Can you believe it is almost the end of September? I feel like I find myself making that comment quite frequently - it seems to always be the end of something. Of course, with each ending comes a new beginning. Each new season brings with it new weather, a new set of scents and colors, and new activities to record. It is good to have a plan to make sure you don't miss any of the fabulous photo opportunities that pass with a seasons end.
One of my favorite seasonal photo opportunities is the pumpkin patch. Each year I mark a date on our calendar as "pumpkin patch day" to make sure we do not get so busy with other activities that we miss the "great pumpkin" search.
As a big fan of Charles Schultz I have always loved watching Linus wait for the Great Pumpkin to come. When I was a child I lived in the city; needless to say, there were no pumpkin patches to wait in. We had to get our candy the "hard" way - door to door.
I don't think my children exactly believe in the Great Pumpkin, but, they love that our local pumpkin patch makes the pumpkin search so much fun. They have games, mazes through corn, and a hayride. It just wouldn't be fall without a trip to the pumpkin patch.
(photo - Cole and Kevin - pumpkin patch 2005)
Additional fall photos to consider:
- Jack-o-lanterns on your porch
- Hands warming on hot cocoa
- Picking up pine cones or raking leaves
- Making / eating candy apples
- Cheering on your favorite football team