I’ve notice this tree near Portland Square on 12th Avenue East for many years because of its bright orange colors. A few years ago I interviewed some adults who were had a Portland Square Kids Reunion. They had many fun stories to tell about growing up in the area. BUT, they also told me that that tree ALWAYS was the first to turn orange in the fall.
I usually hate the “who knew?” questions in stories, but Who knew special cardboard boxes are made espcially for pumpkins.
These pumpkins sat in two huge cardboard boxes in a pick-up truck at the Miller Hill Mall. A nice display with hay bales and white, yellow and orange pumpkins are nicely displayed by the big sign in the parking lot by Miller Trunk Highway (U.S. Highway 53.)
My hubby created the Jolly Jack O’Lantern.
A cut zucchini from our garden forms the tongue and the flowers forming the headdress are also from our garden.
In the photo you can see that the flowers are still blooming as we haven’t had a frost to kill them. And you might notice that the grass is wet from rain.
I like the way these yellow leaves frame the traditional orange color of October on these cones in this truck with a green cab. Makes me wonder when construction workers will pick up all the cones that dot every other road and sidewalk in Duluth. I hate to say it but winter is around the corner. Seems like everyday I see a new patch of construction.