Sunday, October 3, 2010

If it's Fall I must be at the Pumpkin Patch...

We made our first trek to the pumpkin patch this weekend.  It was wonderful as always...although a little hot and muggy for my tastes - we are having some very unseasonal and undesirable weather here...I will repeat what I said (and I'm sticking to it!)  when the pool closes - THE SUMMER IS SHOULD BE OVER!

 Out in the midst of the peaceful the end of a little dirt the magical land of all things Fall.

This year we are so early in our visit that the sunflowers aren't even in bloom yet...which just means another trip is inevitable!

The Cosmos are blooming and a few zinnias, but soon all those Sunflowers will be nodding their golden heads...

Jennifer was here and she loves the patch almost as much as I do! (her pumpkins will be traveling to Las Vegas!  And yes Jeffrey you do have to take them - and don't put them in the back of the pick-up!)

This crazy guy greats us every year at the patch...

As do the incredible paintings that my friend, Wendy, has throughout the patch.

 Anything and everything is available at the patch...Cinderella pumpkins, (who can resist those?) white pumpkins, green pumpkins...

even these...that look like they just couldn't stop growing and began spilling out from the center.

 All warty and a beautiful colour...I could stay here all day...well sometimes we do...we bring our schoolwork and our lunch and camp out at the picnic tables!

There is the corn maze...I remember going in there when the girlies were little with my mom and wondering if we were ever going to get out!  I'm sorry to say (my apologies to the maze makers) we finally busted out the side...we did not injure any corn though!

The Pizza Oven taunts me...yes I know I just recently posted "Who needs a pizza oven..." but truly...I think I need one.  Really I do....

The owls have a special place..all fancy thanks to Wendy again!

Maybe she saw an owl.........

Me and my see it's hard to leave empty-handed!

So, it isn't far...take Hwy 99 to Mariposa (the street, not the town), make a left on Mariposa and follow it all the way to Plainsburg Road, make a right turn onto Plainsburg and you will see a sign on your left for the Bear Creek Pumpkin Patch....turn into those wonderful orchards and head down that little dirt road and you'll be glad you did!

We'll probably see you there because...well...we just can't seem to stay away!

xoxo    Elizabeth


  1. OMG!!! I can't believe I've never been to this place. I think my camera and my kids will be paying a visit soon. Thank you for letting us know about it.

  2. Spectacular. Great job. Fantastic post. Smiles, m