Friday, September 10, 2010


An inquiry was set on foot, and after diligent investigation they came upon his traces. In one part of the road leading to the church was found the saddle trampled in the dirt; the tracks of horses' hoofs deeply dented in the road, and evidently at furious speed, were traced to the bridge, beyond which, on the bank of a broad part of the brook, where the water ran deep and black, was found the hat of the unfortunate Ichabod, and close beside it a shattered pumpkin.

Image by 1m tlc.


J.P. said...

I can imagine a very creepy image composition based off of this paragraph. I may just have to make it. If I do, I will send it your way, Rot!

Anonymous said...

Might enjoy reading this old tale (perhaps you haven't come across it already):

The Pumpkin Giant-

Long time reader/new commenter, & really love this site.

-Marie R.

GoneferalinID said...

This reminds me of a farm/pumpkin patch in Illinois. I wonder if it's it.

Zing said...

I believe this is in Wisconsin. We used to drive past this silo all the time on the way to the Dells. The last time we all excited about showing the kids 'the biggest pumpkin they've ever seen!' We talked it up for miles and miles - so imagine our disappointment when we actually found it and the giant gourd had been smashed. The kids were actually upset and wanted to know 'who smashed the pumpkin?'