‘Gourd’eous Gourds

It is the first day of fall and according to Mother Nature, it has arrived.  I passed a farmer’s stand on the way to drop my daughter off at preschool.  The beautifully lined-up pumpkins beckoned me to take a closer look.  I then noticed huge boxes of various squashes, some I had never seen before, and some twice the size of a watermelon.  I then came to the gourds and was blown away–they are gorgeous!  Truly, take a minute to look at the color combinations, the shapes, the textures, even the angles of  the stems.  Is there a more creative artist then Mother Nature?  Seeing these fall crops made me feel excited for the season change.  It is time to get out the sweaters, warm some apple cider, try pumpkin and squash recipes, and unpack the fall decorations.  Perhaps your decorations will include some gourds as gorgeous as these.

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6 Comments to “‘Gourd’eous Gourds”

  1. Love these gourds and I love the fall time! Hurray! I’m excited to read more on this blog.

  2. Hi Tamara! I just stopped by to check out what your new blog is and I LOVE IT! I’ll be checking back often to use your tips to help me feed my kids healthier… we need it! Love ya! Oh, and was I the neighbor that let my kid eat the borax, because that so happened! 😦

    • Hi Karen! Yes, you inspired me to first use Borax, and your story about calling poison control and everything being okay made me feel that much better about using it around our Berkeley apartment. It was the only thing that worked. So good to hear from you! Yes, come back and visit the blog 🙂

  3. Speaking of gourds and squashes and such, I just tried a new butternut squash soup recipe and even my very picky husband liked it. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/butternut-squash-soup/detail.aspx Love your photo!

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