We may not have a change of autumn leaves in Florida, but there are subtle differences to denote the transition to a new season. Some trees do turn more reddish after the first few cold spells. And our humidity drops. That brings pleasant, temperate weather. It also makes me want to visit pumpkin patches and attend fall farm festivals.
When I grew up, we used to set newspapers on the kitchen table and cut away the top of a pumpkin. Then we’d reach inside to scoop out the pulp. It was a squishy mess but so much fun. We dumped the pulp into a bowl. Next, we carved the face on the pumpkin. In those days, we had to use a candle for lighting. We also didn’t have fancy totes to collect our candy. A pillowcase worked for me. I suppose these fond childhood memories are why I like this season the best.
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