Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Punkin' Patch

While in North County visiting the art show at Valley View Casino, we decided to make a quick trip to Bates Nut Farm ( 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA) to photograph a few Pumpkins for Halloween. We turned on to Woods Valley Road and joined a line of cars that was almost three miles long with an average speed of - oh, about 3 miles an hour! Lots of mostly stop, and then a little go. For the next 25 minutes I tried to convince Deinna all these cars could NOT be going for pumpkins, especially the limousine that we were following. Well, seems I was wrong! As the limo turned into the driveway at Bates Nut Farm, we could see that the parking area was nearly full and, as I was reminded frequently, every single car on that road turned into the farm. All we saw was an enormous amount of people amid acres and acres of pumpkins.






















The Sea of Orange.




























Rides with the Mule team.



































Pumpkins are just plain fun.





































The Scarecrow Contest.
























































All sizes and shapes, just load 'em into your wheelbarrow, have 'em weighed, and off you go.














Tractor and wagons rides too.

2 comments:

matt Hansen said...

great series! I love how you made the pumpkins look huge in one shot! it was nice stopping by

Lou Adzima said...

Thanks Matt