Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Great Pumpkin ... but which one would you chose?

For the past several years the First United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, NH has been selling Pumpkins to raise money. Since I was working just up the street I couldn't resist stopping by!






They have an excellent variety and competitive prices!



My husband figured the grey pumpkins had been crossed with Hubbard Squash, but most of them were crossed with Gourds.






There is also a white tent filled with gourds and pumpkin-pie pumpkins

Wondering which ones I bought? I'll show you that next.

33 comments:

Chatelaine said...

This year I'm partial to white pumpkins but if I were going for a creepy Halloween look I'd buy the gray ones. They almost look green.

Thanks for the sweet comment about my furbabies.

Snappy Di said...

They sure offer a great variety of colors! I need one of each I think.

Di

Sea Witch said...

These are fanatastic photos that you took. I imagine you laid out on the ground snapping these at the pumpkins eye level. I see these blown up poster size and in glass architectual frames. Lovely. Sea Witch

JC said...

Gorgeous photos of all those pumpkins ... the church is nice too !!!

Andora said...

Those are fabulous pictures!!!!!
All those fall pumpkins,I would take one ,two,no three of each..LOL..you did good girl on your photos....take care..

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Would love to have a few of those! Bought one this week and may get 1 or 2 more. Great photos.

MaggieGem said...

Hmm, I'm thinking I'd go with some gray they are different!

Denise said...

I have never seen those other variety of pumpkins before. So interesting. Love your photos.

Loree said...

Oh how gorgeous they look. I think I would want one of each :)

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures. I love them all those pumpkins. I think I would take one of each.
Have a nice day

Jayne said...

How fun to see so many varieties and colors!

Steve B said...

Eeewuee. Some of those pumpkins have warts!

But seriously, you brought a wonderful touch to the photography. I've noticed a big rise in designer pumpkins this year. B was looing over my shoulder and got all excited about the shots. (Hmmm, she never gets excited about mine.)

dog trot farm said...

Lovely varity of pumpkins,I will take one of each please. I love to decorate with pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks. I just love fall and your photos Sharon.

Eve said...

These are SOOOOOO FUN!!! I wish I could grow all of them!! Pumpkins need a LOT of water....no wonder they had a great crop this year!!!
I love these photos Sharon! Just made my day!

Cedar ... said...

Which one would I choose? Well, I guess i'd just walk around and soon one would "speak" to me. Silly but true! :)

A New England Life said...

Isn't it funny how picking out just the right pumpkin can be such a personal decision?

One of the women working there told me all the Pumpkins are brought up from New Mexico of all places! She also said this was the first year they've received some of the variegated ones, which by the way are my favorites!

Sharon

Islandsparrow said...

Hi! I dropped over from Cedar's blog - and I'm glad I did. I'm enjoying your beautiful photos. My dh and I lived in the New Hamilton/Ipswich area for 3 years and it is simply lovely to see such familiar and beloved places. Thanks!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Wow! I LOVE your pumpkin photos. They put a smile on my face. :)

Beth at Aunties said...

What a great variety! I would have such a hard time deciding as I am so wishy washy and love them all. My porch would end up being a fun collection of so many types!
Loved this FUN post!
Hey my computer whiz, Do you use windows writer? I am having so many problems with bloggers new post thing.
:-)

Caroline said...

Pumpkins for charity, I like that.

Helena said...

WOW!!! I have never seen anything like it.

Patti Cakes said...

That's a lot of pumpkin pie there. Great pics but I don't like the bumpy ones. Hugs

Cindy said...

Wow! Great colors. Love all the pics. I'm so glad that autumn is here. We've had some cool weather and it's been great!!! Back to the 90's tomorrow though.

Pat said...

You take such gorgeous pictures! I love all the different kinds of pumpkins. I've seen the white ones before, but never the gray ones or the white and orange ones. Pretty cool!

cbgrfx said...

Fabulous views of the pumpkins. Makes me want to get out and do the same. :)

Krista said...

Beautiful, oozes Autumn! Would love to wander the beautiful grounds, holding a pumpkin spice latte, trying to find that "perfect" pumpkin!

The Retired One said...

I LOVE these!!! But eee-ewww the ones with the "pimples" on them would not be my choice...looks like those pumpkins are diseased!!
Great shots to get me in the mood for Halloween!!

Pear tree cottage! said...

O! the pumpkin photos are just wonderful, I love the holloween look of the orange ones BUT! the grey ones we call Queensland blue down here in Australia and they make the BEST! pumpkin soup ever.......O! if only I could get my hands on them now!!!

Love the post very much.
Lee-ann

Rachael said...

Beautiful photos! I just love those uniquely colored pumpkins...I found a light blue one last Fall and it was my favorite! Interestingly enough, it still looked beautiful in December...I don't know if they last longer or what.

Fantastic blog :-)

Country Girl said...

Beautiful shots, Sharon!! I remember doing luminaire pumpkins one year (those white ones), and using a hole punch tool, I created a work of art that I'd seen on the cover of a Martha Stewart magazine. I should have taken photographs.

hip chick said...

Wow! These are some great looking pumpkins! That place doesn't look at all familiar to me. Hmm...where were you?

Judy said...

My favourite shot is the last one, with the pumpkins covering the ground in front of the church! They pick up some of the colours in the stone!
I do not think I have ever seen so many different sorts of pumpkins!

dAwN said...

Great shots Sharon! I would have a hard time choosing as well! I personally think the pimples pumpkins are cool. great to use when carving a scary pumpkin.