In Search Of The Great Pumpkin

Girls Fall Porch

Sisters on the porch.

Miss A Punkin

Miss A finds a winner.


Show off pumpkin.


Callie, my mom’s new country dog fresh from the county pound. Her previous owners had chained her in their yard and abandoned her. She is very thankful to have a new home. Callie is single, enjoys watching deer frolic in the woods, and loves having her ears scratched. She’s being fixed today so she may not have been so happy this weekend if she knew about her upcoming “procedure.”

Candy Corn

Candy corn does a body good after spending the afternoon searching for the perfect pumpkin.

The girls ended up each choosing a pumpkin off a country wagon on Saturday to bring home for our front porch back here in the ‘burbs and I chose a bag full of fun mini pumpkins and gourds and Indian corn for our mantle.

Pumpkin pickin’ pictures taken in Cross Plains, Tennessee, at The Pumpkin Patch on Highway 25, just a short drive from the farm I grew up on. I guarantee you if you are from a small town, like me, you can go home and within a half hour see at least three people who’ve known you since you were a kid. And this doesn’t include the obligatory Walmart trip, where you’ll probably see at least one more person.

So have you found your family’s Great Pumpkin yet?


  1. EG says:

    We had pumpkins spring up in our garden this year. I think it’s from the pumpkin guts from 2 years ago (last year we roasted the seeds). We got 3 perfect pumpkins (except then 2 of them rotted on the vine, oops).

    We’ll still go to the pumpkin farm, though. This year we’ll get to go to the farm I went to as a kid instead of the one here due to our completely insane October/ November schedule.
    .-= EG´s last blog ..Our Kids Are Still Cute =-.

  2. Jamie says:

    Thanks Rebecca! I “just” have a little ole point and shoot camera but I have two great subjects. I meant to pack a couple of velvet dresses to snap some more formal holiday type shots but forgot them. Oh well…next time!
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..In Search Of The Great Pumpkin =-.

  3. WorkingMom says:

    Jamie, great pictures! I can’t get my three to look in the same direction without bribes or threats!

    Still haven’t gotten our pumpkins yet, but did make it to the local fair, where a gentleman from New Hampshire won the Giant Pumpkin contest. Winning pumpkin weight this year? 1,471.6 pounds.
    .-= WorkingMom´s last blog ..And I Thought I Hated Housecleaning =-.

  4. LUCAS Guillaume says:

    Bonjour : Je vous fais-part de remarque et de suggestion. Moi, je n’aime pas cette image-lĂ , parce qu’elle est très choquante pour moi. Je n’aime pas voir la bouche pleine. J’ai horreur de ça ! Est-ce que vous voudriez-bien me l’enlever et me la supprimer dĂ©finitivement de cette diffusion ? S’il-vous-plaĂ®t ? Parce qu’elle ne me plaĂ®t pas ! Elle est très dĂ©sagrĂ©able pour moi. Veuillez me la supprimer, s’il-vous-plaĂ®t ? Merci de vĂ´tre intĂ©rĂŞt. Guillaume. E-mail :

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