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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Weekend Snapshot: Number 8


Although we still have a few days before Halloween, I'm doing my Halloween post for weekend snapshot. Maybe some of you will help me decided if I'm festive enough.I am seriously considering not carving a pumpkin for the first Halloween in my life (well maybe I had some help as an infant). When my daughter got old enough to have her own pumpkin ideas, I got two pumpkins. That way we didn't fight over what the jack o' lantern would end up looking like. She was more of a traditionalist than me. I didn't even paint the little pumpkins in front of the big one below. I bought them like that at the store.
I'm pleased that the Virginia creeper which grows on my railing has turned orange, or partly so, in time for Halloween. If anyone has an opinion, feel free to vote. Should Carver carve her pumpkin or be lazy and go with the blank face look on the big one, and let the little store bought painted ones suffice for the Halloween look? I realize that many countries and cultures don't celebrate Halloween so some of you may think I'm making a mountain out of a pumpkin decision.

I think I may have answered my own question. I can avoid carving and have my creative pumpkin fun. I've already made a bunch of fun faces using this pumpkin simulator. Monday is the official weekend snapshot day so check back at their link for more participants.

38 comments:

Yen said...

WOW! Beautiful stuff for Halloween!:) Happy Weekend!

snippets said...

If that was me, I'd be lazy! lol.
love the shots!
happy WS

Raquel said...

Lovely pumpkins...beautiful colors too. I like the one with a pink feathers on the head. Those eyes are silly!

Sandy Carlson said...

The hair reminds me of the troll dolls that were around when I was a kid! Turn them round the other way after Oct. 31, and you're all set for Thanksgiving! These are great.

Jean Chia said...

hehe.. the pumpkins are so cute! nice shot! :)
Happy Halloween!

Jean Chia

Sabine said...

Hi Carver, I'm not playing but I wanted to comment anyways... I really like those pumpkins. Halloween isn't really celebrated over here, sadly. Just a few bars that'll do a halloween theme - to cash in on some special occasion, I suppose.

Have a good week! - Thanks for visiting me so often! :)

Liza said...

Nice photos.... so perfect for the Halloween. Happy Monday!

Rebecca aka Skippyheart said...

wow you made the pumpkins look so fun! my fave is the one with the pink wig :)

Thanks for the visit and Have a great week ahead!

mousey said...

i love it!

how creative you are. that is better than crave ones

dom said...

artistic and creative work of art... an aesthetic one indeed!

these pumpkins are very good when sauted or baked with butter and olive oil hhhhhmmmm...delicious!
happy Sunday and bless you....:)

TopVeg said...

What a bright & cheerful Halloween photo - it is fantastic. No need to carve your pumpkin.
But we have done one - & I love to see the candles flickering inside it, when it is dark!
But we have not got any with faces drawn on like yours - so my vote goes to save the pumpkin!
TopVeg

Mama Pajama said...

Beautiful Halloween displays. You wouldn't even know it's Halloween at our house this year. One year I actually bought one of those kits that give you an outline of really detailed pictures for carving. I wish I had taken a picture of my witch...but we didn't have a digital camera back then. Happy Halloween!

Theresa said...

Very festive, like the little guy with the pink hair.

Depends on if you have time to carve one or not, hard to let a long standing tradition like that go- you still have a couple days to change your mind.

diane said...

so CUTE!!!! I love the pink one with the naughty look. hihihihi! Great pic. I really love pumpkins!

Caroline said...

I happen to like pumpkins uncarved. You've got a beautiful display.

My weekend photo

SabineM said...

lovely photos! Maybe because I came to this country at a later age and didn't grow up carving pumpkins, I HATE carving pumpkins! ;( I know I am scrooge!
But I do. It is soo time consuming and soo messy!
I love painting the front of pumpkins! I only carve them for the kids! So THEY DO NOT MISS OUT!

melai said...

I really enjoy watching this halloween festive in most houses here, maybe because we don't celebrate halloween like this, we usually goes to cemetery and have parties lol! :)

Kero said...

