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Arise, Pumpkins, Arise!: Rise of the Jack-o-Lanterns 2014

19 Oct

October 19, 2014

For the third year in a row, I went to the dark and spooky Old Westbury Gardens for the annual Rise of the Jack-o-Lanterns! This is where you walk through a dark country park with spooky music playing, all the while gawking at amazing pumpkins. It is always a lot of fun and this year, they made sure that the carvings were all new. In fact, all three years I’ve been there, they’ve changed it up every year. You can see pics from previous years here (Jack-o-Lantern Avengers) and here (Big Bang Theory pumpkins). Be on the lookout for some Modern Family pumpkins in this assortment.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

Thanks to Allan Keyes for allowing me to use some of his pictures.


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! The Great Pumpkin Pumpkin Picture Postcard!

31 Oct

October 31, 2013


I LOVE HALLOWEEN! Without a doubt, from when I was just a kid until today, Halloween has been my favorite holiday. Even my birthday comes second. I love everything about it- the costumes, the spooky stories, the ghosts, the ghouls, and the traditions most of all. And in my book, there is no tradition better than It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Linus in the pumpkin patch, Charlie Brown getting nothing but rocks, Snoopy’s World War I adventure, and the ending with Sally’s righteous indignation. If you are reading this on Halloween, make sure you see it! ABC is airing it tonight!

This particular post is a joy for me because in addition to an old tradition, it incorporates a new tradition. For the second year in a row, I’ve gone to Rise of the Jack-o-Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens and this year, to my delight, there was the perfect pumpkin for me to bring you tonight. I present, the It’s the Great Pumpkin pumpkin.

Great Pumpkin Pumpkin



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