Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves ~ 2013

It’s that time of year when leaves fall to ground and blanket it in golden-red splendor. And on a crisp autumn morning they can even make a parking lot worthy of notice.

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How you like them Pumpkins!

Bishop's Pumpkin Farm

Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm ~ 2013

There is no better way to start off the fall season than with a trip to a pumpkin patch. And if you’re lucky enough, you can visit a full blown farm like Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm in Wheatland, CA like I did, under the guise of running a 5k called ‘Run Your Gourd Off’. And while they have all the proper fall entertainment like a corn maze, fresh baked goods, crafts, fresh apple cider, a petting zoo and pumpkins galore, my favorite part was the field of ridiculously large pumpkins. Pumpkins so large I could sit on them comfortably as if I were a cute toddler sitting on a normal sized pumpkin. I was giddy with delight roaming through the knee high pumpkins that were easily 2.5 to 4 feet in diameter with vines so big they probably required axes to sever. I have no reasonable idea why, but I want one. And next year…if I keep this running gig up, I’m gonna get one!