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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In search of The Great Pumpkin...


Thanksgiving weekend was full of family and food!
My Aunt hosted a huge family reunion and I was able to connect
with many loved ones I don't get to see often enough.
I stayed the night out at my folks place with my awesome nieces
and we took advantage of the dry-ish weather to visit the local pumpkin patch...
What can I say about a field full of these plump orange orbs?
Always a favourite to photograph...
Brother Dan, affectionately known as BroGorman, thought so too...
Seems to be a quintessential autumn thing to do...
Wandering up and down the rows, looking for just the right one...
Exploring all the angles...
And then...Yes! This one...definitely this is the one she wanted!
We took a little drive up to the top of the hill and found this pretty boy...
Hello beautiful!
Oh and we found the best little pigpen too...
This big boy was separated from the gals...
I supposed he was only there for his...ahem...services...
Even though he had a smirk on his face, I felt a bit lonely for him...
Ah yes, the girl from the country who comes to visit her folks and roams around looking 
at other peoples country scenes...
It's different out here though. Flat farm lands...big open spaces...my home is amongst the woods
and sometimes I long for the views of the valleys and fields...
So a lovely weekend with family...so many of the babies I once knew all grown
up with babies of their own. 
That's the way though isn't it? 
Life marches on in wondrous ways.
Cherish these times.

4 comments:

gz said...

a good get-together.

Nancy Kay said...

Your pumpkin patch pictures are wonderful. What a special treat to greet the horse and piggy. Cute, cute pics!! Looks like a great weekend!!

Acornmoon said...

Happy Halloween to you and yours. X

Lucinda Keller said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing these fabulous shots.
First year in forEVER that I didn't go to the pumpkin patch!
Always love the pumpkins with the great stems!
Love the pig shots too!!!