Published: Friday, August 24, 2012
Happy Friday! As we near the end of August, and focus on the kids going back to school, I can't help but say, hey, I love summer...always have...but there is something about the fall that is special to me. It's definitely "my time". Giant sunflowers...cooler evenings...a chance to finally wear my favorite sweatshirt again...and pumpkins! I have always been fascinated with pumpkins. What a beautiful creation the pumpkin is! From a tiny flower, a giant orange seed filled balloon emerges...with a built in handle! Like a Christmas tree, we search and search the local farm, finding just the right one...carefully picking that perfect pumpkin. We dig our hands into the center and remove the seeds...ewwwwwww...carefully carving the perfect face for our autumn mascot. Like snowflakes, no two are the same! In goes the candle and on the front porch now sits this amazing creation. You're so proud...you've outdone last years for sure...and the next morning a squirrel has usually eaten through half of it. Oh well, guess it's time to get another and start over. When I get to heaven, I'm going to apply for the job of Pumpkin Carving Manager. I'll have my own office. No squirrel's allowed.