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September 15, 2008

Finally, the orange arrives.

The big ol' lumpkin pumpkin has finally turned orange:

It's big and heavy and ugly. I adore it.

There was a small baby pumpkin that might have turned out to be a giant beautiful pumpkin but the gardeners destroyed the vines so this is as big and pretty as it will get, which is very lovely but not so big:


The only thing left living that I planted myself is the pepper farm, because I pulled out my sternest and most offensive spanish and warned anyone who came near my dad's peppers that a curse would befall them:


It's hard to see from the picture but that plant is loaded with little chilis!

So it's supposed to be 102 degrees today in my beloved little sweltering valley, meaning that summer is still on and long. I don't know if I'll bother planting anything next year. Between the gardeners and the desert climate and the fact that I have no time at all for gardening, it's a miracle I managed to get two pumpkins! Even if one is a little lumpy and misshapen and ugly, it's a pumpkin! My very first. Now that almost makes me feel like fall is coming .... one day.

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Posted by laurie at September 15, 2008 8:49 AM