Pumpkin Discovery

Whirling winds swept crinkled leaves

here and there.

The mid day sun gleamed

as warm temperatures reached 60,

batheing me with contentment.

Teeny chickadees flitted from branch to branch

of an old gnarled

apple tree.

 

 

 

 

Suddenly I spied

an orange hue from the compost pile.

A radiant glow,

tangled within greens and browns,

the pumpkin vine.

 

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Upon close investigation

Tom found

the globe shaped fruit

bitten into,

hollow,

cleaned out,

to feed a wild belly.

Its readiness for winter.

 

Tom cut the rough stem

and swiftly rolled it

down the pile.

I hoped the hungry creature

would return to finish.

 

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Instead

We  harvested the green lil guy,

the squash we knew about.

No sudden surprises.

No orange color yet.

 

 

 

This spontaneous discovery

turned into slight disappointment,

but a fulfilling opportunity

for our visitor!

He/ she needed it more.

 

I am hopeful

the critter will survive the winter.

Maybe our pumpkin made a difference.

 

All My Best,

Heart and Soul

 

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4 thoughts on “Pumpkin Discovery

  1. I love the way “volunteers” pop up – they do love compost piles Mary! The critters (mainly the deer I think) always ate our pumpkins. Our pumpkin patch was too big (along with the corn) and we didn’t fence it in – whatever we didn’t use the animals enjoyed.

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