It's official--It's FALL!!!
Guess what today's trivia is about? You got it Fall.
The word "Fall" started being used in the 1500's
the British English still use "Autumn" more
than "Fall." WHICH WORD DO YOU USE?
The word "Harvest" was used for Fall/Autumn
commonly up until the end of the 1700's,
then "Harvest" was used to describe the gather-
ing of crops.
The word "Pumpkin" originated from the Greek
word for "large melon" which is "Pepon." That
was changed to "Pompon" by the French and
the English changed it to "Pumpion"
Pumpkins are believed to have originated in
North America with seeds from related plants
found in Mexico dating back to 7000-5500 BC
Pumpkins are from the squash family.
YOU KNEW THAT RIGHT?
The "pumpkin capital" of the world is Morton,
Illinois. This is where you'll find the home
of Libby Corporations pumpkin industry.
Pumpkins vary in color from white to
yellow to orange.
An unripe pumpkin is GREEN--makes sense
WHITE PUMPKINS are simply another
variety of the fall favorite. They are sometimes
called BOO pumpkins. When carved you can
see the orange flesh beneath. White pumpkins
are becoming a favorite decorating item.
Other colors of pumkins you may see are:
BLUE, RED AND TAN.
The green pigment in leaves hides the tree
leaf until the chlorophyll weakens. When
this happens you'll see the leaf start it's
transition to it's next color. This occurs
in leaves that turn RED, YELLOW AND ,
Leaves "fall" to the ground due to less sun-
light, they cannot sustain life, the leaf
becomes weak, breaks off and "falls" to
The North Eastern US is said to be one of
THE best places in the world to view
fall colors. I've read this several places and
I know that you can take drives in that area
to see the leaves but here in the Midwest
we have some beautiful fall colors too.
I hope everyone that has looked forward to
this time of year enjoys it, gets to pick
pumpkins and enjoy the fall trasition of
the leaves. HAPPY FALL YA'LL!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~