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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Macro Monday - Pumpalooza!

By this time in October we all have our share of fall pumpkin, gourd, and squash photos.  Here's a sampling from my collection, including these fantastic oddities:

And then there are all the mini ornamental gourds, much loved for fall decorations:

Two favorite fall partners: pumpkins and mums:

And finally, some pumpkin Americana:

For more closeups from all over, or to enter your own macros, be sure to check out Lisa's Chaos here every Monday.


Stewart M said...

Just come back to your blog and it displayed differently! So I found the comment button!

Nice post (and the stuff in the email!)


toby said...

How beautiful! It's been a long time since I've seen gourds like those! Some of those pumpkins look like heads of garlic :)

Jan n Jer said...

Awesome shots Faye...you are having fun with your camera!

Brian King said...

Great shots, Faye! Love the variety of textures and patterns!

Leovi said...

Delicious photos, I love the colors of these macros - pumpkins.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Tasteful when cooked your display, colours are brillant.

You the photographer gal.

Great presentation. I enjoyed.

Fall is very delightful.

George said...

I like the beautiful pumpkins in your first couple of photos, but your oddities and miniatures are simply fascinating.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Faye,

What a beautiful fall harvest! Gorgeous photos of pumpkins and gourds. I just love the different colors and textures. Thank you so much for stopping to visit me.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Faye, Great pictures of the Pumpkins, Gourds, etc.. I love this time of year... Autumn just makes me SMILE.

Hope you have had a wonderful week.