Monday, October 7, 2013

I Am a Pumpkin Snob

OK, I admit it.  I am a pumpkin/gourd snob.  I like my pumpkins and gourds to have a little personality aka a great looking stem or a wart or two.  I will search thru a whole stack of pumpkins just to find the one with the most interesting curl....but today I was handed this one by a sweet friend.  That would be her hand holding this great looking personality pleasing pumpkin.  


Sometimes I feel the need to even add an embellishment to my stems....


Man, everywhere I travel I find the most bootylicious berries growing everywhere...and they are exceptionally beautiful growing next to a turquoise blue mailbox.  Rather interesting color for a mailbox, and it sure looks great with the red berries.  


Reading the newspaper this morning I found that today was a major day in the history of us right brainers...

In 1849 author Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore at the young age of 40.

In 1940 Artie Shaw and his Orchestra recorded Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" for RCA Victor


In 1954 Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York.

In 1968 the Motion Picture Association of American adopted its film rating system....G PG R & X. I don't know about you, but I have never seen an X rated movie. Have I missed something??


In 1982 the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "CATS" opened on Broadway. The show closed September 10, 2000 after a record 7,485 performances. If you haven't seen it, it needs to go on your bucket list.


In 2003 California voters recalled Gov. Grey Davis and elected Arnold Schwarzengger their new governor. I know that is kinda of a stretch, but he was "The Terminator" and said that infamous line...."I'll be back."


Linking to Nancy's A Rural Journal's


And to Kim's Texture Tuesday



Until next time....

41 comments:

  1. love that perfect pumpkin. really pretty fall shots. :)

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  2. I' see X-rated movies in this day and time...they're rated PG13, R, and NC17.

    Love fall in your locale!

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  3. Oh you are having the most colorful fall, the colors, that cute little stem. Love the bike find...and that apple!!

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  4. What a cute little pumpkin that is in your friends hand. All great shots, and can see that you are having fun with your new camera. I am assuming you kept your D7000 for a backup!

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  5. HI Deanna Your pumpkins are gorgeous. Don't think that bike is going places nowadays but I love ths hots and its composition and colouring. Also love the light and clarity in the last shot.

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  6. You are getting some fantastic fall photos with that new camera. Thanks for all the interesting things that happened on this date.

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  7. Did you see Midnight Cowboy? It was X-Rated. Pretty tame compared to whats out there todaay.

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  8. the gourd is perfect, has so much character of it's own. Love the berries and the letter-box colour; you picks up such scrumptious photographs Deanna

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  9. Swooning over your gourd (4 words I never thought I'd say, haha).

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  10. I never saw such beautiful stem on a pumpkin. Love the berries and for today my favorite is your bike shot!

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  11. Each photo has its own unique beauty.

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  12. Hi Deana, I love that first pumpkin shot with the "Little Bo-Peep" curly stem like a crook! Lovely autumn images here. I did go and see the musical "Cats" in London, twice! I can also recommend the "Lion King" musical!
    Thank you for your visit to my place! Greetings, Sandra

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  13. You would have fun pumpkin / gourd picking with us at the farm. We plant so many and it is so fun to see how they all grow.

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  14. Well you are a cute pumpkin snob, I will give you that♥

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  15. gorgeous, gorgeous photos. and from one pumpkin snob to another, i'm glad to know it's not just me. :)

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  16. Ooo love these! I am a pumpkin person too!! So fun and festive!

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  17. oh my gosh....
    first your words make me smile big.....
    it's been far too long since I've stopped by..... always so nice to be here.

    second your photos.... absolutely breath taking.....

    third.... that first gourd is extraordinary..... love the added touch of ribbon......

    have a beautiful day..... with love... xo, Kim

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  18. I want a little white pumpkin, never seen one, it looks so cute with the ribbon.

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  19. Adore your pumpkin/gourd photos! The stem on the first one is so unique.

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  20. What a cute little gourd- I love the wiggly stem.

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  21. Lovely fall images! I like your pumpkin, warts and all!

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  22. You could make a wonderful table book of Autumn with all your gorgeous photographs. I think it would be a best seller....I love that little gourd with the long twirly top; it's unusual to see one like that...

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  23. Gorgeous pics today! I love autumn!! and the idea of a turquoise blue mailbox! Yay, for us right brainers! I've seen CATS twice and I'm not a big fan of musicals. But I like that one. I took my daughter to NYC when she was 8 to see it. What a great memory!

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  24. Such gorgeous photos, Deanna! And I love your pumpkins - beautiful! Thanks also for those facts - I find that always so interesting! Have a wonderful day!

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  25. OHHHHH I'm a pumpkin snob too! that bicycle Deanna would make a great greeting card or postcard or something!

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  26. Some gorgeous fall photos here, Deanna! The berries with the blue mailbox are wonderful. Lots of interesting things happened in history today. Hugs xoxo

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  27. Stunning fall clicks! I love the gourd with the curly stem.

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  28. I love the little extras that give pumpkins and gourds personality - and especially like painted pumpkins. Love the bike shot. I have seen an X rated movie - Midnight Cowboy, drive-in movie, no clue what it was about because I was young and fell asleep at some point (possibly before it became X) - so perhaps technically I should say I've been to one, but too young to understand and possibly asleep. Counts, right?

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  29. "bootylicious" -- snort. And loving that rusty bicycle -- you find the coolest subject to capture!

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  30. That gourd is groovy!
    Dream Boy brought me a pumpkin the other day with a honkin big stem - it reminded me of a pumpkin Dr. Seuss might draw, it has some character!

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  31. The title of your post made me smile. That is a great gourd from your friend-the stripes, the stem curve, the gourd shape itself are all wonderful.

    Enjoyed all your photos.

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  32. You've sure captured a great bunch of fall-flavored images! That is a beauty of a stem on that gourd. I search and search through the pumpkin too looking for just the right one :)

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  33. This is a great collection of fall photos! And wonderful history lessons. My favorite shot is that rusty bike. I just love that!

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  34. I love all your Fall photos! I know what you mean about picking that unique pumpkin/gourd. I love finding one that is one-of-a-kind. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

    Jody

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  35. Beautiful are your photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  36. Absolutely love the second photo. You are finding some beautiful autumn loveliness as well. I have come across some awesome berries too and still trying to get THE shot!

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  37. Love that gourd! and all your images for that matter!

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  38. What great shots! Autumn is my fave time of year. Beauty and Bounty! Aloha

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  39. Beauty Beauty Beauty! I'll admit to being a snob too.

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