I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pumpkin Patch

Happy Halloween! Every year my friend and I go to the pumpkin patch. Just us, no kiddies---we're not ''too old'', even if the kids now are. In fact I'll never be too old for this special treat.
This is the pretty garden center over the bridge on the mainland. Not too far, an easy drive and it was a gorgeous sunny day.

Lots of pictures, I'm leaving them in the order I took them, so that you can join us on our pumpkin search.
Brilliant color greets you as you enter the grounds.

Pink windflowers, brown-eyed susans, bronze coral bells.

Pre-planted bushel baskets, love the combos of plants, colors.

Expansive greenhouses full of Fall goodies...

I was taken by the beautiful old blue ladder, of all things.

 And I loved these giant deck pots, glazed in glorious colors. No prices, though. [I was hoping they were on sale but they seemed to be just stored here.]

Every pumpkin and gourd you can imagine!

My neighbors decorated their yard and deck with these very large funny gourds, below, and giant orange pumpkins, plus a ghost or two.

Inside were the fairy gardens, all decked out for Halloween.

And ooooh, look! Polka Dot pumpkins.


Then the outdoor pumpkin patch, all the gorgeous punks, glowing in the afternoon sun.

As you leave, more beautiful flowers and planting, these are perennials and grasses mostly.

Love these coneflowers.

Rustic sap buckets form a waterfeature on the left

For the quilters who visit, does this not look just like a Kaffe Fasset print! here

one version, below.

As for me, I went home empty handed. I was overwhelmed by the choices. Silly me.  My faves:
the pastel striped guy on the right~
but Warty is verrry cute too!

The huge green and orange striped carving pumpkin.

The white, the turquoise...? Polka dots?

Srripey on the left....

My friend was more focused. Here is her front steps.

Abundance of autumn joy....thanks for joining us!

gone to the beach....