Monday, August 1, 2011

August Jacko

This guy almost made it to Halloween.
He sat around waiting all those months.

Then the mold spot arrived.

So we carved him.

First official jack o'lantern of 2011:

Photo by Bean.
(Clove tealight by Dark Candles.)

21 comments:

Herr Punkinstein said...

That is a beauty. I got a little brain tingle just looking at that Jack O' Glory.

Rot said...

The seeds and guts were all tan and dried out..

GoneferalinID said...

You kept a pumpkin from last year?

Vintage Seance said...

Oh how neat! The new season is on its way!

THORNHILL WOODS HAUNTED HOUSE said...

Your Pumpkins always look so amazing Rot. I was wondering if you would share your carving techniques and what tools you use when you cave out your master pieces.

Autumnleaf said...

I LOVE him! Do you have room to grow pumpkins next season at the new house?

Pam Morris said...

makes the heart go pitter patter...anticipation...

Marrow said...

DEFINITELY a sign of good things to come. I grew a huge pumpkin this year and it's still hanging on.

Word Verification: lablessi

JHMDF said...

WOW, he made it that long? Incredible.

Rot said...

We bought him a week before Halloween and figured he'd only last a couple of months. But he stayed firm and fresh until a few days ago. Dang it.

There are alot of rabbits and chipmunks in our neighborhood. Any neighbors with gardens have elaborate fences going high and deep. We might still give it a try next spring and grow a small patch in the corner of the backyard..under the big cauldron.

As far as carving technique...I just used a dull kitchen knife. And I never draw the face first.
And I go with the flow.

Jay's Shadow said...

Great jack-o.
I am heading to Myrtle Beach S.C. next weekend and there is a shop that sells Dark Candles, so hopefully they have what I usually get and I can get them there so I don't have to wait for them to ship....

Arcane said...

That there is a pumpkin blessed with long life. Impressive.

Rot said...

Yeah, he's going out in the yard today. He seems to be rotting at an accelerated rate.

It's too bad that pumpkins don't petrify like small gourds..I guess the skin's too thick...all that moisture.

Anonymous said...

Hi!...
did you know if you paint a pumpkin like every last inch of it even the stem, it will last for years! seriusly I had one that was almost three years old that ended up getting carved and sacraficed to the jack-o-gods that halloween.
hi rot, long time fan or your work and blog, hopfuly this halloween season ill start my own site finaly

ShellHawk said...

Truly, a thing of beauty!

Countess VonRauber said...

Lovely :)

pensive said...

wow. i can't believe you got one to last that long. what an august treat!

The Gill-Man said...

Really cool face on that one!!!

The Frog Queen said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!

Jason-v said...

He lasted a while..eh??

Rot said...

supernaturally long.