Sunday, October 21, 2007


Every year my husband and I usually go to Eckert's Orchards in Illinois at least once. They have pick-your-own pumpkins in October, which is when we always go. But they also have other fruit and Christmas trees seasonally, so there are home-grown goodies available from May through December. They claim to be the biggest pick-your-own orchard operation in the United States.

These photos were both actually taken in the central area off of the parking lot, where those who don't care for the dusty ride out to the field on a tractor-pulled wagon may still get their pumpkins. My actual photos of the fields (smallish orange blobs in a sea of green) didn't look as good. So much for authenticity.


Daniel Chérouvrier said...

Halloween is coming. In Champagne too, pumpkins begin to appear in the yards.

Jim Klenke said...

I remember my Grandma taking me and my sister to Eckerts to pick apples. That had to be mid 70s. I was just thinking about this place a few weeks ago and couldnt remember the name. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

It's obviously the pumpkin season, I wonder how many America exports each year?


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Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Beautiful seasonal shots, I love them. :-D Great orange, nice composition.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh my! Those are HUGE pumpkins (1st photo). Just one will make A LOT of pumpkin pie.

Viola said...

Wow, the biggest pick-your-own pumpkin operation, I could imagine from the huge pumpkins.:)
I like these pick-your-own activitis. Fruits like apples are much fresher and more jucy than those in supermarkets.

Gerald (SK14) said...

Today's post on Hyde Daily Photo is Pumpkins Galore and I've included links to more than sixty pumpkin posts on blogs around the world including your own. Happy halloween to everyone.

Unknown said...

what a great pictures..
I'll take the one on the top:-))
Happy Halloween
cheers from Canada

Neva said...

I love this time of year is so colorful to photograph!