I rather enjoy the changing of seasons (the transition from winter to spring is my favorite, of course). You can’t help but love the turning of the leaves; and the autumn foliage was quite spectacular this year. Autumn also brings an abundance of pumpkins, winter squash, and gourds. Not only are they delicious to eat, but they also make wonderful decorations for Thanksgiving. We’ve been busy drying the seeds from my favorite pumpkins and gourds to plant next year and making pies and soups with their sweet flesh for Thanksgiving. I also grow some more unusual varieties just for decorating the house with. I love how pumpkins and gourds look on the fireplace mantels, stacked up in piles on the stairs, and even lined up along the driveway.