Friday, October 8, 2010


I know... this blogspot is supposed to be about artsy sketches, drawings and illustrations. But this time around I figgered I'd post something much more better... Photos of PUMPKINS!!

That's right... Happy autumn y'all! I've been living in the San Francisco Bay for about 2 years now. I don't recall the trees around here changing into the season's spectacular colors. Then one day I decided to go to the local Wholefoods Market for lunch in San Mateo and find these beauties.

I swear, I don't think I've ever seen pumpkins in colors other than orange - I've seen those "splotchy" ones that have a bit of green, light yellow, etc. on them... but grey? Maroon? White? That's just crazy talk!

I sometimes miss good photo-ops like these 'cause I seldom carry my Canon G11 camera - Luckily I had my samsung captivate with me. With really good lighting, this smartphone takes pretty decent looking pics. If I didn't have to hurry, grab some eats and run back to the studio, I would just hang out here snapping pics for the rest of the day. I don't have any pics of it, but there were pumpkins there the size of pilates exercise balls! There were cars parked too closely, so I decided not to take any pics of them. Maybe I'll go back later and snap a few if they're still there.

I dunno why, but when I caught a glimpse of these pumpkins, it was a really heart warming feeling. Autumn here is pretty blah - no leaves changing colors to signal the change of seasons. Not really anyway. Makes me miss Chicago even more, as well as the east coast. Taking pictures of these pumpkins made my day a little more enjoyable.

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