Monday, October 14, 2013

Day Two Hundred Eighty Seven 2013

“My favorite word is 'pumpkin.' You are a pumpkin. Or you are not. I am.”
~Harrison E. Salisbury

My grandpeeps, Shelby and Elijah, are in their second week of Fall Break and spent the day with me. It was a gorgeous sunny cool Autumn day to spend some time outside. We decided it was a good idea to go pumpkin shopping this afternoon.
The kids said these pumpkins were as big as boulders, and they were. We all wanted one but figured we’d better stick with the smaller ones.
Elijah got the biggest kick out of all the funky looking squashes and gourds.
Shelby fell in love with the baby sized pumpkins.
I’m always attracted to the gnarly ones like these but I didn’t get one. They looked like they were covered in peanut shells.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
~Henry David Thoreau

Shelby had to own this butt shaped pumpkin. We had a good laugh over this one.
Here’s what we ended up taking home. They’re going back later with their mom to pick out a big carving pumpkin. For now, they chose the little baby pumpkins, and Elijah got a couple of gourds he really liked [the one with the long neck he picked out for his mom]. The large pumpkin on the right is mine ~ it was a neat tear drop shape. Also got a weird looking gourd and a couple of tiny pumpkins. Good times in the pumpkin patch with my peeps.


Ann S. said...

Is that the place on Willow Ave? Great selection of pumpkins! I would have to get one of each :)

Jane said...

I love that butt-shaped pumpkin! :) Good pick, Shelb! Very nice selection!

Kelly said...

They have the best punkins!!! That booty pumpkin is hilarious!! Good choices :)