Friday, October 01, 2010

Baby Pumpkins

Baby Pumpkins
Cucurbita pepo
(koo-KER-bih-ta) (PEP-oh)

“October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.”

Hal Borland, American Author 1900-1978

Seems like I always post a picture of pumpkins around this time of year. These little guys were in a seasonal display with some mums, hay bales and full sized pumpkins. This year we actually grew a couple of pumpkins although after a late start the vines climbed up a fence and eventually the pumpkins broke off the stem from bring too heavy.

Baby pumpkins can add an interesting twist to the holiday table when used as a single serving dish for soup or a bit of rice. Bake them for 25 minutes at 350 degrees and remove the seeds and you have the perfect holiday server.

Now I wanted rain but it looks like there is a little too much coming right now. This week has been tough to get anything done and today is no exception. On top of the couple inches of rain we are going to have some strong winds, which is never a good combination. The weekend is supposed to be nice.


Linda said...

Beautiful baby pumpkins! The orange really pops out quite nicely in them and I love the composition! Enjoyed your story as well...After all this rain and wind, the weekend will give us some great photo ops with rich colors everywhere.. cheers, Linda

Kala said...

I need to buy some of these to feed to my squirrels!