One of my favorite things about Fall are PUMPKINS!  I love their colors, the shapes, and the way they smell.  Pumpkins are one of those things that can trigger such happy childhood memories.

“Perhaps the quintessential symbol of autumn, the pumpkin is a Mexican native and an ancient staple food. The oldest pumpkin seed found dates back as far as 7000 BC, according to archaeologists excavating a tomb in central Mexico. Botanically classified as a fruit rather than a vegetable, the pumpkin has been cultivated in the Tehuacan and Oaxaca valleys and in Tamaulipas since 6000-5000 BC.”

via The Pumpkin: an ancient Mexican native | La Estancia Vacations.

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