I was looking at some old photos, probably brought on by Moomin Light's Roadtrip! post.
I ended up reminiscing about this incredible run of pumpkin fields. We saw them again on the roadtrip to Danville and beyond - but they looked bare, and you'd never know that this October they were full, hill after hill, of pumpkins waiting to be picked up.
I walked in awe down into the fields to get these pictures, the family patiently waiting for me in the van on the side of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
*("Niss on the Kose" is a Thingummy and Bob expression - an act of comforting and reward for deeds bravely done. For more information about these little people or "The Pittle Lockets" read Finn Family Moomintroll.