A gourd is a plant of the family Cucurbitaceae. Gourd is occasionally used to describe crops like cucumbers, squash, luffas, and melons. The term gourd, however, can more specifically refer to the plants of the two Cucurbitaceae genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita or also to their hollow, dried-out shell. A gourd can also have a hard shell when dehydrated. The best time to plant a gourd is very late spring to early summer and will grow very richly if in warm climate. The hard-rinded fruits can have carving done to create scenes raised in relief. Painting and wood burning are also used to decorate the shells.
Gourds are one of the earliest crops to be domesticated, having been grown for at least 10,000 years as ornamentation or for making...
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Growing up in southern Connecticut, I attribute my passion for photography to living so close to New York City. As long as I can remember, New York City has fascinated me with its mixture of old and new America. This is depicted in my New York Series of photographs in the first phase of my photography.
In between my move from Connecticut to New Hampshire, I did a great deal of traveling by auto across our country. I've spent time in Oregon, Southern and Northern California, Pennsylvania, and Florida. During this time I had the opportunity to photograph the roadways and scenic vistas of this beautiful land. After finally settling down in New Hampshire, my...
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