This time of year, the area is full of colors. All over there are trees turning into blazing orange, glowing yellow or glorious crimson red. It is my favorite time of year for this reason only – I know this short time window will be followed by months and months of cold, snow and dreary gray days.
I took the opportunity this week to walk around Wooster after having taken a short trip out to one of the farms in the area where pumpkins are sold. I read somewhere that many farmers are making more money with carnival-like corn mazes and pumpkin sales than with their crops. I believe it, because Ramseyer Farms has put in quite an investment for a new barn and a few other amenities over the past couple of years.
As I was photographing pumpkins in the field, I must have looked suspicious. A pickup truck drove up and the driver politely asked what I was doing. He also reminded me to please buy my pumpkins at the barn, should I want one. I told him I would, but I was only after the photographs, naturally…
The photograph with the little stone angel guarding the pumpkin is my fav. Oh, and just to mention, the “graveyard” one was taken right outside a nursing home. Am I the only one thinking this is a wee bit macabre?