Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumkin Patch, Sunflowers, Hay Rides and a Corn Dance! ~It's October!

"All the way to heaven is heaven."

~St. Catherine of Siena

Charcoal and sanguine on paper
October 2011

This is the Boccali's Pumpkin Patch in Ojai! The sunflowers were enormous this year!

My sister Penny and nephew Benjamin ...

The "Corn Dance"

Every moment lived fully
is a moment of transcendent alchemy,
of fires transforming dull metals
to dazzling gold.

~ Anonymous

Love a hay ride!

I wrote about a scarf in a recent post about Boulder. I was saying how I loved it but didn't buy it. My friend Evelyn read my post, called, and said "WHY NOT?!" Anyway, she told me I should call the store and see if they had any left, and that it would be my (early) birthday present! Sweet, huh? And my birthday isn't even until December! (I'm a Sag, you know.)

Well, it arrived and here it is!!! Isn't it magic?!

I have already worn it 5 times ...

Thanks Evelyn!!!!! I love it!

Hope you all have a magical, beautiful week!
Blessings and light!!!


Candy said...

I love your pumpkin. I love every single one of your photos and you and your scarf are gorgeous! Evelyn is a wonderful friend!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thank you Candy! And yes, Evelyn is a wonderful friend! :)

Ruthie Redden said...

Oh wow, i adore the colour's in this post, that's cause i'm an Autumn lass i guess lol One day i would love to go see pumpkin patches like that, now added to my wish list! did you take any home? and your pumpkin sketch, i love it, so soft, almost feels like you could reach out and feel those textures. It looks like you guys had a wonderful time. I can see why you fell in love with the scarf, and it looks beautiful on you x x

mermaid gallery said...

a true autumn scarf! looks fabulous and your pics are a treat too.....

Loree said...

I love your scarf and those sunflowers are enormous and beautiful.

Pierre BOYER said...

Great blog and pictures...
Regards from France,


Kerry O'Gorman said...

Your scarf matches the fall colors...don't you love harvest time and all of it's gorgeousness?!

A Brush with Color said...

Aww! How sweet of your friend! Love that scarf, and all these photos are the essence of light and the changing seasons. Your pumpkin is beautiful!

Marty said...

really beautiful, colours en light !
love this post
wish you a nice weekend

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAREST CALIFORNIA and fellow thespian! YOU CAME RIGHT when I pressed the PUBLISH button for my new post. THANK YOU FOR COMING BY!!!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, you dear, dear came back for more!!! THANK YOU!!! Anita

Tammie Lee said...

I love seeing your art
and awesome photos
love that scarf on you
and my my you have the sweetest chin

Emily said...

I love those sunflower pictures! What a picture perfect October you're having!

And the scarf is great! Thank goodness for presents (and peer pressure)!

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful pictures with lovely colors..... very nice Cobalt !

greetings, Joop

Barbara Pagliarani said...

Hello! Fantastic photos, I was in California in 1998, fly and drive great trip! The book that you have commented in my post can be found here:

@ daisy.zonato

You can send me your email?
mine is: b.pagliarani @

Hello, Barbara

Momentos Creativos said...

Bonitas fotos y pinturas, bello arte saludos