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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gourds & Pumpkins

Today I went to a Pumpkin Patch.
A drive through Sonoma, CA on to Petaluma where the pumpkins and sunflowers are located.
It was an overcast day, the sun tried to come out.
I still enjoyed driving the back roads and being outside most of all day.
Here are a few of my finds.
The sun came out briefly just as I arrived to find this truck.
I love the colors, textures, sizes of the pumpkins and gourds.

The patch is much bigger than what you see in the photo.
They have pigs, sheep, cows, goats, a horse.
There is a big corn stalk maze that I got lost in one time not too many years ago.
A jumping house for children to run off their energy.
Then the big stacks of hay.
I realized I was missing my two grandsons.
They have been to this place with me, and love climbing.
However when I take photos I can't take them, besides that they were in school.
I enjoy finding pumpkins with interesting stems.
This one looks like some guy holding a mass of something.
This goat really wanted out of the gated area.
He stood up and wanted his photograph taken.
Stems, colors, seeds, textures.
Plants are amazing.
Buds of a sunflower.
I wonder if this one may be a little late.
Because most of the ones I saw where on their way out.
I was told last week would of been the best with sun and the spry flowers showing off their stuff.
Gourds are cool.
I never noticed these things until I moved up to Northern California thirty eight years ago when I realized fall has a new meaning.
This sunflower appeared to have a heart shape center.
The End


zeder said...

Yes, skin and texture of gourds are really great work of art from our great creator.
Regards from Berlin and thanks for your comment.

Leovi said...

I love your photos of pumpkins, that wonderful is an understatement. The color, composition ... everything is perfect, a feast for the eyes.

Remi said...

Oh how many nice pictures of pumpkin ...
Very nice orange color. warm color .. :))

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

So many beautiful pictures Jane. I really like the colors of the pumpkins and sunflowers.
Here it was snowing this morning, but right now it's soon coming rain. So we have a little bit of both today.
Wishing you a nice weekend:)

Greetings from Berit.

Light-In-A-Box said...

Fantastic pictures Jane, Thanks for taking us along to the pumkin patch! Very interesting stems indeed! Have a great weekend...

JANE E KIRN said...

Thank you, I know it must be an overload of pumpkins. What is interesting to me is to hear from people all over the world, and finding out it is snowing for some, hot for others, or rain. This is why I like the blog, to see your photos and your world. I will be visiting you all soon.

Coneflower Ranch said...

Great shots! The last one of the pumpkin bum made me giggle. Great find!

JANE E KIRN said...

Coneflower Ranch, that "bum" pumpkin was purchased by a worker at the pumpkin patch. She had it aside to take home. I found out she wanted to put a bra on it. I also learned that there were a lot of gourds and pumpkins that grew DOUBLES this year. They do not know why...

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Did you bring home any of these pumpkins or gourds for yourself? I like the picture of the stem-man holding something in his stem-hands.

Lisa said...

I love Love each photo . What a delight this had to be for you. I love Sunflowers I think as much as you do . I love the wagon. To be honest I have never been to a pumkin patch so Im sure enjoying the view thought you lens.

Thank so much for the friends invite.
Smiles and Hugs

Lisa said...

The last Pumkin really made me smile.
I have to look though my photos and see if I have sunflowers left to post.
Have a wonderful Saturday

JANE E KIRN said...

Yes the large pumpkin I brought home looks as if it has green worts on it. I got some small gourds too. They are outside on a big rock.

Yes, Lisa do find your sunflowers! Would love to see them. Thank you for the sweet commets.

SouthernSass said...

What great finds on your outing! I loved all of the photos - really beautiful shots!

Ruth B. said...

So many beautiful photos.
Thank you for the comment in my blog, and nice to hear that I have inspired you to knit socks... :-)


Karen said...

WOW, I love every one of these images Jane. Usually I can pick out a favorite, but I can't. Fall looks beautiful through your camera lens!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog when I was searching for pictures of cats :D But I'm glad I found this, I really like your pictures <3

JANE E KIRN said...

SouthernSass, Ruth, Karen and fashionedinfinland, thanks for your gracious comments to my blog! It was nice to wake up to such sweet encouragement. Hopefully I will be posting new things soon.

Fashionedinfinland: I love cats too. Thanks.