Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin 10

Plain orange pumpkins are no longer the only choice. Yellow, orange, red, green, white or ghoulish gray, solid-colored, spotted or streaked, there is a pumpkin for everyone. At our farmers market, this one was my favorite. Radiating striations migrating into a pattern of orange webbing---now that's squash-based design inspiration. At first the blue 10 annoyed me. It's an incompatible crasher at my design party. Now, the more I look at this photo, the more I like that incongruous blue 10. Ten pounds? Ten dollars? The tenth one picked from the patch?Let's allow it to be a mystery and weave a story around it.