Pumpkin variety "Fairytale" (Click picture for larger view)
"Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the man of to-day. It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism; it is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, for each child has its fairy godmother in its own soul." ~ Francis Thompson (English Poet and Writer, 1859-1907)Only five more days until Halloween and while I love to look at all the creative carved pumpkins that sit on front porches, in yards and in windows; my favorite pumpkins are in their natural state or better yet, in a pie.
This deeply grooved, slightly flattened pumpkin conjures visions of a glittering pumpkin shaped coach drawn by prancing white horses and a beautiful princess in a shimmering pale blue gown with dainty glass slippers on her feet. I always loved the Cinderella story. How appropriate then that this pumpkin variety is called "Fairytale".
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