I love pumpkins! I'm not sure what it is about them that has captured my heart. But I've loved them for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it is their shape. They are so fun to draw and color. The ripples in their form provide ample opportunities for creative shading and highlighting. And yet they are not difficult to draw. The natural variations in their shape gives lots of grace for those struggling with perfection when outlining their form.
Perhaps it is the season they come in. I love Autumn with its crisp new air. I love the colors of the leaves changing. Autumn provides a sense of nesting as we get out the quilts and prepare to snuggle in for the winter. Autumn reminds me of the fun memories of football season when I was in High School band. And although I'm not much of a sports fan, those were very important days that made a huge impact on my life.
Maybe I love pumpkins because I love its pie. I love pumpkin pie so much that when I was growing up, I used to ask for it in lieu of a birthday cake. And I married a man that loves it equally as much. Just give me a good pumpkin pie and I'm a happy girl.
We had a pumpkin vine grow up volunteer in our yard one year. That was fun. It was as if the seeds knew, just like those stray kittens know, that this was a house where they would be loved and well cared for. The vine grew large and beautiful with all its twisty curls. I think, perhaps, I will plant a pumpkin vine next year. Or maybe 2 or 3.
I can tell you this, though. My love for pumpkins is definitely not because of their color. I'm not really fond of orange. Shhhh, don't tell my OSU Cowboy friends. I will be the first to shout "Orange Power" at those games. But only out of loyalty, not out of a love for orange.
So I love my pumpkins, color or not. And even though the reason is a mystery, I will enjoy them just the same. Now, pass another piece of that pumpkin pie, please.
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