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It’s pumpkin time at Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch


Shawn's Pumpkin Patch, Culver City

Yesterday my mother’s assisted living group visited Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch in Culver City (at Centinela and Washington).

Since the patch sprung up on that corner a few weeks ago I have passed by several times on the bus or in my car and told myself I have to stop and visit. It looked like so much fun. But as I was always on my way somewhere and running late (well, for me “late” means arriving on time instead of early… I just hate being late anywhere for any reason)… I did not stop.

So when I found out the gang was going to view the pumpkins I signed my mother up for the excursion. In any case it’s important for her to get out into the world once in a while! And I enjoy going on outings with the other residents.

Here are a few pics of Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch. There were a lot of kids enjoying themselves. Several school buses pulled up while we were there. I imagine the pumpkins will be there through Thanksgiving. Sadly, I am told that the pony ride had to be removed which greatly disappointed a lot of children who were looking forward to it.

So take your kids, whether they are five years old or ninety-five years old!

A little pumpkin trivia. Pumpkins are not a vegetable. Because they contain seeds they are classified as a fruit.

According to allaboutpumpkins.com “A pumpkin is a member of the cucurbit (gourd) family. The cucurbit family includes pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, luffas, watermelons and melons. Most of the plants in this family are vines, however there are a few exceptions. There are four main species. MaximaPepoMoschata and Mixta (also known as argyrosperma).”

I have to admit that pumpkin is not one of my favorite flavors. At least not when it is in a dessert like pie or ice cream. However, lately I have been getting into eating other kinds of winter squash that I purchase at the farmers’ market. So maybe I’ll buy a pumpkin next week and see what I can do with it to make it edible.

In the meantime, more photos. As you know, just click on a photo to get the slide show started.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

10 thoughts on “It’s pumpkin time at Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

  1. GR8 photos!


  2. thanks Bonnie!


  3. I bought a few to decorate my front yard, have to figure out how to consume them later 🙂


  4. Wonderful pumpkin patch pics. They made me smile. 🙂


  5. what a great place!


  6. Hi, this is Shawn, the owner of the pumpkin patch. I would like to thank you for all the wonderful pictures and your comments about your experience. I’m happy to hear you had a great time. Would it be possible to post the pictures and comments to my Facebook? If so, how?


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