Pumpkin Love

Beth'sAmong the many things that excite me this time of year is going to Beth’s Farm Market in Warren, Maine.

pumpkinspumpkinspumpkinsLinda  078There I am in pumpkin heaven surrounded by more textures and colors of pumpkins and gourds than ever imagined.

Linda  075The hard part is deciding what to get, so I just load my basket with no idea what happens next.

pumpkins/porchAt home, the front porch need a little change from summer to fall and my bounty will fill the bill.

porch/pumpkinsThe good for all seasons wheelbarrow has a new load of pumpkins and gourds that are perfect company for the mums bursting with color.

pumpkins/porchPlants on this little chair are looking a trifle puny, so they are tossed and replaced.  pumpkinsAren’t the textures on these wonderful?  The lighter orange one is called a peanut  pumpkin, and it’s easy to see why.

wreathSome of the small pumpkins could probably be attached to the burlap wreath, but sunflowers seem as much a part of fall as pumpkins and add a bit of contrast to the orange tones.

pumpkins/kitchenPorch finished, still there are more pumpkins, so inside they go

pumpkina/kitchenwhere they nestle happily on the kitchen island. It’s likely they will stay right there through Thanksgiving.  Now, that’s what I call bang for the buck! 

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Falling for Fall Porch Party

18 thoughts on “Pumpkin Love

  1. This totally gets me in the mood to get out there and hit the pumpkin patch!!! One about 45 minutes from home is the best. Maybe next weekend. Ramon is out of town this weekend, so I’ll have to wait for him to return. I can’t wait!!! I hope you’re having a wonderful fall weekend!

  2. I’ve never seen a peanut pumpkin before. How does it taste? Anything like peanuts at all?

    1. I’m not sure it’s one to eat. For sure I’ve never tried it.

  3. Great autumn pics, Lulu. Love the pumpkins. 🙂

  4. I love peanut pumpkins! Every year there seems to be more and more to choose from, and that market looks filled with goodies~

    1. Jenna, you’d go nuts at Beth’s!

  5. Also if your pumpkins hold up you can spray paint them in beautiful silver, gold, red and green and keep them out for Christmas decorations. That is something we love to do here on the farm 🙂

    1. Last year I brought all my pumpkins and gourds back to Houston and used them as you suggest!

  6. Love fall decorating!! It’s so colorful, fun and makes me happy!!

  7. What beautiful pumpkins…just love that texture…and yes, love that you can carry them right thru Thanksgiving!!!…Love that picture of you!

    1. Me with hair that needs to be washed, no makeup and dirt all over the front of my shirt. So, why did I include this photo?!?

  8. Mazie (not sure if that’s spelled correctly) looks absolutely adorable on the front porch! What fun that must have been shopping and then decorating …you have a gift of pulling it all together and creating things of beauty.

    1. Yes, Maizy got right into the picture after she sniffed the pumpkins.

  9. Nice array of pumpkins and gourds, Linda. The peanut pumpkin is a little creepy, looks like it has a fungus growing out of the top…great for Halloween decorations, though!
    Have a great weekend.

    1. First am fascinated by all the textures of pumpkins, many of which are new to me.

  10. Wonderful Fall photographs – think I may be heading over to the Farmers’ Market to take a shot of pumpkins for Pumpkin Oil Pastel 2014. Have a lovely weekend.

    1. I’m thinking you could paint something wonderful with pumpkins as your subject.

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