Pumpkins, Please

Pumpkin in the trees at the Nelson Farm.

Well, it’s 83 degrees in Minnesota today.

Blue skies, sunshine, a gentle breeze, and leaves crunching under foot.

Because despite the summer temperatures, it’s fall.  There is something magical, if slightly surreal, about walking through fall leaves in sandals (because it is really sandal weather, not because you are a tough Midwesterner who wears sandals year-round).  Here are my favorite fall pleasures so far:

That trip to the Nelson Farm, where Zoe picked out a pumpkin to take home (and this year, we may actually get around to carving it):

Driving home on Highway 12 through a corridor of red and gold and brown and green leaves.

And, my new favorite fall treat: frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts!

You heard me.  They’re limited edition.  They’re a good source of 7 vitamins and minerals.  And they are way more delicious than you could possibly expect them to be.  Pop these babies in the toaster till they’re just warm and enjoy them, my friends.  No matter the temperature, fall is for sale at your local Target.  Buy up, eat up, and embrace the magic.

As you may know, I have been slow to post this week because I attended Luther Seminary’s Celebration of Biblical Preaching.  I will have some things to say about that later this week.

I just thought the Pop Tarts were pretty important.



Filed under Taste and See, Thankful Hearts, Your Moment of Zoe

3 responses to “Pumpkins, Please

  1. Jane

    Once we were a bit lax in removing the remains of our jack-o-lantern. The result was that the following year, a pumpkin vine sprouted in our front yard and the vine went up the nearby tree, making it look like a pumpkin tree when the vine bore fruit. Your photo reminded me of this event.


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