Monday, October 31, 2016

Joy of Pumpkins

English pumpkin field

Already stores are setting out Christmas decor.  No more ghosts or witches haunt stores. Halloween night is a few hours away, so best hurry, get the good candy (chocolate for yourself, and Jolly Rogers) before ragged monsters and fairy princesses knock at your door.

But, for little children, there is no bigger joy than sitting on one’s first pumpkin.  And we adults are awed by their smiles. Oh, sure, they like the candy, but sitting on a pumpkin will always be a photo op, a fond memory.


It takes just one pumpkin experience to remind us how marvelous creation is and how utterly awesome is God who created it all.

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  1. They create a great photo op and memory indeed

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    1. My two gr-daughters have that same joy when they sat on the giant pumpkins!

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  2. Amen!
    We never get trick-or-treaters, so I'm eating all the candy.

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    1. I hope you got the good chocolate, not Hersheys. Godiva, Dove, Cadbury...

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  3. Sitting on pumpkins is a thing? I've never seen that done. I guess I'm sheltered.

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    1. Oh, go ahead! You will fall off, but the little kids fit just fine.

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  4. I am with Liz A. here.
    Love that field of pumpkins though.

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    1. Sigh. You missed out on that. Next year though.

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  5. I liked the chocolate I ate, before I gave the rest to a village resident with trick or treat tonight, not last Saturday. My granddaughter painted five different faces on her pumpkin, and turns it around to yield a different view daily.

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    1. Now that is thinking outside the pumpkin!

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  6. I didn't know if Trick or Treat etc. was celebrated in England. It sure wasn't when we lived there but that's a long time ago. I don't ever remember seeing pumpkins for sale either. But then that was 40 years ago. I have now lived here longer than in the UK.

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    1. In Ireland, All Hallow's Eve was a holy day. Pumpkins were imported from France, and were for cooking. We held our own mini-tricktreat at our house.
      I don't know if that has changed yet.

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  7. Halloween is over here now, the stores have their stocks at half price and Christmas things are very evident on the shelves, reminding me that I must soon buy Christmas Cards.

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    1. Today the same will be true. So glad it is over.

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  8. It wouldn't be Halloween without a real pumpkin.

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    1. Give me a real pumpkin anytime! But let me cook it and make it into a pie!

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  9. So true! I am always filled with inspiration by all this world has to offer us. Pumpkins are so magical no matter what age we are. x

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  10. I love pumpkins too. And you are right – they offer great photo opportunities.

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  11. Can't say I've ever sat on a pumpkin, but I have sat on a tuffet and fortunately was not accosted by any spiders.

    Our God is an awesome God. Pumpkins are further evidence of His amazing creation. You can't convince me that pumpkins evolved from a potato or whatever.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I am certain there are pumpkins still around in those tents, and you could find a large one there. Tuffets are supposedly comfort.

      God created with Wisdom that we cannot improve upon, not matter how genes are tossed around.

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  12. I love it! I wanted to grow my own pumpkin patch when I was a kid. I agree, there's something almost magical about them. Never planted my pumpkin patch, but I've still got a lot of years to live.

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    1. My parents planted some pumpkin seed, and their vines spread. Slowly they died off until there was only one dinky green yellow pumpkin. My brothers smashed it. Don't delay!

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  13. Pumpkins are so much part of life now it seems, and you can use them in so many different recipe ideas.

    Loved the photo on this post.

    Good wishes for this new month of November

    All the best Jan

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    1. thanks for your comment! Pumpkins are versatile in so many recipes. Native Americans called corn, beans, and pumpkins the "three sisters". Great history.

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