Smolak Farm, North Andover
A spectacular fall afternoon in mid-October. Cooper wanted to plunge into the pond to play with the ducks (notice that my hand is in motion to grab him), and had difficulty choosing from among the thousands of pumpkins. Not captured on film (nor video, which would have been even more fun) was Cooper's comical attempt to pick up the big pumpkins. He wisely got down in a squat to get better leverage, let out a big grunt, but just couldn't get the pumpkins up into his arms. Eventually, he figured out that the little pumpkins were much easier ...