Sunday, October 4, 2009

For the Love of Pumpkins

Yesterday marked our first trip to the pumpkin fields this fall. Oh, it makes me very, very happy! It was just an hour or so before sunset and while the kids played under the watchful eye of their dad (there was a play structure -- these are savvy farmers!), I wandered around the beautiful property. Totally blissed out!
Plumper Pumpkins is a delightful farm perched in the west hills. The view is stunning. Of course there are hay rides, animals to view and pet, gourds of all sorts, a pumpkin flinging contraption . . . in previous years, I've picked up a couple of pumpkin recipes as well. 
We had had a mixed bag of weather - rain, sun, clouds. I couldn't believe my good fortune when I looked through the viewfinder and saw these beautiful sun beams. 
Today's to-do list is long . . . but I get to pull out the fall decor (i.e. PUMPKINS!) and the crock pot for savory, warm meals. This is, I think, my favorite time of year. So comfortable and rich. There's the anticipation of good things to come -- the holidays are around the corner. 
Today I made my first watermark brush stroke -- I can't say enough positive things about Coffee Shop tutorials! I feel so accomplished:) 


Caroline said...

Such lovely photos! I love the light in the top picture!

A. Jarrett said...

Wow - these images are gorgeous~ I love the fall colors!

Jaime said...

Oh, those sunbeams are delightful! Even the beams coming off the petals of that gorgeous sunflower. This is my favourite time of the year too. So cosy. And don't you love pumpkin fields? I can see the orange from a distance from the top of the mountain I climb but I have yet to actually go visit them up close. Perhaps I will go this year...and take my camera too!