This is a picture of what my porch looked like last fall all gussied up and ready for her paparazzi. Shortly after this picture was taken, all, yes ALL of my pumpkins were stolen. What can I say? I live in the city. It happens. This year we don’t have the money to buy mums, and pumpkins, and gourds, and corn stalks, and hay bales. But I LOVE mums, and pumpkins, and corn stalks! (The hay bales…I can do without them this year. They were a big mistake. They made a complete mess of my car and became moldy after the first rain. I don’t recommend them.) So, I refuse to let the matter of no money get in the way of my decorating wishes. I have a plan to acquire all of these beauties for free! Wish me luck. It’s a long shot so I’ll be needing it. I’ll let you know how it goes.