Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Harvest Time

Well, the harvest in my garden is pretty pathetic. I really stink at growing things. About the only thing that did well this year were the pumpkins. I love to grow Jack B. Littles. They're so cute! And we grew a few jack-o-lantern-sized pumpkins, as well.

Here is a pile of our Jack B. Littles. I brought out the macro lens for today's shots.





A macro shot of the dried-up tendrils on a Jack B. Little.

This pumpkin had the misfortune of choosing to grow in between the wooden edge of the garden and the fence. He is wedged in there tight! Alex tried to pry him out today, but he wouldn't budge. But, he is the only pumpkin we grew that has a waist! Maybe I should say "she" instead of "he."

Alex carrying one of our full-size pumpkins to the front yard to put on the porch.

And here's a little sunflare that I captured just in the nick of time!

Edited to add: Oh, and because Becky noticed Alex was wearing shorts and wondered if our weather had changed significantly since my snow post... Yes, it has. The snow has almost all melted, it was in the 50s today, and it's supposed to be 70 by Friday! Mallory is really excited because Friday is her birthday! Yay!

Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

Becky said...

I love pumpkins! It's been a bad pumpkin year around here. Do the shorts mean you had a major change in weather since yesterday's snow or were these taken a couple of days ago?

Cindi Koceich said...

How cool is that that you grow your own pumpkins!!

Cari said...

I love your pumpkin photos! How neat that you grow your own!
Cari

Shannon said...

Ohhh I love sun flare pictures!! :) I love this time of year because we get to take pictures of pumpkins! :)

Mom2Drew said...

Yup, sounds like our weather.

Loving all that glorious orange.

pat said...

Great bunch of pumpkins! I love your tendril shot--I always go for those.

Janae said...

I love that macro shot. Perfect! I am glad Nate is doing so well in Canada. Sounds like he is doing great and having so much fun.

Jen said...

I love that second one! And Im so glad too that its getting warmer again. Im not ready for snow. And happy birthday to Mallory!!

Chell said...

Oh how fun. Cute pumpkins. I am not even brave enough to try to grow a garden

Amy ~ Just Being Aimlyss said...

These are so fun, I just love pumpkin shots! I need to find some. :) That macro shot is so fun and I love your sun flare too!

Tracy said...

Those baby pumpkins are so cute. Did you grow them from seed? I looked all over town for plant starts of those this year.

Liz said...

Love the jack-be-littles, I never thought to actually grow them myself. Great sun flare!

Reds said...

From snow to shorts??!!! Wow!!! So fun that you grow your own pumpkins!!

Jess said...

Your fall garden is better than mine! NOTHING I planted grew! LOL! That sunflare photo ROCKS... WOW!

Bobbi said...

I just love, love pumpkins! The tendril pictures are so cool and I love your sunburst.