Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pumpkin joy

Don't you love rituals? 
Repetition isn't boring to me; it's pleasure.

So it's no surprise that for me, autumn wouldn't be autumn without a visit to Gordon's Skagit Farm, where I sketch to my heart's content during October. And bring home all the goodness of fall on a farm...

Pies and stuffed pumpkins perfume our kitchen; pear tarts and applesauce and pumpkin chili fill our bellies. Walnut ink simmers on the back burner.

And I sketch the entire thing, snip out leaves from paper, begin the Christmas list and letter like a madwoman with that gorgeous walnut ink.

 Gordon's is the perfect place for a crisp fall afternoon...

What are your favorite fall rituals?
Are you, like I, besotted with the wild assortment of pumpkin varieties? 
Do you hunger for squash and apples when the weather turns chill?

If you happen to live in the Northwest and the answer is yes, come to Gordon's, where the bounty will fill your eyes and delight you. I dare you to try it... 

or another local farm where you can feast your eyes on brilliant color and drink local cider, pick a bushel basket of apples and haul home autumn, fresh and delicious.


Sara said...

I LOVE your lettering! Sigh. Wish I could do that. It's all I can do these days to write legibly in everyday kinds of things. Too much typing at keyboards perhaps. And always pumpkins, they are so delightful in shapes and colors and goodness for eating too. Thank you for sharing your bounty with us via your blog.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sharyn - what delightful recipe illustrations...just beautiful pictures too. You make autumn's rituals so wonderful. I certainly enjoyed my visit. Now I will go grab me a glass of wonderful cider before the day gets away! Hugs!

Jules Woolford said...

Absolutely wonderful!x