Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday Centus Over at Jenny Matlock


This is my entry for Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus

Theme/Prompt: In the Autumn
Melody: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Style: Lyrics, rhyming
Word Count: 32 Max

Pumpkins, Pumpkins

In the Autumn pumpkins grow,

Tendrils stretching to and fro.

Soon, frost is on its way,

Jack-o’lanterns for a day.

Pumpkin's, pumpkin's pretty row,

How I love to watch you grow.

(Jack-o-lantern is one word per the dictionary- hope it's right or I'm over!)

27 comments:

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Love it! I love Autumn and pumpkins

Judie said...

Right or over--who cares?? You did a wonderful job, despite Jenny's cruelty!!

5thsister said...

Now I'm craving pumpkin pie! Very nice and flowing write!

jfb57 said...

We'll let you have that because it is very clever! Really liked this with the pumpkins!


There's a picture prompt here is you fancy!http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-10/

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Thanks for the pass! Fall is my favorite time of year: bonfires on our side lot, leaves turning those beautiful shades of red/orange/yellow, pumpkins and mums. I found a gorgeous pumpkin colored leaf at a park a few years ago. I took it to the paint store and they matched it for my living room!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love that it was all about pumpkins:@)

Cheryl said...

I adore this! Perfection!

Morning said...

pumpkins are heart warming stuff.

love it.

Ames said...

It is that time.You get to watch them grow and we have to wait for them to set up the pumpkin patch over at the church yard. ~Ames

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is darling. I can imagine classrooms of kids getting into this song. Great job.

Sue said...

I'm liking all these fall lyrics. Can't wait!

=)

Deborah said...

Delightful, I loved this! :o)

Jo said...

I loved your pumpkin take on the prompt! this was fun!

Candy C. said...

I LOVE it! Very clever! I too can see school kids singing this! :)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Oh, I hope they do! Thanks, that's really nice.

Viki said...

It fit perfectly with the tune. I loved that you included jack-o-lantern in it. Good job.

Manny said...

Very nice Kathy. We got our little two year old Matthew a plastic pumkin. You should hear how he says the the word: "pum-pum." ;) I can't wait to take him pumpkin picking.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Oh, I'll bet that's just the cutest! He's going to love the pumpkin farm.

beckyp said...

great job I did pumpkins too but my word counter counted it as 3 words

Anna said...

Very nice. This expresses so much about Autumn.
Lovely.
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC wk 72'In the Autumn'

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

beckyp: The dictionary hyphenates it and counts it as one. Since yours did not have hyphens it would have been counted as three. I tried it in Word and had the same results.

Jack-o-lanterns - Dictionary.com
Jack-o'-lantern - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster

Tammy Gail said...

Pumpkins are one of the reasons I love the fall! Good SC! =)

jabblog said...

Lovely centus! We only see pumpkins in October in UK and they're sold to make lanterns rather than as food:-)

Dazee Dreamer said...

sweet. it made for a happy feeling for fall.

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

Kathy,

Off topic question; do you guys hunt ginseng? I was thinking of going out to my grandparent's old place in the Indiana boonies to hunt some where I know they had it growing on the hill out back. I was just wondering if you've noticed whether or not the ginseng was getting berries yet or not. It's a lot easier to spot the plant when it's got the berries on it. It's about that time of year when they get them.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

No, I've never done that but it sounds like something I'd like to do. I think we looked into that a long time ago because our land is suited for it. I think it was ginseng. I will have to look around to see if we do have any growing wild. I hope you get some!

Tgoette said...

This was wonderful! You paint a lovely visual!