Thursday, September 16, 2010

pumpkin progress

Our volunteer pumpkin is still growing, rather riskily at the edge of the driveway where it's amazing (and wonderful) that it hasn't been run over by a car or smushed by basketballs.

It's getting bigger and now turning orange. 

9 comments:

Patty said...

HOW EXCITING! We love it when we get volunteers! This year we have a cantaloupe, and some of those kind of tomatoes you buy in the market that still are on the vine.. Only ours will be organic! :-))
Someone around the corner has 4 pumpkins on their side hill, and we are amazed that the kids in the neighborhood haven't smashed them in the street. It is so nice to see Fall .

Susan Erickson said...

pumpkins always make me happy...especially volunteers! It is just so cool to watch them grow. it's a beauty!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How exciting, I love it! Nothing better than something you grew yourself!

dosfishes said...

Volunteers are the best, looks like it is maturing nicely.
Should be ready in time for Halloween. xox Corrine

Barbara said...

Your pumpkin looks great, and I love that it means Fall is almost here; but I have to ask, what is a "volunteer"? Does that mean something that shows up where unexpected? I don't think we have any of those, but we did have tiny watermelons. They were very cute -- actually cuter than they were tasty. ;)

Healing Woman said...

I've never been able to grow pumpkins. Loved seeing yours. Fall must be here for sure!

Kris said...

What a great gift from nature!

Sandra said...

We had all kinds of gourd volunteers this year but love the fruit volunteers best.

ParisMaddy said...

What a fat and happy Autumn treasure.