Here is my pumpkin photo!

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. . . and a couple more photos . . .!  We put little switch-on battery-powered flickering lights inside the pumpkins instead of candles.  I can highly recommend it!

. . . And now, I’m going to sneak in some photos from some recent travel! – We were on the Monterey Peninsula in California for a family gathering.  On Sunday we took a drive and stopped for brunch along 17-Mile Drive.  It was stormy on the water!  (Huge crashing waves – so fun!)

Happy Halloween!

37 thoughts on “Here is my pumpkin photo!

    1. Thank you, Amy! Funny story, you might not be able to tell, but I tried something different when I carved them this year … I cut them in half and scooped out the seeds, much faster than the usual way (scooping them from the top). My husband helped me put them back together with toothpicks in between the halves, which held them surprisingly well. You can’t really tell, huh? 🙂 Plus, the one on the right got a little pecked-by-crows, I think, before we got to the carving (upper left). Oh, well, made it look more scary, right? Hah!

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      1. Yeah, those photos are hard. We actually had two people try to take a photo of us together in front of the window of the restaurant (at the table) and both ended up being backlit without being able to see our faces. So … we took photos of each other instead. Hah!

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      2. Yes, I always try to have my husband positioned, then asked someone to stand where I stood, then I ran to join my husband. It worked sometimes. One person was very good. She used sports function and took photos of us walking on the beach. I then could use any of the 3 or 6 photos!

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    1. I know, I was feeling discouraged at the prospect of having to dig out the seeds, etc. But – did I tell you – I tried something different, I cut the pumpkins in half and carved out the insides. Super-fast! My husband used toothpicks stuck in the flesh of one half to fasten them back together, and (amazingly) they held! Hah! You can’t really tell from the photos. So much easier! 🙂

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      1. That is very clever pumpkin carving hack Theresa!! I usually end up just hacking the pumpkin! I would love to say that I’m the type of person that takes all the flesh from the pumpkins to make a completely homemade pie and then dry the seeds to plant a pumpkin patch but I am NOT that industrious!! LOL I think that the last time I carved a pumpkin we got to see it become a live science experiment on how long it takes a pumpkin to biodegrade!! hahahaha 😀 😀 😀 😀

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      2. Yeah, I have been in the collapsed-pumpkin gang, too. One year we started way too early, (first week of Oct.) and it was a disaster. So, having learned our lesson, we wait until close to Halloween, keep the pumpkins outside uncarved so they keep better, and then carve them up a day or two before the date. A bit overkill … and this year a squirrel or crow got to one of them before we did. Oh, well! 🙂

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      1. What a great feeling! OK, I added you to my blogroll. I started to get worried about being pinched so I went over and did it right away ;). That will help me get to your blog because I only go by my reader and if your posts are at the “wrong time” for my random readings I don’t know that you posted.

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      2. Ah! That’s so wonderful, Luanne! I am tickled. I know what you mean about the Reader, I get yours and about 7-8 other “favorite” bloggers’ posts in a daily digest by email, otherwise I would lose track!

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