Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I like 'em ugly.

I've always had a soft spot for an underdog.
An ugly duckling.
An oddball.
Something that defies traditional beauty.
Many times I've been that oddball, wishing someone would find the beauty in me.

A few years ago I was at the Farmer's Market in the Fall and told a pumpkin seller "I want the ugliest bumpiest ones you have."
She laughed and said she'd never heard such a request!
Most people want the pretty and perfect looking ones.
(and she cut me a deal on the ugly ones, because no one else wanted them! score.)

Now I'm growing my own pumpkins and gourds.
And still, my thoughts are, the uglier the better.

I love forcing myself to find the beauty in unexpected places!


Ingrid said...

Cute :-) And nice pictures.

Unknown said...

I like the ugly ones too. You taught me well.... Lol!

Barbara said...

I actually think these are all beautiful!!

Katherine said...

My son ALWAYS picks out the 'bumpy' pumpkins at the patch. :) He has a heart for them.

Unknown said...

You grew all of those?? Awesome! I love the squatty white bumpy one in the second picture!

rentz said...

Love 'em!

woolies said...

Utterly Fabulous! I love the ugly ones too! Awesome that you grew all of these! Pumpkins used to take over our yard, when we lived east coast. :))

Alisha said...

I'm the same way!!! I'm a total SUCKER for the knarly pumpkins and gords. The crazier they look the more beautiful I think they are. I LOVED the one you had on instagram. PRICELESS!!!

Danielle said...

I love this attribute in you! Must be why we can be friends :)

By the way, your instragram photo of the white gord the other day made me laugh and laugh.

Wendy said...

Well, ugly IS the new beautiful. Although I don't think those are ugly at all. But what I really want to know is: Why didn't the butt squash picture make it onto your blog? Hmmmm...?