Autumn Aliens

We visited a farm in Penwp-image-1536863450jpg.jpgnsylvania to pick some pumpkins and gourds to bring home.   My son was intrigued by their funny shapes and bright colors.  They reminded me of the silly monsters he draws – cute alien creatures with round or oval bodies filled in by swirls or dots and topped with one to three eyes; each creature has a name like,  Dingle, Yugi, Ygug, Hithy, Hicamawiks, Hallywak and Dotty-Spot.  They make us laugh.

These alien-like squashes make us smile, too.  Any names come to mind for them?  I will ask my son, he will have some ideas.

Can you guess who he named, Backhoe, Emerald,  and Pouty?

Hidden Spring Beauty

Bright sun, vibrant color and sweet scents surround me. I walk in Spring beginnings. The white and pink flowering trees are splendid. I stop and gaze below me. There is another beauty here with a dance that reveals the secret rhythms of light and wind. It softens the sun’s sharp edges. It shelters.  It is not a brief burst of Spring color. It will grow through summer.  I stand inside the hidden beauty of a Spring Shadow.

Spring shadows
Spring shadows