Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Paging the Great Pumpkin






It’s that magical time of year. Time to plant your pumpkin patch. Why, you ask? So the Great Pumpkin does not pass you by when he does his yearly visit, looking for the pumpkin patch that is the most sincere.



I love watching pumpkins grow. How the plants get big so fast, and send out those curly tendrils. How the pumpkins start as little green guys and grown into orange globes. How they come in so many shapes and sizes (and colors).

My dirty secret: at my house, we plant pumpkins around November, when the carved pumpkins start to go rotty. We hurl them (and any spare seeds) on the hill. Some bits feed the birds and some into big pumpkins grow.

I made this set of pumpkin patch jewelry: a necklace, bracelet, and earrings. These, however, did not grow from hurled rotty pumpkins.

Hmm. Maybe I should go toss some beads on the hill?

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