The vine is growing up my Apple Branch Sculpture, just as I imagined. How often does that happen?
And the animals aren’t eating it. No doubt because of the prickly leaves. Pumpkin leaves.
I recognized them because last year I got to know them well when I was making a drawing of my Three Sister’s Garden for one of my wall hangings.
Then I thought about the other vine that’s growing in the barn yard near the hay feeder. On Friday, when I picked five zucchini from my garden, I thought they were zucchini plants. But after recognizing the pumpkin leaves on my sculpture, I wanted to take a closer look.
I didn’t need to know what kind of leaves they were to know it was a pumpkin plant. There are already two big pumpkins growing, and lots more on the way.