Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Scouting

We finally made it out to The Great Patch, our favorite spot to search for pumpkins out at Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center. The day started out with heavy misty fog which soaked everything, so really we almost didn't go. Erika and I debated over the phone about whether or not we should attempt it, if it was worth it with the weather being as it was, but in the end decided that we couldn't break tradition.
And I am glad we didn't... This year marked our 6th year going together. Everyone was in such good spirits, despite the wet.
There is something charming about visiting a pumpkin patch when the weather is not it's best.
And it scared off some of the crowd,
which made it so much more fun, perusing pumpkins.
It was such a misty afternoon, but beautiful to see the light filtering through it all, leaving only a faint view of the mountains on such a day.
Turban pumpkins... with some of the most amazing colors.
We came in time this year, for last year there was hardly anything left...
Mounds and mounds of beauties!
The Big Macs shone in all their glory...
'Twas a very merry pumpkin occasion, indeed!
See you next year, Great Patch. Thank you for sharing your Autumn splendor with us once more...


Elizabeth said...

Pumpkin patches are fun no matter what the weather is. :) I went nuts this year and bought four big ones, many little guys, and this year my daughter and I will attempt to do some fancy carving with a linoleum cutters.

the fabled needle (jen) said...

i love pumpkin patches, one of the very best things about october! (although i haven't been to one in a couple of years). did you get any good ones?

Celestial said...

Now I feel the need to watch the Great Pumpkin.

Can't remember the last time I went to a pumpkin patch. We usually pick from the farm stands on the side of the road (out by the farms of course).

erika said...

So glad we went! Your pictures are lovely and so are you!