Will B. Visiting The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Recently I had some exciting news. The Ingleside Ranch would be having their Pumpkin Patch this year and I was invited out or should say, I kind of invited myself out, hopefully you’ll forgive my rude behavior. I had heard about how great the Pumpkin Patch at Ingleside Ranch had been in the past, but it did not open the first year I moved to Olney.
As I toured the patch and took many photos of all the great areas set up with fun and interesting spots to take selfies and family photos, it got me reminiscing about all things that made fall, well, fall when I was growing up.
One of the main things about fall we always looked forward to was “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,”. It just wasn’t fall or Halloween for that matter without that most traditional cartoon. Another for me is “The Wizard of Oz” back then, it was the only time of the year it was shown.
My favorite season has always been summer but fall is a very close second. Mainly because one thing I hate more then anything is bitter cold. Fall is cooler than some for the most part. It’s not too hot and not too cold and also filled with a lot of found traditions as one who didn’t love a ton of candy as a child.
As I have grown, so has my taste. Yes, I am one those that like pumpkin spice all things. I do reserve this only for the fall, though. Perhaps it is what makes it special. Only having it for a small portion of the year is something to look forward to, I suppose. Another reason comes to mind on my fondness for fall…the changing of the colors. As a photographer, I enjoy taking photos of beautiful things; and what is more beautiful than the changing of the leaves? Well, an Olney sunset is, but I can see that beauty any day. Changing of the leaves happens only once a year. One thing I really enjoy of fall is when the leaves all fall off the trees leaving the trees bare and at last you can see the soul of the tree. I am not sure why, but I have always been fascinated by trees with no leaves. You can see the character of the tree or what I call it, the soul of the tree. It has been a pet project of mine for years. Finding and taking photos of interesting trees that I may just show you them all one day. I have shown a couple here and there.
As the weather starts changing and fall takes hold, take some time and sit on the porch and think about all the things that make fall, fall for you. Then share those with someone you love or like to spend time with. This is Will B. saying see yah at the great pumpkin patch, Charlie Brown.