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Instagram a Day: Day 4


Taken at the beginning of the holiday bake fest. The first thing I baked for the holidays this season was a loaf of pumpkin bread. Every year my family and I go the pumpkin patch like good consumers. Most years my Mom steams a pumpkin for such baking needs. Sometimes I do the same if I have the time, this year I did not. My Mom kindly shared some of her fresh pumpkin with me. These are the lovely spices atop of the flour and sugar and other things: cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.



Wow falling behind on my blogs. Don’t think I will be able to get caught up soon as life keeps moving forward and there is always a million things to do. Day twenty-nine I was feeling MUCH better than I had in almost three weeks. I had enough energy to steam a pumpkin and roast pumpkin seeds. It was a great day in the kitchen, listening to Halloween music, enjoying time with my family and loving the Autumn season. I took a ton of photos while I was working. I even had plans to write a how-to blog on steaming pumpkins complete with photos. I took the photos and never wrote the blog. It’s never too late though, maybe one day. This photo shows my happiness with pumpkins in the kitchen. I was going for an Instagram kind of look, with the faded, unreal colors. I’m not cool enough to own an Iphone so I don’t actually have Instagram to play with, but I see many people’s photos that do use it and they are pretty rad. Maybe one day when it’s not cool anymore I’ll start using it.

 “Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere.” ~Linus, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


On day fifteen my wonderful family and I took a trip to the pumpkin patch. An awesome place called Silo Christmas Tree Farm, whom at Halloween has pumpkins and in the spring has an Easter egg hunt. It is one of the oldest dairy farms in central Texas, although no longer used for milking cows. A very magical kind of place, where the ground is very rocky, the trees are tall and twisted and the sun always casts a flattering light. It is owned by an old couple who love it dearly and make sure that everyone on the hay ride gets to hear its story. Speaking of hay ride, day fifteen’s photo is my son and I on said ride. We have always taken photos together, just as I take them with my daughter now. He is a budding photographer himself and below is one of his photos.

 “A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”  ~Honoré de Balzac

     One of the twisted trees with some of the baby Christmas trees.

My son’s photo of the 50 ft. silo.