My husband brought this sweet pumpkin into the house yesterday. Just looking at it makes me happy knowing that autumn is on the way. Since it was so hot this summer, no one thought to turn the compost heap in the back of the garage. And since we always recycle our pumpkins there every year, that's where a new batch of pumpkins decided to grow.
We'll try to bring more pumpkins indoors as they mature, because if left outside the greedy squirrels will start chomping on them.
Autumn....asks that we prepare for the future-
that we be wise in the ways of garnering and keeping.
But it also asks that we learn to let go - to acknowledge
the beauty of sparseness.
- B. W. Overstreet (1947)