Last week, we headed out to Sauvie Island Farms with our excellent cohorts from last year's pumpkining. It has been very gloomy and chilly and lovely-in-a-sad-way around here most days, but we lucked out on the pumpkin-fetching excursion, and the island was Autumn-bright and beautiful.
I had a hard time not taking a bunch of identical photos to the ones from last year's post. I suppose we're just charmed by the same things over and over, and that's not such a bad thing.
Most charming pumpkin at the patch (coincidentally, holding in his arms a not-too-shabby pumpkin).
I love to see all the different types of pumpkins, squash, gourds and things. Are those with the little hats on the left called "turban squash"?
And goodness knows I can never resist a whole bin of apples.
The last of the flowers were sweet in their curly-edged, slightly wilty Autumn phase.
Everything is always so golden and giddy and fun out on that island, especially when we're out there pumpkining.
Me in my official pumpkin-picking gear with pretty rows of some enormous lettuce.
As I write, there are trays of sweet-smelling butternut squash roasting in the oven, and a chill in my toes. I've got pumpkin muffins, and gingerbread-blondies to bake, a pumpkin to carve, and I can't wait to see what trick-or-treaters find their way to us tomorrow!
Happy Friday & Happy Halloween!