sunday post: autumn

When we think of autumn, the first thing that comes to our mind is a scenery of trees whose leaves have turned yellow, orange, red, purple and brown. Living in a country with only 2 seasons which are the wet and the dry season, i could only make use of the colors of autumn as inspiration for the Sunday Post: Autumn.

During one of my shopping trips, i found these colorful gourds. I can’t help but admire their vibrant colors and texture. Some are smooth, warty, striped, ridged and multi-colored.

decorative gourds

decorative gourds

decorative gourds at P225.00 (about $5.29) per kilo

Gourds belong to the family of pumpkins, melons, and squashes but the term gourd is usually referred to the non-edible and hard-shelled types which are only used as ornaments or decorations. A crate of decorative gourds makes an elegant fall decoration and the possibilities are endless. They can be used as centerpiece, table weights, pumpkin place cards, pumpkin garland, candleholders, vases, wreath and planters. Some of the nicest ideas using gourds for fall decoration can be found here.

September is still a rainy month in my country and a storm is brewing up right now as i’ve seen on the news today so it would be a really wet weekend up ahead. Ah, i could only imagine and dream about the golden and red leaves under the magnificent blue skies of autumn from here.

14 thoughts on “sunday post: autumn

  1. Pat Bailey says:

    Nice pics of the gourds. There is something so fascinating about them – maybe because they are miniatures of the bigger squashes but probably, like you said, it is the textures. Hard to resist buying some.

    • starlight says:

      so true.. took lots of pictures but i’ve chosen only 3 for my post.. they are absolutely pretty, and nice to touch too because of their different textures. thanks for dropping by 🙂

  2. bloggeryenyen says:

    Thank you so much for including my blog site on your Autumn views pretty much appreciated.:)

    And ohhh yeah your Gourds! I soo love the colors and it reminds me of having a hot spice pumpkin drink now.:)

    Have a great weekend,

    • starlight says:

      hi yenyen.. i’ve been reading some posts from your blog and love it.. i think i’ll back track some more as soon as i arrive home..its weekend and will spend some family bonding moments.. happy weekend to you too 🙂

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