In a Pumpkin Patch

posted by Sharon October 29, 2013 25 Comments

The local pumpkin patch still has a fine selection.

Here’s what struck me as I wandered around the hay-filled grounds. No two pumpkins are alike. Just like snowflakes — and people — they come in unique shapes and sizes. Some are tall.

Some are round. Very round.

Some are dented, a little smashed up.

This one has a twisty top. So distinctive.

You can find a little green among all the orange.

And then there’s a barrel full of sweet, tiny pumpkins.

The great thing is, I bet all these pumpkins will be chosen by the end of this week. Someone will go for the round one, someone else will want a fashionably tall pumpkin. A family will come along who won’t care about a few dents. The little pumpkins will go home with someone and become part of a lovely fall centerpiece.

All pumpkins — and all people — are valuable. And all the differences make life fun.

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Tuesday Muse, Sweet Shot Tuesdays, and Communal Global. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s textures Little Things and Appreciate.

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25 Comments

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Leave It To Davis October 29, 2013 at 3:57 am

How insightful! I will now look at pumpkins in an entirely different light. πŸ™‚ You have a wonderful view of the world.

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abrianna October 29, 2013 at 5:07 am

I like the maroon flowers against the orange pumpkins.

One of the things i liked about my pumpkin shot a couple of weeks ago was the deeper orange and ridges of some of them. Great thoughts in your post too,

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Prairie Jill October 29, 2013 at 5:17 am

Beautiful series. I really like the second one – the flowers and the pumpkin together are wonderful.

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cathy @ ma vie trouvee October 29, 2013 at 7:01 am

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful pumpkin shots – I miss the fall and all its color here in Singapore!

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Pieni lintu October 29, 2013 at 8:30 am

Wow, those are HUGE. πŸ™‚

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow October 29, 2013 at 9:11 am

Great analogy; love the post AND that twisty top pumpkin! πŸ™‚

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Anca Ramona October 29, 2013 at 9:47 am

Pumpkins are sooo cute!! But I don’t like when people make them monsters. πŸ˜›

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dalettre October 29, 2013 at 10:43 am

We didn’t ever make it to the pumpkin patch this year. Thank goodness for Kroger’s fine selection! πŸ™‚

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Joyce October 29, 2013 at 11:38 am

Oh these photos are just lovely and I so enjoyed your writing. It is true isn’t it-we all have value, no matter what our appearance might be…
Visiting from A Rural Journal-
Jemma

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Stephanie October 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

I always choose the one with the twisty stem.

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Hootin' Anni October 29, 2013 at 11:40 am

Love the twisty stem on that one special one.

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Gillena Cox October 29, 2013 at 12:13 pm

awesome pumpkins; have a nice day

much love…

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin October 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm

These are gorgeous!!

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kim October 29, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Love a pumpkin patch and you are right, there is something for everyone!

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nicki October 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Fun visit to the pumpkin patch – love the twisted stem pumpkin.

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Pride in Photos Photography October 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I had a big smile for the twisted vine pumpkin too cute.

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Tammy/Our Neck of the Woods October 29, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Pretty pumpkins! I love the one with the twisty top. We grew pumpkins this year in our garden and no two were alike! Some of them even had these neat “warts” all over – looked so cool!

Visiting from Tuesday Muse πŸ™‚

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Snap October 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

wonderful post. i love this time of year and the pumpkins — all different and each one fun and the perfect pumpkin for someone! well done! πŸ™‚

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Barb October 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I like your philosophy and the photos say fall to me.

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Ida P. Krause October 30, 2013 at 12:09 am

Interesting insight on the pumpkin patch. Can I be less of a “round” one!
Loved the curly stem.

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Nancy @ A Rural Journal October 30, 2013 at 1:04 am

Insightful post Sharon — I love the twisty vines on top myself. πŸ™‚

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Evelyn in Oregon October 30, 2013 at 5:12 am

You really know how to photograph pumpkins and give them personalities! I just wanted to find one that was round…instead, I settled for one that has a flat back. I think pumpkin patch growers should set those pumpkins on their bottoms so they can grow up round. πŸ™‚

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Barb Brookbank October 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Love your photos!

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Beverly October 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Love the twisted pumpkin stem! These are just fantastic, and so large!

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Rosie Grey November 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm

What a beautiful collection of pumpkins!

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