Sunday, October 18, 2009


Autumn is the time for those who love orange. While it's not my favorite hue, I can easily be seduced by a pyracantha bush laden down with shiny orange berries or by a pride of pumpkins, like these here. Being so similar in color and size, the subtle differences in shapes become important. But it's the stems that keep me looking. Thick or thin, straight, curved or set at a jaunty angle, they give each pumpkin a distinct personality. I'll bet the stems have a lot to do with what type of face might be carved into these pumpkins waiting to become Jack O' Lanterns