Autumn is a great time for harvest festivals, and the pumpkin festival in Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA is a great place to get into the seasonal spirit. It's also a fun time to pick out a pumpkin for making a Halloween jack-o-lantern!
"In traditional literary analysis, the season have specific symbolic interpretations: spring usually symbolizes rebirth, a new beginning, youth, innocence. Fall is spring's opposite--fall brings the harvest, the end of summer, the "beginning of the end", nature starts to decline and die. Fall is often associated with middle to late life. It is ironic that Jordan indicated that life begins in the fall because it is counter-intuitive to the natural cycles of the earth and nature."
I love the colours of these dried corns. Our birds love to play with dried sweetcorns - they can't leave them alone! They peck at the individual kernels and then throw them on the floor, and once the whole ear is empty they'll chew on it. Great entertainment - and these ones are so pretty to look at too!