As each season rolls into the next, I find myself pointing the lens of my camera toward those things which so perfectly define the heart and soul of that particular time of year: snow and twinkly lights in the winter, new growth and flowers in the spring, sunflowers in the summer, and in the fall, brilliant foliage and pumpkins!
It's said that Mother Nature knows best, and in the garden, nothing could be more true. (Assuming we listen when she speaks!) Sunflowers are fast to germinate in the spring, and grow quickly throughout the early summer. Each blossom that forms is individual in it's personality, color, and appearance. They are beautiful from the bud, all the way through to seed head formation. And that time of year, is when the pumpkins take over.
Defined as squash, pumpkins are thought to have originated in North America. The etymology can be easily looked up anywhere, and frankly, doesn't matter. For me, what's really important is the soul of the pumpkin. People who haven't worked with plants or spent time gardening might not understand about plant souls. But with each fruit which swells out of the flower, a personality emerges as well.
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