Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Picky Picker

I consider myself a seasoned picker and a bit of a snob.

While the throng of tourists raced up the hill to the sea of orange,
destined to be a foregone conclusion with their ordinary, plain pumpkins.

I ran down to the wild and crazy gourd patch on the other side of the hill,
where I practically had the place to myself.
The colors, shapes, and patterns are amazing.

This year I was a tad bit greedy, filling two wagons full.

Can you blame me?


We Blog Artists said...

They are ALL stunning!
I can totally understand the pure greed which went on that day :-)
Can't wait to see the work which these inspire you to create!!!

Kate Kelleher said...

I think you and I have a fair amount in common. I am going pumpkin/gourd picking this weekend with the kids. I hope they are as wonky and colourful as yours.

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Delightful combination of shapes and colors...good for you, going off the beaten path!!!

holly aka golly said...

Char, thanks for forgiving my gluttony!

Kate, You are going to have such fun!

Patti, I don't think I'll be going back to the orange pumpkin any time soon. That said, I used to love carving them!

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Ah, but wait...the small sugar pumpkins (alas that old boring orange) are wonderful for cooking! We just grew some this year from seeds we saved from pumpkins that were part of the table centerpieces at a wedding a couple of years ago...once we outwitted the rabbits and other varmints, they grew like gangbusters...they make great pie and soup! But your gourds definitely win the beauty contest! Cheers!

holly aka golly said...

Patti, I concede, pumpkins are quite yummy to eat and I absolutely love pumpkin pie and soup too. So don't let my flippant attitude toward them deter you from eating them, because it certainly won't stop me!

blue china studio happy said...

I can't blame you are all for being just a little bit greedy with all those beauties to be found! I love your selections.

helicopter6 said...

Oh wow... no wonder you were excited to fill two barrows. The difference in form and colour is amazing. Lovely lovely lovely! Did I say lovely?!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you Jacilyn and Helen. This is one of my favorite things to do every fall!

von grief said...

Pure wonderment !!

vivienne strauss said...

I don't blame you one bit, they are all so unique and beautiful! Oh, and nothing wrong with being a snob :)

You could refer to is as having discriminatingly good taste.

holly aka golly said...

Von Grief, always a pleasure to hear from you!

Vivienne, I like that!

Jennifer Holliday Pearson said...

Your artwork and your blog are wonderful! I am sold on Golly Bard. I have included you on my blog list -

holly aka golly said...

Thank you Jennifer! So kind of you!