The Autumn or Fall Season was always my favorite time of year when I lived in temperate regions. The spectacular hues of turning leaves, the crisp evening and early morning air, the abundant produce at the end of Summer, and the promise of several wonderful holidays ahead always put me in a seriously good mood. First there was Halloween (terrific if you have kids, and going around in thick costumes in cool weather made more sense, not to mention the sweets!), then Thanksgiving – the ultimate foodie holiday, then of course Christmas and New Year’s which is always FANTASTIC… So you can imagine my glee when I spotted this monstrous pumpkin while driving by a New England nursery last week!!!
At 775 pounds, this mammoth pumpkin was a baby by State Fair standards, I am told, where champion giant pumpkins can top 1,500 pounds after a single summer growing season! But this was big enough for me! :) We were in search of a pot of flowers to give as a present and were thrilled to spot this pumpkin.
Yup, that’s me, squatting beside the thing and suddenly I didn’t feel so fat. It was kind of gross in a way, and conjured images of an enormous sagging body part. Eewww. Hahaha. Can I say that? :)
It was like a scene out of a real life jack and the beanstalk, or at least jack and the giant pumpkin. The thing was so massive it had to be loaded onto a wooden palette and moved around with a pay-loader!
We picked out a nice pot of crysanthemums from a wonderful range of fall colors, and soon we were on our way…