Hi Carver! Thank you for visiting. I am truly fascinated with all these Halloween prep coz we don't celebrate it here in the gulf.....yeah, i think it already looks good enough, so you can be just lazy, sit back and appreciate the whole thing. love that Virginia creeper to. it complements everything.

.:mar said...

I like the big pumpkin the way it is. Love your arrangement, the little ones are cute. You are all set for Halloween! I only have a candle holder... and went to the beach for my snapshot. Happy Monday :)

Lynn said...

I love the pumpkins! As a matter of fact they look really festive to me. Love the feathers, they added spunk to your pumpkins. :)

ws said...

i love those cute pumpkins very sexy. lol!

*starting next week we will feature in random two weekenders.

stay tune!

Anonymous said...

Don't carve it! After Halloween night (or later), the little ones with faces will have seen their day and you will then have a lovely Thanksgiving arrangement.

ANyways, that's the way I see it.

Frost is on the pumpkins here in WNY this morning---finally! Mine are covered so I won't have mush to carve (mine ARE going under the knife!)

Love the arrangement and the fact that YOUR vines are turning colors. I had to go with the fake ones.

CarolA

Carver said...

Thank you everyone for the comments. I think I will leave my big pumpkin alone.

For Carol A, As warm as it's been here this fall I was surprised we had frost warning this morning. I hope you don't have to deal with any early ice storms or snow like you got last year. As ever, Carver

Bengbeng said...

Hey Carver, this looks interesting. tell me a little abt halloween? i know nuts abt it? is it a religious occasion?

Carver said...

Hi Benbeng,

Halloween isn't a religious day although it is the eve of all saints day which is a religious day. Halloween in the U.S. involves children dressing up in costumes and trick or treating. They knock on the door and say trick or treat and people give them candy. Some communities have trick or treating in the malls as a safer alternative to neighborhood trick or treating but my neighborhood always has a lot of trick or treating and young children are accompanied by their parents. I used to dress up with my daughter and usually take her and a friend or two until she was old enough to go with groups of children.

Modern Halloween has it's origins in the Gaelic festival Samhaim which celebrated the end of the harvest season. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals involved bonfires to scare off the spirits and people wore costumes and masks to imitate the spirits and chase them off.

Lots of children in modern Halloween dress as ghosts and goblins although there are also princesses and Disney character costumes. So there you have it or a brief summary.

lissa said...

Great fuzzy pumpkins! I like how they are decorated. Very cute!

Tricotine said...

Very festive! I love the hairy tiny pumpkins! :-)

caryl said...

nice pumpkins... :) we also have 1 pumpkin left without carving and I just thought I'll do painting instead. anyway, we made a halloween tree (paper craft) and goes a mini jac-o-lanterns there... :) I think you just left the big one blank, hehe.... Happy halloween!

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting and commenting.

Kat said...

Looks good just like it is! I'd let her do whatever she wanted to.

Deb said...

I think the arrangement is beautiful just as it is! I say go for uncarved this year!

Thanks for the visit. :)

Sandy Carlson said...

Carver,
Here's a tag I'll hope you'll enjoy. If it's not your thing, please accept the spirit of friendliness in which it's offered. God bless!

http://slcthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/10/more-halloween-treats.html

**"Liza"** said...

Ohhh those pumpkin are soo cute!I thought of doing like those with my boys but it so messy..maybe next year ill try those!..great week ahead!

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting and also for helping me feel ok about not carving my pumpkin this year. I don't think I will at this point. Thanks for the tag Sandy. I appreciate your thinking of me.

christine said...

Not festive enough? It's way festive and beautiful!! Love this photo. :)

Bengbeng said...

wow..thanks a lot. it sounds so foreign this festival but i suppose our festivals here sound just as exotic to you :)

Thank you. :)

Carver said...

Hi Bengbeng, It is interesting how different cultures have such different customs and festivals.

Janet said...

wow, that dress is gorgeous!!!