Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday Flickr Photo

Pumpkin Blossom Macro
Originally uploaded by wenjomatic
I decided it would be fun to pick one photo from Flickr each week and post it and write about it, so this is week one's Friday Flickr Photo:

This is Pumpkin Blossom Macro posted by wenjomatic
She says: "Up close and personal with a female pumpkin blossom. We've had pumpkin vines grown out back for months and FINALLY we have a female blossom open." By the way, I have wenjomatic marked as one of my Flickr contacts because of her wonderul knitted creations. Check them out.

This picture makes me think of late summer, early fall days. It's still warm enough that the bugs are still out but this pumpkin hasn't matured yet. Perhaps there's a pumpkin on another vine nearby. If it was in my garden, there wouldn't be because we never seem to have a long enough growing season here in Southeast Idaho. I haven't tried growing pumpkins in recent years but the best I did one year was a teeny weeny little pumpkin. Some of my tomatoes are finally ready for picking this week and last, but temperatures are already dipping into the 30's overnight.

This is actually one of my favorite times of year though it never seems to last long enough.

Thinking about this season brings to mind a poem I wrote some years ago (7 apparently based on the date on my poem)

Visiting Autumn

Two seasons meet
along the Boise River
It is the end of one time
the beginning of another

Summer is just a memory
while winter waits her turn
The trees around me are dressed
in brilliant yellows, reds, and browns

Their brittle leaves dance and fall
while purple flowers bloom
As I approach my own autumn
I feel this season deeply

October, 2000


vivika said...

cool blog!

I added a link to your blog in mine, if you don't mind!

papernclay said...

your poem is beautiful as is the photo. Nice post!!!

Katie said...

I love the imagery in your poem. This is my favorite time of year as well!

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Wen said...

Frances, I'm so flattered! Thank you for blogging about my little pumpkin blossom. It makes me smile. :)

Dora Renee' Wilkerson said...

That is a really nice picture. I am always trying to get pictures like that but never seem to get them..

Dora Renee' Wilkerson