Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Plenitude of Pumpkins


On my way to my writing class in Asheville yesterday, I was enchanted by the array of pumpkins spread out in front of Grace Episcopal Church. Their sale benefits a local food pantry and I didn't grow pumpkins this year so . . .

There's something about trying to find just the right one. . .

Plump and round , elongated or slumped . . .

I always look for one with a nicely curved stem . . .

This big boy below has some personality . . .

No time to linger . . . I had to get to class.

The one on the left will do nicely.
 
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15 comments:

Ms. A said...

So, did you get one?

That's a beautiful church!

Martin Hodges said...

That's quite a harvest!

Kath Marsh said...

Not only gorgeous photos of the pumpkins, but I love your humor!

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a beautiful scene. The pumpkins look they belong right there on the church grounds of the lovely church.

I've never seen a greater variety of pumpkins this year. For lack of a better word, I've been calling them "gourmet." Some are pink, others are striped, and another is called "popcorn" because it's skin looks like popcorn.
Sam

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Love that you were shopping, photographing and of course planning this blog about pumpkins, all at the same enjoyable moment in time!

Mary Anne Rudolph said...

Perfectly precious pumpkins pining to be pies please. Photographed pleasingly, plump and porcine, pompous and petite, pure autumn palate. Heh heh heh

Brian Miller said...

nice...we will be heading to the pumpkin patch this weekend with my boys....fun fun

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, Mary Ann -- plenty of points for you!

Sam -- they had some of the 'gourmet' pumpkins and I wish I'd had time to photograph them but I was in a tearing hurry.

Ms. A -- oh, yes, a nice one.

Lise said...

Wow, all those pumpkins look so festive and make for great photos! Think of all the pumpkin delicacies that can be made :)

NCmountainwoman said...

I love those church pumpkin sales. There is one near our bookstore and when I go down, I walk over just to watch the little kids. They are so adorable picking out just the right pumpkin.

Susie said...

Oh seeing this makes me feel
so cozy inside!

Victoria said...

Oooh,I love pumpkins! I wish I could grow them up here, but the growing season isn't long enough for them. I can never resist buying one, or two...or thirty! I have to have enough for the Raccoons to hold their annual bowling tournament. ;)

Thérèse said...

A reason to believe that the church's door has been repainted to match the pumpkins... Amd such a match with the stones!
Hope the food pantry could be filled up with the benefits.

Terri Buster said...

That's a great idea to raise funds. I have been looking for a white pumpkin- I've been seeing those on the blogs.

juliet said...

What an amazing sight! I love them.