Pink Popcorn

Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's fall and the local pumpkin patches are doing a land office business. Feeling the need to capture some of these bright orange lovelies with my camera, I stopped at one going concern in the small town of Yuciapa just off the 10 freeway in San Bernardino County. They had a wide selection, all shapes, sizes and as it turns out, some mighty strange colors. These mutants were beautiful pinks, corals and turquoise with funny bumps all over them. I asked the gentleman what they were and he said "just pumpkins". They plant a wide variety of seeds and when the bees do their pollinating a lot of the pollen gets mixed up and something like this happens. He said they are identical inside as regular pumpkins. But they decided to call them "pink popcorn".

"Pink Popcorn" © Kathy Dunham 2008