Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pumpkin Time

Autumn is my favorite season. This year, I await it more eagerly than usual because it has been a long, hot summer. I swear I have been continuously hot for three and a half months. :( Enough summer already!

Finally I am noticing a few hints that autumn is on the way. The mornings are cooler. The apples on my tree are nearly ripe. And there are pumpkins!

On a seemingly unrelated topic, I've had this three-tier (what I think is a) plant stand for a while. I painted it black, but it sat empty because I couldn't think what to put in it.

Then it occurred to me... pumpkins!

Little orange and white and stripey pumpkins! They're so cuuute!

Think quick - are pumpkins a fruit or a vegetable? ;)

17 comments:

  1. That's awesome :) I have a black planter too; for years I wanted to repurpose it somehow, and then I realized one day that it's the perfect jack-o-lantern stand!
    And to answer your think quick question, fruit! ... at least I think it is...

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    1. Thanks! A planter stand makes a jack-o-lantern look classy. :)

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  2. I think they're considered a fruit, but I consider them to be a vegetable anyway.XD

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    1. Yeah, pumpkins have sort of a dual personality. They are a botanical fruit but also a "culinary vegetable." :) Either way, they're fun.

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  3. This is so cute!
    Yeah we have a horrid summer each year as well. the worst part is that it's almost 4 hot months of summer...

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    1. Thanks! I'm originally from the southern US, and summer there is easily 4+ months of humid misery. Hated it! Here it's typically just July and August that are uncomfortably hot. But this year, summer hit hard by June 1 and it's still hot in mid-September. Bleh. :P

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  4. Neither fruit nor vegetable - pumpkins belong to the gourd family. I used to think they were a fruit because they have seeds and were edible but no. Gourds they are.

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    1. Both your former and your current thinking are right - they're a fruit and they're in the gourd family. :)

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  5. That looks fantastic! I bet it would look even better surrounded by fall leaves (fake ones, of course).

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    1. Indeed! I tried using a fall leaf wreath that I have on hand, but I couldn't make it work. Some leafy garland should do the trick.

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    1. Grab the nearest metal thingy and paint it black! It works for me. ;)

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  7. Pumpkins are a fruit, I guess!
    Your stand is perfect for pumpkin display!

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    1. ...and our summer I can say was "pissy" rain almost every day and cold :/

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    2. So that's where the coolness and the rain went! We didn't have a bit of either. :(

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  8. I agree, I've had it with summer! I'm boiling!

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    1. Indeed! Bring on the cooler weather!

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