Pumpkins have to be about the happiest fruit on the planet.  They just make me smile.  I don't know why I find them so attractive... but they represent so many wonderful things... like my favorite time of year and one of my favorite scents.  (Cinnamon is the my favorite, but it just happens to go very well with pumpkin.)  Each one is unique... and when you think of carving, or decorating, the possibilities are endless. My mother loved pumpkin pies... especially the ones from Costco.  She always had one in her fridge this time of year.  I can't eat a piece without thinking of her... and I always pick up one (or two) at Costco when I'm there in the fall... as a reminder of her.  So many happy memories attached to these globes... no wonder I smile when I see them.