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Old 10-05-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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There's a dark green $7.99 thingie and a light green $7.99 thingie in the photo. They're both birdhouse gourds. It's pouring rain outside right now and it's a little bit too dark anyway or I'd go outside and take some photos for you. I'm growing the light green variety of birdhouse gourd this year along with another variety that's got a similar shape that's not mottled. They're all supposed to be thick walled gourds. FYI.... not a great shot of the gourd on the far left but that's another birdhouse gourd.... it's the classic apple shape that we gutted and painted up at 4B's house last summer. MasterAnts won 1 for a contest and he hung it on his Christmas tree!!! The gourd in the photo had a really nice shape to it but.... not good enough to pay $7.99 for it. I bought a gourd at the Elnora tractor and quilt show that I've never seen before. I'll have to take a photo of it and post it. It was so unique I admit I woulda paid $10 for it but... I only paid $5 because that's all they were asking for it.
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I'll try to take some photos of my luffa gourds and a Connecticut Field pumpkin for you tomorrow... it's supposed to rain so don't be holding your breath. The CT Field pumpkins have beautiful shapes to them and deep orange color.... much better than those warty pink thingies they've been selling!!! I haven't noticed any celadon pumpkins being sold around here but if I see 1... I'll pick it up for you since you got stiffed out of buying 1 at the country store. They're selling what looks like CT Field pumpkins for $15 to $25 a PIECE around here!!! Insane!!!
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #12
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Lib, I did find a celadon pumpkin at the place with the cheap gourds, and I haven't seen them elsewhere this year. I love the one on my table surrounded with the other gourds, so I don't need another, but thanks! Weather is crummy here so I imagine fall festivals and pumpkin patches aren't having a good weekend, and the birders are getting wet!

We're staying in but good news - I'm working on the hat! Got by the rough spot finally and might have it done before the rainy cloudy weather lets up! Guess I should order some felting supplies or prepare to attempt bird sketches! Or do both!

I'll be watching for your gourd photos!
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OMG..... you must be bored out of your gourd or suffering from guilt at the $$$ you spent on the yarn, "but good news - I'm working on the hat!"
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:17 PM   #14
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Staying in too long when the laundry is done gives me time to feel guilty about not whipping the hat off when I got the yarn a few years ago! That yarn wasn't expensive though. Now I do have some very nice yarn we drove a really long way to get sitting here waiting for me to tackle it!
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I just got home from an animal shelter benefit. I bid on actually two different books for you knitters. One was knit your own dog, the other knit your own cat. It had oodles of knitting patterns for creating both dogs and cats. I thought it was a crazy but cute idea. I'd never make one myself as I don't have the patience to sit and knit but If there ever was one for sale all done and all I might have purchased one. They really DID look real.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:24 AM   #16
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Lib, what is that $7.99 green thingy?
When they have that shape, they're called Swan Gourds. They're often painted to look like swans or geese.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:44 PM   #17
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Spotted today in the Parkersburg Arboretum: fruiting euonymus
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Spotted today in the Parkersburg Arboretum: fruiting euonymus
Nice shot; look at that coloration!

Is that Euonymus americanus, bursting-heart? (I also saw it listed as E. americana--interestingly enough a short, healthy debate erupted regarding this when the NJ tour was being held. All I know is it ended and I ended up being offered some seed by our guide to try to propagate. Wish me luck...it's within a reasonable radius from our home, so I'm happy to have it. I learned about it here on the WG.--correction, that was wahoo.)
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Just because it's October . . . possibly my favorite month.
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Beautiful shots, linrose! They are from your property, right?
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