|cute little gourd|
My older son is in middle school now, and no longer gets field trips to pumpkin patches. It's bittersweet to watch your kids get older! Just when you're enjoying one stage, they move on to another. I hadn't even heard of pumpkin patches like these when I was a kid, so going with their school classes has been a treat. We may actually have to see how much a nice pumpkin costs at the local stores so he can pick one, too. Personally, I have wanted a blue one for a few years now!
|picking the perfect pumpkin|
It's a strange time of year, when it can rain an inch or more one day, and be lovely the next. Trees are turning and pumpkins are popping up everywhere, but my strawberry plants are still bearing the odd berry (and particularly big ones compared to the early summer berries!), and the roses are still blooming. Outside our front door are these roses, which managed to survive the recent downpours although the whole (very long) stem is seriously drooping. I almost pruned it off last week because I knew it would get knocked over by the rain, but now I'm so glad I didn't!
|roses in autumn|