Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ahhh, Fall or Pumpkins & Grapes

I love Fall - I love living in a place that has four distinct seasons - I love each one, and each season has its own part that I love! I love the cooler temperatures, the crunch of the leaves when you walk, the earthy oranges and browns and golds. I went out last weekend, and took pictures of grapes and pumpkins that are both right down our street here in Michigan. The pumpkin farm is always so much fun, we took the kids there every year, and took a yearly photo (or two or three or four!) of them picking out their pumpkins, and posing with the scary pumpkin creatures. Dad and I still have to go every year, and it always brings back fond memories. And once again, I just couldn't decide which pictures to include, and which to leave out, so believe it or not, I did leave a lot out - but the price was right to include lots too, so hope you enjoy them. And don't forget to click on them if you want a closer view.

Rows and rows of pumpkins!

Then there are also the grapes that are near to being picked. It was hard getting a good shot of these, because they seemed to all be hanging out in the shade! So I am putting a lot of grape pictures on here, but maybe tomorrow or the next day I can decide on which ones to delete..... oh well...

But what is great about living in Michigan - is at this time of year when you go driving down the country roads of grape fields it just smells HEAVENLY! It smells like grape juice, with every breath you take! Welch's buys a lot of these grapes I hear, but boy does it ever smell good there for a couple of weeks.

Look at all those grapes!

Well, hope you enjoyed your little drive down the country road here in Michigan!

Hugs - Diane


Screen Door said...

Great photos-- love the fences.

pedalpower said...

I love this time of year up there. Wish I was there!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

OH MY~!!! These are alot of pumpkins..(:) WOWOW
... makes my little pumpkin patch look sad..LOL
I love fall too.. great post..hugs, Patty

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Diane..
How are ya??
Happy Halloween is almost here (:)
we don't get many kids But I enjoy decorating for it ..
I watched a scary show lastnight called the Pumpkin Carver ~!!! OOOOHHH~~

big hugs to you, Patty

Emily said...

I miss pumpkin picking in good ole St. Joe and also the smell of the grapes! Aww. I can't wait til Thanksgiving when I come home! :)

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

You made a wise decision to take up photography when the "empty nest" appeared. Great stuff!

Thanks for the kind words on my blog.

Anonymous said...

great photos Diane!--JC