Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkins and rainy days

Big organic pumpkin
Outside the Community Food Coop, they've got another one of those giant pumpkins displayed for us to guess its weight. Here's a picture of the one from last year. I noticed how much it weighed once they told us, but I sure don't remember, or even have a clue how heavy last year's was. I'll probably guess around 500 pounds, what do you think? Maybe 555, some lucky number or something. Certainly not 600, though, it just doesn't look that big to me.

We are supposed to be getting a LOT of rain in the next few days, including (sigh) Thursday. We have had so many wonderful days that I guess I can't expect every Thursday to be sunny and dry. I'll get to try out my new rain gear, which is something I can look forward to... sort of. We had rain and gray skies two out of the three days that I spent last weekend on Vashon Island. Sunday, the day we had to leave, was the first time we got a glimpse of Mt. Rainier from the back porch.
The mountain was out!
I took this from inside, which is why you see those streaks from the window's glare, but I thought it was such a spectacular view that I didn't even care. It's just a memory for me now, a good one one that will keep me going back to the Lavender Hill Farmhouse for many more years, if it comes to pass. My blogging buddies who are now actually friends for life will need to join me for it to mean anything, but I'm hoping this time next year we'll be back together. I really had a great time with these unique characters. The blogosphere has definitely changed my life for the better.
:-)

19 comments:

  1. love that. :) the blogging friendships - not the giant pumpkin. ;)

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  2. ...friends for life!! That's all that matters.

    And the pumpkin?---why not 600? You piqued my curiosity. And, certainly not 666 either!!! lol

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  3. we had a few of those large pumpkins at the market here...they seem almost unreal....

    i feel much the same of the friends i have made online...many of which i have actually met in real life...which is always way cool

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  4. What a great view and so neat that you can get together like that....:)

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  5. I have been called many things, DJan, but never a "unique character"!

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  6. That is one large pumpkin! They can be heavier than they look! I guess 521 pounds! That was a beautiful view of your mountain:)

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  7. The weather map shows that you are in for lots of wet stuff. Rain gear is always a gamble. you need something to keep you dry and warm. You also need something won't make you wet inside.

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  8. I can't estimate pumpkin weight by eye, but if that thing were a tomato that size, I would reckon it would weigh a million pounds. That's after my arm-lengthening, tomato-picking late summer/early fall.
    And Husband's still picking them and making juice!

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  9. I have never been good at guessing weights, unless it's a kitten.

    We have rain coming our way too. I guess it's time for the wet weather.

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  10. Beautiful! Blogging has also changed my life, DJan. It's wonderful to connect with like-minded people.

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  11. I wholeheartedly agree with you about blogging friends. I never for one moment thought I would ever meet a fellow blogger. What a terrific place you have found to meet one another.

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  12. my Brother used to grow large pumpkins like this and even won a few contests during this time. Quite the challenge to grow something this big. YUMMY - pumpkin everything. ha,ha
    I like your shot of the mountain and at first thought those streaks were light streaks from the sun in the clouds. Have a great day :)

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  13. Great pictures of the pumpkin and Mt.Rainier. The clouds make it look like it is spewing out smoke.

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  14. Can't imagine trying to guess the weight of that pumpkin... just know it would be impossible to pick up.

    Sorry the weather didn't co-operate when you were on Vashon Island last weekend, but it sounds like you all had a great time anyway.

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  15. 500 pounds!? No way! I didn't know they could be that heavy.
    That is so wonderful that you have made lifetime in-the-flesh friends from blogland! I can imagine you all getting together every year for many years to come. :)

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  16. Rainy days are actually pleasant when you share them with great company like you did with you blog buddies. I think it is so cool that you all do that. Keep it going.

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  17. Not many days when our weather is similar but we're having rain as well so I'm reading more blogs and agree with you about the friendships. Love the view of the mountain.

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  18. So nice to have such good bloggie friends.. for life. :)

    I'm going to guess 324lbs!

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