Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Finally... It's Time For Pumpkins!

Autumn is my very favorite time of year! The extreme heat of summer is over and leaves are promising to turn very soon! YAHOO!!! We've picked the pumpkins & gourds that we grew this year. Kind of a meager harvest... but every one's a winner!!! I couldn't wait to clean out the summer flowers & replace them with mums. I got plants that are covered with buds... can't wait till they start blooming! I also got a Japanese Lantern plant while I was at the nursery. They're SO COOL!!! I'm going to have to plant some of these in the gardens next year!
See those little faces?? They don't just grow that way!! LOL ! My son dropped by the studio yesterday afternoon & by the time he'd left we had Jack 'o Lantern faces on our little lanterns!! He's a whiz with a Sharpie & always "game" for a quick project. Aren't they cute??

He also suggested that a Japanese Lantern vine with Jack 'o Lantern faces would make a really cute stitchery.... maybe with a harvest moon?? (Hmmmm..... I'd hire him if he'd just agree to learn to embroider!! ... dream on!) I think I need to start drawing that one!
Think I'll make some pumpkin bread.... or pumpkin muffins.... or pumpkin pie!
Happy Autumn!!! xox Meg


11 comments:

Melody said...

Your Son is a creative genius! Must run in the family!

Cathy said...

Oh, I love that Japanese lantern plant! It's so pretty and I love the little pumpkin faces drawn on them--too cute! Happy Fall!

Cathy ♥

Candace said...

I love what your son did with the lanterns, Meg! Beautiful photos! That stitchery sounds right up my alley, too!
Cheers!

Helen said...

The faces on the Japanese Lanterns are charming. And I love idea of the Japanese Lantern vine with Jack 'o Lantern faces for stitchery. Sounds like your son has some potential as a stitchery designer. But he does need to learn how to embroider.

Carrie P. said...

I love fall too. That is the coolest plant I have ever seen. The little faces painted on them is a very cute idea.

loulee said...

I used to do that to my mothers lantern tree and she would go nuts trying to figure out who did it!! Trick or treat! LOL

Linda said...

Good Morning,

I love fall too. It's the greatest time of the year. Love the Japanese lanterns. The fall faces makes them perfect. The stitchery idea is great. Happy Fall and Stitchin'

suz said...

What a cute idea and a very clever son. I love Japanese lanterns - I remember the first time I saw one, I was in first grade (many, many, many years ago) and I was fascinated by the idea that a lantern could grow on a bush! I wasn't really disappointed when my Mom told me they weren't real lanterns because I knew they were fairy lanterns (silly Mom).

Lisa said...

Love those lanterns. Your son is very creative! I love fall, too, and can't wait to get some mums, though my cosmos is just now blooming so beautifully!

Anonymous said...

Just a word of caution!!! I grew the japanese lantern plant in my garden, and it is VERY invasive!!! It sends runners out under ground, and it pops up EVERYWHERE!! You can't just pull it out, because there are always more runners...beautiful plant though. I still love it, I just wish I knew how invasive it was before I planted it!! Good Luck...your pictures are lovely.

DianeH said...

Love your new header drawing and pictures. I've never seen the lantern plant before very cute!
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