PUMPKINS


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Pumpkins at ConcordI went to the market and saw my first pumpkins. So, I have been having so much fun painting pumpkins. My favorite thing to paint this time of year.



Don't you just love Charlie Brown? I miss him.



I think I love everything pumpkin,

Pumpkin Time

painting pumpkins, photographing pumpkins,

The Great Pumpkin

pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and pumpkin patches.

Pumpkin Shine

baking pumpkin muffins from my favorite cookbook.

Wilson Farm


Pumpkin (Winter Squash) Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon clove
1 egg, beaten
4 tablespoons butter or margarine melted and cooled
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup pumpkin or squash, cooked and mashed

Sift the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove into a large mixing blow. In another bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. When thouroughly mixed, stir the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir only until the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not beat. Spoon into well greased muffin pan.

Makes 8 large muffins.


I even love pumpkin bicycles...

pumpkin bicycle

I love sketching pumpkins.



I love how they can look so classy...



And fun too!

jackolantern-pop-art

Don't you just love to carve pumpkins and to send it all aglow when you light the candle inside?

jackolantern-light

This time of year is just soooo much fun. Everything Pumpkin.


Pumkin Time

I'll tell you, I was having so much fun painting pumpkins today, and then it happened. I was looking for my orange crayon and oops...



I fell right into the GREAT PUMPKIN, Oh Lucy!

Well, I hope you have a great Pumpkinie kind of day, filled with Charlie Brown Sweetness and pumpkin pie. The music for this post is the amazing music from Charlie Brown.

Happy Thanksgiving
Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

OK, if you are gonna BE a pumpkin, you need to black out your teeth, and wear way more black mascara!

Susan said...

I love that red head doll. Could it be because I have red hair. She's so cute!

M.Kate said...

My goodness Karen, what an happy and fun overdose of pumpkin!!! suddenly, I am seeing them in a different light...it's not eaten by all here, but just love them fm your blog, happy weekend :D

Rita vindedzis said...

I just love the Great Pumpkin-it's my favorite Charlie Brown. That recipe looks yummy. Thanks.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello Karen,

I love this pumpkins! Can't wait for pie, muffins...mmmmm!!!
Fall is my favorite season.

~ Gabriela ~

Among the Hedgerows said...

Fabulous pumpkin photos, Karen! I love pumpkins too.
xo,
Lynda

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

NOW, I am in the mood for fall! Great pumpkin post!!
xo
P

Mother Nature said...

After your post, I'm totally ready for fall. :)

Beverly said...

Yes, I do love pumpkins, but even if I didn't, you have made me love them now.

Great pictures, great sketches and paintings - and "Great Pumpkin" Lucy.

Kathleen Grace said...

I planted pumpkins this spring butthe deer ate the vines and flowers! Oh well, looks like I'll be getting mine from the farmers market again:>) Cute post!

Eilandkind said...

I love pumpkins, that jug/milk pitcher is gorgeous!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love pumpkins,gourd,leaves,Indian corn all of natures finest to decorate with. I am going to bake those muffins tomorrow to have for Sunday Morning Breakfast....Hugs to you my friend.....

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love pumpkins, too, Karen! I got all my fall decorations out today and there weren't nearly enough pumpkins. I'll have to correct that next week! blessings, marlene

Dana said...

I am a pumpkin fan, too! I was in a sale yesterday and the ower of the business had just been to a local pumpkin farm and brought in a truck load of pumkins in all shades and shapes. She likes the white to whitish-green ones. They still had vines and leaves attached and were amazing.

I loved this post---and I wish we were neighbors! You seem to enjoy so many of the same things I do! Except--YOU are an artist. BUT I love art! So I guess that's a common love.

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