Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Paradise!

If you haven't noticed, I love autumn!
Especially pumpkins!
One of our local churches hosts an annual pumpkin sale and I couldn't resist photographing it:).
Pumpkins fill baskets.
"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see."
Linus, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
White pumpkins,
mottled pumpkins,
and classic orange pumpkins.
Here's a red pumpkin
(looks like a tomato and a pumpkin got together-would that make this a 'tumpkin'?)
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."
-Jim Davis
"It's the GREEN pumpkin Charlie Brown!"
Pumpkins as far as the eye can see:).
I call this the 'peanut pumpkin' because it looks like a bunch of peanuts.
(hmmm...we got tomato pumpkins and now peanut pumpkins-there's some serious cross pollination going on in these pumpkin patches:).
Colorful pumpkins.
Ring around the pumpkins, pocket full of something, ashes, ashes, we all carve now!
Baskets of mini pumpkins.
"Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you?
"Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?"
These are just 'gourd-ous'!
"I've learned there are three things you don't discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin."-Linus"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
-Henry David Thoreau

So here ends my pumpkin post.

You can find me in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin...


Sandi said...

I LOVE your pumpkin post Marilyn!! Love your take on the TUMPKIN...sounds good to me. And that one sure looks like a bunch of peanuts! Makes me want to drive up the road a couple miles to get a few.
Have a wonderful day!!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

What a seasonal fun post... I have never seen one of the peanut punkies... HUmmmmmmm

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Kim,
One of my most favorite things in the world, gorgeous pumpkins of all kinds. What a cheerful post, I love them all and yes I'll sing some pumpkin carols along... Can't wait for The Great Pumpkin to come to TV.
Happy day!

Deanna said...

Love this post with the beautiful pictures. WOW! Fantastic.

I saw for the first time a peanut pumpkin. Not sure how I feel about this! So very unusual.

Interesting how the variety of pumpkins are getting more attention these days than just good ole orange ones.

Autumn blessings to you,

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year too! Love looking at the abundance of lovely pumpkin photos, and Charles Schulz quotes too! Can't beat that. Thanks, you made my day.

crochet lady said...

Awesome pumpkin pics Kim! That is quite a variety. The peanut one is a little creepy!

Paula said...

Dear Kim,

Wonderful post! You always put a smile on my face! I loved seeing all the beautiful pumpkins and loved the names you came up with for the unusual ones!

Love, Paula

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

I love your pumpkin post, that you have shared today.
What a lot of different varieties.
A nice bowl of pumpkin soup and roast pumpkin are so yummy.


June said...

Kim that peanut pumkin is way cool!!! I think the red one could be tumkin or pumato. This is one BIG pumkin patch!

Stephenie said...

Love the pumpkin post.. I can't wait to go and get my pumpkins.. I'm in slow motion this year.. I think it might be because my son would always pick out the pumpkins and now he doesn't.. He thinks he's to old(hehe)...
Hope all is well..

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I've been away but pleased to find I'm back in time for your pumpkin post.
Our fascination must have something to do with childhood memories of Halloween.
Your niece looks lovely in all those southern gowns.

The Sweetbrier Cottage said...

I lose my Internet for a few days and all sorts of beautiful pictures are posted. Love the pumpkin patch and your niece should definitely go with you on some of your performances!

Jodie LeJeune said...

What kind of tea are you drinking Kim??? This was the cutest post ever! I've been away from the computer for more than a week and your blog was the first one I ran to today, knowing you would make me smile...AND YOU DID! Too cute as now I have Linus carrying his blanket in my mind...and pig pen with his stinky cloud around him...mean mean Lucy always tripping Charlie Brown...
Okay...I'm back to reality now...thanks for the escape.
Love the pumpkins girl!
everything vintage

TattingChic said...

What a perfect pumpkin patch paradise pollination post! Whew...say that 5 times fast! LOL!

Those are fun photos! I'm feeling the autumnal love, honey!

~TattingChic ♥

Eastlake Victorian said...

Oh, what beautiful shots of all the pumpkins! Such a pretty, sunny day. The pumpkins look so perfect. When we go to get our pumpkins, they're always dirty and dented!

I always loved watching Charlie Brown every year for Halloween. Thanks for reminding me how beautiful Fall can be!

Marie Antionette said...

WOW!!!,Lokk at all them glorious pumpkins,all shapes color and sizes.Amazing. Amazing post.XXOO Marie Antionette

Anonymous said...

I love the little tiny ones. I have 10 grands and found 10 baby pumpkins to put with Papaw and Mamaw pumpkins.I will post the soon. Got to wait til P and M paint dries on the faces. This was a darling post.

lorhen82 said...

Ha....I just did a pumpkin post today! I didn't know you had done one too...I promise I wasn't trying to copy!!! Love the pumpkins!