It was a beautiful sunny day, and quite warm out in Livermore and I was wishing we'd brought a bottle of water into the corn maze with us. The maze itself was fun. Just a nice way to get outside and enjoy the day. We really didn't get lost, but then again we were using a map. I'm pretty sure the guys were looking for more of a challenge. A few of their suggestions were to have monsters chasing people in the maze, or a mountain lion. And each person would be allowed a steak knife as a defensive weapon—a plastic steak knife. Men. But they were laughing and having fun with it.
Sunlight in the corn
Ladybug in the corn—I never knew corn silk has those little hairs! Click on the image to open a high resolution version and you'll see what I mean.
After the maze, we headed over to the pumpkin patch to take pictures. We didn't buy any pumpkins, partly because it's still a bit early to buy jack-o'-lantern pumpkins, and partly because we'd like to support our local farm by purchasing pumpkins there.
Pumpkins at the base of a tree
Pumpkins in dappled sunlight
Kid in a wagon
Girl carrying a pumpkin—I plan to crop this one a bit and try to photoshop out that orange fence
Boy in the pumpkin patch
Wagon loaded with multi-colored pumpkins
It's unfortunate that the farm had to corral their pumpkin patch with that neon orange construction fence, but I understand why they have to do it. I was going to try to photoshop that out, but it appears I didn't install my Adobe programs correctly when setting up this computer. Will have to deal with that later.
Another reason we didn't buy any pumpkins was that, quite frankly, they were charging way too much for their pumpkins—$7.00 for a pumpkin from the patch, more for other choice pumpkins at the produce stand. Though the produce stand area did provide more fodder for photo fun.
Pumpkin and gourds
Milkcan and wagonwheel