Catching hollowed-pumpkin lights

Jack o Lantern
Carved Pumpkin

For a couple of years now, I’ve been carving pumpkins for Halloween, just for the fun of it; for the art that it is. So for this week’s Catching Light, ‘that’ is what I have — pictures of some carved and lit pumpkin lanterns.

I just learnt that it was the Irish immigrants who brought the tradition of carving pumpkins to the US. Back home, they are said to have carved out lanterns from turnips and gourds. But when they saw the size of pumpkins grown on American soil, they began carving out those lamps to honour the dead or lamps-to-keep-spirits-at-bay with these large orange squashes.

Jack o Lantern
 This is a Jack O’ lantern from Fall-2013
Jack o Lantern
And here’s this year’s carved pumpkin. This time around, my 6-year old lent me a hand.
Carved Pumpkin
This time around, I went a little further and tried some more carving
and now I have a little ghost guarding my front door.
Linking to the meme —
The previous post on this blog has pictures from a ‘happening’ Pumpkin Patch in North California. See Dell Osso Farms HERE.
HAPPY hALLOWeeN!!
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40 Comments

  1. Great photos, the ghosts are living…

  2. scary light you share today. 🙂 I think your last one is cool 🙂

    • For the last edition of Catching Light — the meme. 🙂
      But I think I'll continue to put up light photographs here. I can't thank you enough for this meme, Monica. 🙂
      Take care.

      Thank you, once again.

  3. Whooo! the Zombies RULE!!!

  4. They look awesome .. HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you and everyone around you .. 3 days to go 🙂

    Bikram's

  5. Whoa! Awesome creations!

  6. tis beautiful… am gonna miss it this time 🙁

  7. Good to know about story of carving pumpkins. Nice creativity. Hope these did not scare the out of your neighborhood 🙂

  8. This is such an interesting post dear.. reminds me quite of 'hallow of the Halloween' 😀 L'ovin the pumpkins!

  9. Nice pics D. These look more cute than scary. 🙂 Halloween fun !

  10. Very cool. Looks great. Happy Halloween 🙂

  11. Nicely made, the last was the best.
    🙂

  12. The ghost looks real…your journey in carvings is commendable 🙂

  13. Halloween is catching up in India too maybe I will get to capture pictures too. Loved yours!

  14. Nice creativity. Cute ghost.

    Cheers,
    Sriram & Krithiga

  15. Hahah, wonderful work D! 😀

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