Gourd is the word

During an annual trip to an Indiana orchard for apple and pumpkin picking, a barrel of gourds caught my eye.  Nubbly, bumpy and rich with fall colors, they made me smile. Surely, such a gifted fruit–odd, right? I looked it up–has more to offer the world than being a future maraca.  They do and they have.

In the spirit of the season of harvest, here's a "cornucopia" of design inspired by and made from the gourd.

Lamps sculpted from gourds deliver a soothing, warm glow.

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