It's October, so that must mean pumpkins and here in Palo Alto, it means glass pumpkins. I happened to be at the Stanford Shopping Center a couple of weeks ago and came upon a large glass pumpkin display by glass artists Walker & Bowes.
Andrew Stanton, who was manning the concession stand, patiently allowed me to photograph the pumpkins.
He is standing next to one of the sculptures which gives the illusion that these pumpkins are lighter than air.
Andrew showed me their traditional orange pumpkins...
...but they also had orange pumpkins peppered with black glass "seeds".
The ghostly-looking white pumpkins are à propos for the season.
These look like they've been caramelized.
Even with all the fancy options, I still am delighted to find a simple little traditional pumpkin with a curly green stem and tiny juvenile leaf in a patch of grass.
I hope you are enjoying your autumn.