Nothing symbolizes the transition from autumn to winter better than pumpkins and other winter squashes. I love to see the variety of shapes and colors, from the weird knobby kinds to the smooth green ones and the flamboyant orange pumpkins. Dense and heavy, these winter squashes provide sweet and savory comfort food for the cold days ahead.

winter squashes

Countless pumpkins are raised for only one purpose, though – decoration for door steps, drive ways, and the 3-D sculptures called jack-o-lanterns. It was so refreshing to come across these carved pumpkins with a tropical motif instead of the usual scary faces.

pumpkins on the beach

Two days later, one pumpkin had collapsed, perfectly marking the season’s transition and life’s mandate for constant change.

collapsed pumpkin

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition.

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9 Responses to Transition

  1. I love the pumpkin season. Ours also just collapsed. Winter is nearly here. Ah. A great entry on the theme.


  2. Tina Schell says:

    Oh, what a very clever post!! Loved the opening shot and the message of the poor pumpkins thereafter! And loved the palm tree carving on the one that colllapsed!!


  3. shoreacres says:

    What a wonderful post. We’ve just had our first true cold front of the year, so I’m ready now for thinking about autumn — while much of the world already has moved into winter. Over Thanksgiving, a friend showed me photos of some pumpkins she had “drilled” at her daughter’s house in Connecticut. Rather than carving them in the traditional way, they used a cordless drill with various sized bits to create designs by drilling holes into the pumpkin. The results were truly beautiful. Next year, I may give it a try.

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  5. lolaWi says:

    great post for the challenge! πŸ™‚


  6. I think you’re right, the line I’ve drawn between late summer and fall is when the pumpkins arrive, when pumpkin pies show up in my grocery store shelves, and when you can go out to the farm to pick your own to decorate for the front porch.


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