Pumpkins and Flowers

I love decorating for the season. Summer is difficult for me, because it has no real theme, but fall, winter, spring, those seasons always inspire me.

Today my grocery order included three large pumpkins, and, as they were three for $10, three bouquets of fresh flowers.

The pumpkins are currently lined up along the breakfast bar, waiting patiently for their lobotomies, which will take place sometime next week. (I've assured the waiting squash that they'll feel no pain.)

The flowers, in an array of candy corn and other seasonal colors and one stray fuschia Gerbera daisy, have been split and rearranged and now fill four vases (kitchen table, mantle, my dresser, my desk), and a tiny bud vase in the bathroom. I love having the house filled with flowers, and I smile now as I move from room to room.

This weekend, I'll actually do the Halloween decorating. I confess: I own pumpkin lighs, which are like Christmas lights except they're covered by little plastic jack-o-lanterns. I can't wait.

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