Wordless Wednesday: The Glass Pumpkin Patch at Stanford Shopping Center

Glass pumpkins by Walker & Bowes. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Glass pumpkins by Walker & Bowes. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Evening light really is hard for the iPhone camera, isn’t it?

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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3 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: The Glass Pumpkin Patch at Stanford Shopping Center

  1. rayworth1973 says:

    For some reason, it reminds me of Spanish lladro.


  2. rayworth1973 says:

    I totally fergotted lladro was ceramic. It’s been like 40 years since I saw that stuff in the Torrejon Air Base base exchange. Well, make that twenty plus years the last time I was there but by then, they weren’t really selling it. They also had Italian glass as well. They brought it in from Aviano in Italy. When we used to go to Benidorm, our favorite beach resort on the Mediterranean coast near Alicante and Valencia, the shops carried a lot of glass stuff including these passion meters. They were twisty glass things with a bulb at the bottom and a bulb at the top. They were filled with colored alcohol and when you held the base, the liquid would heat up and rise through the curley-cue to the top part. They were pretty cool. They had a lot of other glass stuff too including lladro, now that I think about it. We were over there 70-74, 82-85 and 88-91. My wife, Kim was there from 69-72 when I met her.


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