Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Fancies - Manga Pumpkins and Winter Squashes

Pumpkins - it must be October.  But Manga pumpkins?

Yes. I love the fusion of American and Japanese culture.  And I loved this painted pumpkin that was somehow uniquely American.

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Pumpkins rule in upstate NY this time of years.  Pumpkins are everywhere.  There are orange pumpkins, even warted pumpkins.

Small pumpkins and large pumpkins. White pumpkins and orange "Jack Be Little" pumpkins.  These were for sale at the Otsiningo Park farmers market in Binghamton.
Other squashes, too, including these gourds being sold at the Ithaca farmers market.
Sweet dumpling squashes - so beautiful in their variety, and so good to eat.  These were at a local farm stand.
But pumpkins are the king of squashes.

Yesterday I had a pumpkin flavored coffee.  Everywhere, people are munching on pumpkin bread, chock full of pumpkin and nuts.  Pumpkin cookies, even pumpkin ravioli, are available for sale.  If you don't like to eat pumpkin (true confession, I'm not that crazy about eating pumpkin) there are pumpkins for carving, and pumpkins for painting.

Pumpkins in upstate New York equal fall.

What symbolizes fall where you live?

1 comment:

  1. I think you have to be out of your gourd to drink pumpkin coffee!

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