Today is Halloween and the morning sun is shining with the magnitude of a billion points of light. In this blaze, I wandered out on our front porch to capture the stem that protrudes creatively atop one of our plump pumpkins. Every year when it comes time to select the perfect pumpkins from our local pumpkin patch, I never fail to be drawn to the ones with the most interesting stems. The more character, the better. Sometimes it’s the stem that makes the pumpkin divine!