Saturday, June 18, 2011

October Pumpkin 2010 in June 2011

I bought a huge pumpkin for Halloween last year (post here). I couldn't stand the idea of putting it out to freeze and then rot in the winter, so I just moved it into the garage (a two man job) and got to happily thump and talk to it all winter, as I was coming and going from the house. In April I finally put it outside, after the last chance of freeze or frost. This is how it looks in mid June, sitting at the edge of the wooded strip behind our house, and where I can see it many times per day as I go up and down our stairs. The watering can beside it is for scale - it's a full size outdoor watering can. I love the idea that last year's pumpkin (which is something like a huge mute pet to me) is still whole and well in the following summer. I know this is odd, but I'm very fond of huge pumpkins...

3 comments:

Summer Kinard said...

Maybe it isn't an ordinary pumpkin. Maybe it's magic.

linda said...

how cool is that? this guy deserves to be planted, well his seeds deserve to be planted, if you can bring yourself to extract a few. and of course, the perfect shade of orange too, even after the many months just hanging around!

he needs to have his portrait painted. xx

susan said...

It's so fresh and beautiful I would have guessed you'd had very good luck growing an early one. He makes a very fine pet.