We just returned from a nice, little jaunt into the mountains. We popped in and out of the Blue Ridge Parkway and drove along the Alleghany Mountains a bit - from around Fancy Gap to Staunton. In spite of very little color in the trees, it was still lovely up "in them thar hills."
With the Fall season and our recent trip in mind, here is a bit about Pumpkins. I think pumpkins are one of the prettiest decorations of the season. So here are a few pictures, a couple facts - and a few quiz questions.
The name Pumpkin means "a large melon" which comes from the Greek word "Pepon." Here are a few quiz questions for you:
--Are pumpkins a vegetable?
--Are pumpkins always orange?
--How many calories are in a 13 lb. pumpkin?
(Answers at the end)
The picture above shows pumpkins still in the field in Fancy Gap, Virginia. Below are pumpkins for sale on the top of Carter's Mountain in Charlottesville.
--Are pumpkins always orange? No, they also come in red, yellow, green and white
--How many calories are in a 13 lb. pumpkin? a mere 120 calories!
So there you have it -- a Pumpkin Post from start to finish (: Go Orange! Hope your Fall is going great -- God bless!