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Friday, 3 October 2008

Some Pumpkin People .........

This is just one of the places we stopped at for our little drive in the near by country side this morning. It is a family run nursery and they try to make some very appealing displays for people to enjoy .. but I think they went too far this year when they kidnapped this poor pumpkin family .. two were knocked out cold and this poor guy on the bike .. what can I say ? He really tried to make an escape and is still silently screaming as his legs are frozen in a pumping action on the bike. I think there was some "moonshine" involved but I don't want to have to battle a law suit over slander ???


Great display of the sweet potato vine for Autumn colour .. I have to make a note of that in my BIG thinking book !

Corn stalks look a little dodgy to me .. maybe, being inside, the mold spores took over ?
You can NEVER have too many mums now can you ?

10 comments:

Darlene said...

GORGEOUS pictures!!! I LOVE these kind of pictures!!!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Darlene .. I just love all of your Halloween decorations .. I looked at them all over again just now and wow ... they are GREAT !!

Water Roots said...

Wow, beautiful! I love the month of October for all these great things…Halloween, pumpkins, apples, pumpkin pie, apple pie, baked apples, mmm…mmmm….

So, hubby and I will be in Kingston tomorrow (Saturday) for the third time in the last few weeks to view some homes. I will keep my eyes open for the kidnapped pumpkin family...LOL!

Incidentally, the more we come to your beautiful city, the more determined we are to move there. We've been there quite a few times in the past few months as we work towards our relocation, and we're starting to get to know the area more and more. We've also met some really nice, friendly people!

Northern Shade said...

They did a wonderful job with their displays, and had a lot of fun too. Did they entice you to take a mum or two home?

cindee said...

The mums were cheaper here then the pumpkins this year so I bought several. I also grew a great potato vine this year. I wish I could over winter it. Its so big and pretty.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Cindee .. that is almost the case here as well .. cheap mums . I think because they came out too early and bloomed so fast ! Yes .. I have to remember that about the vine for next year too : )

Northern Shade .. there was actually no one around this green house .. they were working in the other one .. so I didn't want to disturb them .. we picked more up in town though : )

WR ! .. that is great you are getting to know Kingston .. it still is (for now) a small city and a pretty basic lay out to follow .. but buildings are going up like crazy every where .. we like our area with it being a bit more towards the outskirts. Good Luck with the house hunting !

Rose said...

This is what I love about autumn--all the colorful displays of oranges, yellows, and rust. I keep buying more mums:)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Rose .. Thanks ! .. what is it about mums this year ? I keep buying more too : )

cindydyer said...

Hi GardenJoy4me!

Thanks for the comment on my recent pumpkin post!

The "alien pods" you photographed are milkweed seed pods. When the pods finally burst open, you'll see some wispy filaments (like cotton candy) with dark teardrop shaped seeds wrapped inside the strands. The wind carries the seeds off and milkweed plants are born in other places. Milkweed is the sole food for the Monarch butterfly caterpillar! Good to see it's in abundance at your lakes!

Cindy, www.cindydyer.wordpress.com

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello Cindy .. thanks for stopping by ! .. yup, we are very lucky still to have real countryside not far from our little city .. and I appreciate it greatly : )