We’re in the thick of fall in New England. Each day’s sunset leads into progressively chillier nights, and the trees outside my window shake and shiver until their branches are almost bare. It’s hard saying goodbye to casual sandal weather. It doesn’t help that summertime produce is my favorite (tomatoes everywhere!), and I don’t get as excited about seasonal fall veggies. For eating, that is. However, pumpkins are adorable mascots of autumn - you can carve them, stick candles in them, set ‘em out on your porch. I may not care much for butternut squash, but its eccentric cousin, the gourd, looks great dressing up a holiday table. In the spirit of begrudgingly celebrating the fall, here are two lovely photos of lumpy, warty seasonal goodness, taken by my friends Sarah and Eric.