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.
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.
Two days later, one pumpkin had collapsed, perfectly marking the season’s transition and life’s mandate for constant change.
The Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition.