Jack Pine’s Pumpkin Patch

This weekend marks the beginning of that painfully short window of time that is the very best of fall. It’s marked by blue skies, moderate temperatures, changing leaves, and the kind of crisp, clean air that makes you think you could live forever.

If we’re lucky, it lasts through mid November here in Ohio but it more likely is cut short around Halloween. So we must use our time wisely and DO ALL THE THINGS while we can!

Last night I went to Jack Pine’s second annual Pumpkin Patch. Jack is a prolific glass blower with local roots and vast experience in his area of expertise. His work stands head and shoulders above most of the glass blowers I’ve seen and it’s a true joy to witness in person.

He started this event last year, an ingenious way to showcase his art in the best possible setting. For real, friends. You haven’t appreciated glass art until you’ve seen it sparkle under the late September sun.


I believe there are some fantastic pictures on my camera but I ran out of time to process pictures. So I’m using phone images to illustrate with the promise we’ll revisit the artsier images later this week.

More than anything, I want to you to consider going if you’re in the area. Learn all about it here! You can also read the story from last year if you wish. Click here for that one.

Go. Check out the pumpkins and work by other artisans. Have some pumpkin ice cream or some other food truck goodies. Sit and enjoy live music. Soak up the glorious first weekend of fall.

I have another adventure planned for today and look forward to reporting back!

2 thoughts on “Jack Pine’s Pumpkin Patch

  1. I remember his work from last year’s post and swore I’d buy one. Haven’t done it yet. I expect he sells out.

    This is absolutely my favorite time of year, too. I took time to stroll downtown Durango today, but didn’t take photos. I think I might start a little virtual tour on my blog later this year.

    Hope you’re having a spectacular weekend!

    • They seemed better stocked this year. He does have a retail store here as well as an Etsy store where you can buy year round. They’re all beautiful but I really love the gourds.

      I will look forward to that tour! I’ve never been to your corner of the country so that sounds interesting.

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