Fall is upon us. I, and everyone I know, have completed our transitions from summer diets of fresh fruits and veggies, to winter diets of meat, pasta, cupcakes and beer. I’m becoming reacquainted with my television and I’ve joined a gym; keeping life in perfect balance. Wish me luck with that.
I like fall. I like wearing layers because it’s 37 degrees at 8 a.m., and 73 by 3 p.m. (Current fashion trends (skin-tight everything) offer more laying options for my winter wardrobe.) I like not having to remember to water the plants outside. I also like Halloween and it’s traditions, like pumpkin carving.
Trivia Question: Are pumpkins in the gourd or squash family? Is there even a difference? Help me out planty friends.
FYI: I am now accepting applications for the positions of full-time unpaid gardener. My backyard is a mess.
This must be how our primate ancestors carved their pumpkins.
Asa looks over his creation.
Asa works through some issues and we all stand back.
Eliot put a great deal of thought into his design.
The finished products. From the left: Eliot’s one-eyed alien devil, Asa’s scary guy, and mine with the loose marbles.
All lit up. The face on Eliot’s jack-o-lantern totally changes in the dark as light shines through the lid.
It was probably a bit early for carving jack-o-lanterns, but I’ve always felt that watching them decay is part of the fun. Plus, by the time Halloween comes around, any teenager with pumpkin smashing on their to-do list will be rewarded with a hand full of fruit fly infested mush. Trick or Treat!