Sunday, 26 October 2014

October

We visited the small village of Slindon recently in search of the perfect pumpkin.  The Upton family have put on a display every year and people come from some distance to admire.  Much of the area is owned by the National Trust, the surrounding houses and gardens are very pretty.


 
 I expect the profit margins are small on farming pumpkins, it looks hard work growing this kind of crop
as they take up such a huge amount of land and are heavy to harvest.


There was a large variety of pumpkins and squashes, from very large to tiny in
all shades of orange, red, yellow and green.


I was so pleased to find my camera - I had missed it, even though it still has two annoying grey blobs that I can't remove from the lens!



St Mary's church is very picturesque.  Inside it was decorated with pumpkins but too dark to get a good photograph.


There is  a local pottery where ceramic pumpkins were on sale, we loved these mouse house lights made by a local lady.  


most of the buildings in the village use this lovely stone.


 

Over the weekend we had a short walk in the woods (pictures by teenage boy)
,we found a huge shaggy ink cap


and
blushing bracket fungi


Now I must get busy writing for a letter swap I am in
there will be a couple of day trips out as teenage boy is on school half term.
We will also be having a go at making pumpkin bread.


Thank you for stopping by, and for your recent comments...
have a good week
Betty









7 comments:

  1. Wow, that is an amazing display of pumpkins!!

    Helenxx

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  2. I love using so many different sorts of pumpkin to make a picture! And the mouse house lights are just beautiful! Have a good half term!

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  3. I love all things to do with the pumpkin family Betty, & just love growing them & gourds also. Your day out looks just lovely, & your pumpkin bread sounds delicious. Do take a photo if you remember.

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  4. What a great day out. The pumpkins are so colourful and various. They incorporate all the colurs of Autumn, for me. Have a good half term!
    Jacqui x

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  5. Love the RAF pumpkin display. Looks like a great place to visit. Good luck with the bread making Betty. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Love that third pic of all the pumpkins. It would make a great print. Glad you're getting out and about. Hope half-term goes well. x

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  7. Dearest Betty-
    I don't think I've ever seen such a magnificent and unique display using pumpkins and squash-- it's truly amazing!! Beautiful gardens-- love the cottage-- would die for one of those little mouse lights-- lol. How adorable!!

    Beautiful fall photos/- such a lovely time to take walks.

    Thank you for your visit-- your beautiful words-- and all the loving support you send my way.

    Love, love
    Vicki

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