When I think pumpkin patch, I think simplicity. When I say simplicity, I mean uncluttered, in harmony with nature, focusing on values that have meaning as opposed to superficial qualities and consumerism. To be clear, I have bought into the consumer model. I like nice clothes, hotels and “things”. I have found though as I’ve gotten older that I am weary of taking care of those “things”. And although I am glad for the owners’ success, yesterday @ a pumpkin patch I felt like I was at Disney. The crowds were intense (as was the heat in October!), lines for food, face painting and horseback rides were at least an hour and this year there was even a charge for parking. I didn’t take crowd shots so I can’t show you here. Suffice it to say that a drive into the country was not the relaxing laidback day I was hoping for. Regardless, we still had fun and I was able to capture a few good pictures.