Gourd Season

It's gourd season in Manhattan and I don't mean it in the sense of a growing season. What I mean is gourds are now visually prevalent everywhere in the city. There's crates of them in the farmer's market and every deli and grocery store has them in boxes or stacked outside. These odd and vibrantly colored objects brighten up the city for the most part of October, an overture to the Halloween festivities up ahead.