Every time I carve a pumpkin I think that the activity will be more difficult than it is, and I fail to plan before cutting.

This year I started by cutting out the eyes and then the nose, at which point it looked a lot like a kitty and I considered whiskers. No, I thought, I’m going to give him the toothy grin; if he looks friendly, so be it.

Then instead of cutting out the negative space between his teeth, I removed half the triangles, giving him a shaggy upper lip. That’s when I remembered that I’ve done this before. Several times. Hello again, Mr. Furry Lip. Out to the porch you go…

I had visits from a scary wrestler, a fairy, a witch, a football player (“DO YOU HAVE ANY CANDY?!”), a bat, and a teeny princess riding a unicorn.

No one mocked my pumpkin.

8 Responses to “halloween”

  1. jude Says:

    one shiny fairy and five boys with no costumes. what a let-down.
    very nice spooky scene you created.

  2. Eliza Says:

    It’s an awesome pumpkin! I love the blue lights too!

    I assumed that no one would come after 7, and so didn’t buy any candy. And then when a few people knocked I had to pretend that we weren’t home. I still feel guilty… 🙁

  3. Barb Says:

    Now that you live in a “village,” I wondered how many spooky visitors you’d have for tricks/treats. Your jack-o-lantern and blue lights inspire! 🙂

  4. Rabbitlove Says:

    love the blue down the steps and the pumpkins bridges the gap between happy and totally gone out there………. Ellenville we are sooo crazy happy to be here!!!!

  5. Jennie Says:

    oooh! I love the effect of the lights with the toothy grin. I miss living where trick-or-treaters visit.

  6. Jennie Says:

    I meant to ask, how did you dress up to greet your visitors?

  7. Ellen Says:

    i love all the fun you are having at every turn, celebrating the house and your new world at every season change and holiday…wonder what you’ll do for christmas, there is so much potential…

  8. Liza Says:

    Great pumpkin! I meant to carve mine (and got a cool one with a kind of slouchy shape) but never did it. We had several visitors, two of them asked for “more” of something. Both were reprimanded, one by a mother hiding in the shadows (who said that?) and one by what I assume was a sister. Now we are eating the leftover candy (of course!).

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