Nothing Says "Fall" Like Stock Photos Of Women & Their Gourds

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Ah, October...

The name of the month alone strikes a nostalgic chord in our collective hearts. With it come so many mind pictures of gold-tinged strolls through foliage-heartened forest lanes, hay rides on haunted farms, and mugs of delicately-spiced cider caressing one's tongue. And, let us not forget that standard-bearer of fall, the iconic emblem of serenity floating on the distant horizon of our autumnal dreamscapes: the pumpkin. (Or, as he's known around these parts, HRH Pumpkin.)

It's decorative gourd season, motherfuckers — and, to celebrate, we've rounded up 10 stock photos of women loving on their pumpkins and proving that there's really nothing better than a little alone time with the season's emblematic fruit. (Yes, pumpkins are a fruit.)