Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall is loss for some, gain for others

Among all the beauty, I must write this time about the pumpkins I have so faithfully nurtured this summer, through drought and so on. They were small, but they were beautiful to watch grow and flourish. Ah, nature!

I had planned to make a beautiful pie,
and even the jack o’ lantern will have to wait.
Although the net said to leave them long
my pumpkins have suffered a terrible fate.

The fault is those animals that live out of doors,
and although we’ve been know to feed them
peanuts and corn and all manner of fruit,
they’ve taken my pumpkins and eaten ‘em!


  1. Too bad about the pumpkins--but they did look beautiful! I'll bet they must have tasted good!

  2. I know how you feel. Though I didn't grow my own, we had some small pumpkins out on our steps and the squirrels ate them down to the bottom!

  3. I have to say that although I am sad for your loss of homegrown pumpkins, I bet the story of the gain for those critters was a true celebration!


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