Pumpkins Are Ready

  The Pumpkins Are Ready !  At our house that means many things. Sharp tools. Grandpa’s gloves. Stacking and sorting. Jumping over. Laying on. Choosing.  Lining up. Re-arranging. Counting and counting again.         Pumpkins are best harvested by children. They see magic in every single shape, color …

Pumpkins Are Ready

journal entry: Music to my ears. The Pumpkins Are Ready ! That means lots of fun. Fun only children could think of in a pumpkin patch. It is especially fun to harvest pumpkins at the end of the day. When the evening light makes them glow.   Everyone knows you …

Painting Pumpkins

“Grandpa, look at our hands.  They’re the same !” -Holden and Grandpa Painting Pumpkins- journal entry: It is October.  Pumpkins are ready.  All are harvested and lined up in the garden.  Children have opinions about pumpkins.  Once they have picked their favorites, I get out the paint and the glitter …

Tiny Pumpkin Person

“If the pumpkin fits – wear it.” -Anyone- journal entry: I didn’t have a blog when I took these photographs of a new little pumpkin.  I don’t mean the orange pumpkin with the stem.  I mean the human one.  Even grandmas can take fun, staged photographs when a baby is …

The Pumpkin Harvest

“He’ll come here because I have the most sincere pumpkin patch and he respects sincerity.” -Linus to Charlie Brown speaking about The Great Pumpkin- journal entry: We planted the pumpkins later this year, hoping to stretch their ripening all the way to October.  Oh, well.  Those in the middle of …