I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Embedded Pumpkins and Sweet Snail Mail

First of all, it's Sunday.
Just a reminder to stop and smell the oak leaves.

Then.., and I know you are wondering why the Halloween Pumpkin is sitting IN the dirt on the lawn. A little rodent, probably a gopher, came to visit. Carl, the pupster, decided that he would catch this invader and proceeded to dig a hole to China in search of the gopher. He would not leave this gopher hole alone.
So we took the pumpkin and set it on top of the hole. Well, now I can't remove the pumpkin. I think it is growing into the ground. It's attached firmly to the dirt. Odd? I think so.
Maybe it will appear in some Chinese garden on the other side of the world and grow into a beautiful pumpkin plant..., and the farmer will wonder where it came from.

And last, but not at all the least.., After the Bean and his Daddy came to visit us a few weeks ago, we got this wonderful thank you note. Isn't it just the cutest letter ever? Please allow me this quick moment of "Noni bragging" and then you can have a peaceful remains of the day.

p.s. The gourd is still not saying anything.
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  1. I love getting notes and pictures that my young grandchildren send us. Your picture of the pumpkin is terrific. Hope your Sunday was a good one, mine was. Have a great evening. Madeline

  2. That is, without a doubt, one of the BEST letters ever written. What could be dearer? It has earned bragging rights!!!
    Happy Sunday ~Dawn

  3. Being a grandparent is the BEST!!! Great letter!

    I had to smile about that farmer wondering where those pumpkin plants came from.

  4. That's just the sweetest thing. You just don't get good snail mail any more, and certainly not from the youngsters! Good for you, Noni!

  5. Lucky Noni...some of these you'll just have to frame! I imagine the pumpkin has taken root and there's a whole little world under there being created...have you thought of using a wood burning tool on your gourd? I love the color and texture it turned out. Last year I grew some swan neck gourds in the greenhouse but only got one. Better luck next year. By the way...Griffin's feeling much better although he's terribly bored! Thanks for the well wishes...cheers...Happy Monday!

  6. The pumpkin story is so funny and I believe Noni bragging is 100% approved!!


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