Our Obsession with Pumpkins....

We in North America have an obsession with Pumpkins.
The obsession with pumpkins does not start until October of each year.
Why don't we use this vegetable, a squash, more during the year?
When the pumpkin patches are bursting with this delicious vegetable we all rush out and buy one, or two, or ten.  Some for decorating, and some for cooking.
The way most of us buy our pumpkin is in a can. I can almost guarantee it will be in  our pantry in the next month, just waiting to be mixed with wonderful spices and evaporated milk, eggs then put into a flaky crust!

Some people go all out with their pumpkins.  Decorating seems to be the norm and the nuttier the better!

We carve our pumpkins in silly designs.

Or we might line our drives and walkways with lighted pumpkins.

Or we may paint the pumpkins to match our tablescapes.

We have pumpkins in ceramic.

Early American Folk Art

I'd love to have my tea simmering in this lovely Tea Pot 
We may make a table design out of our pumpkins.

We send  our unsuspecting children out on Halloween dressed as pumpkins.
 Then there are those who try to grow the biggest pumpkin in the land, for a prize!

 There are many different variety's of pumpkins growing. Oh the memories we create when we take the children to pick out their pumpkins.

Some are for food and some just grown for the fun of it.

Then there are those designs meant to scare us or make us go ewwww!

I'm not all that inventive and have a simple pumpkin standing on my front porch.  

This would have to be my favorite way to have pumpkin in my home.
 "Pumpkin Pie"
I made this one just last week. 
I may be odd to some but I bake them all year and top with cool whip.. now that is one of my favorite things and I don't wait till the fall for this delight!

As Pumpkins are showing themselves in just about every home in North America in the next few weeks, it tells me that America bands together to celebrate the Fall Holidays.
We are happy, loving, caring and giving. 

It's the best time of the year!

"Happy Fall Everyone" 

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the cape on the corner said...

aww, i loved this post! it is the best time of the year, and anything pumpkin totally symbolizes it for me. all i want to do is eat pumpkin or squash flavored goodies. that huge pumpkin is amazing!

Babs said...

Fun post and that reminds me I have a can of pumpkin in the pantry I need to use. :)
Happy weekend,

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Very entertaining post. I agree with you -- a simple pumpkin on the porch suits me just fine.

Visiting from 2805,

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I wonder this too. Why do we save it for just one time of year? I love that you make pie all the time. They're really easy to make, I should do this too. I love pumpkin bread too.

Kimberly said...

I just loved reading through your post today. The pics are so enjoyable, fun and artistic. Happy Fall Sandy!

=) Kimberly

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Jann Olson said...

Hi, I loved all of the pics. Yes, I have plenty of pumpkins of my own. Even one of those cute little kid pumpkin costumes. Must admit, I love pumpkins, punkin!
Although, don't care for pumpkin pie. I know, I know, that's just not right.

Honey at 2805 said...

This is such a fun post with great pictures. I agree with you, there are so many ways to decorate with pumpkins!

Thanks for linking this fun post to Potpourri Friday!

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