Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ghost Pumpkin














This guy spent most of the winter in the yard covered by snow and ice.  After he thawed, I kept him elevated with holes in the bottom for draining.  The sun slowly dried him out.

12 comments:

girl6 said...

awwww, he's mummified..is he hard?
such a sweet little face too. :)

Rot said...

yup...his inner guts dried out and flaked right out of him like weird dried sponge ...so he's just a thin hard layer of spotty pumpkin skin. We'll leave him out all year.

Sara said...

That's really cool!

Colleen said...

I was *SO* close to having my own dried out Jack. He sat on my deck ALL winter long....... until the wind whipped him off and well, that was that. :(

Willow Cove said...

Yeah, mine always turn mushy in the Florida heat but I got to save a couple of stems I'm placing in two pumpkin props

Steven Blumke said...

I think that could only happen there! Magic!

dampviolets said...

Most excellent,his expression will be preserved for posterity. Love it

Autumnleaf said...

I just put two 'ghost' squashkins in the compost pile. It's so cool how this happens. Next year I need to try this with a jacko.

Rot said...

I've tried many times for this but they always rot out.

I'm thinking the constant snow and ice helped this guy dry out.

I'm shocked it held up.

Autumnleaf said...

Hmm...no snow and ice here but some horrible hot and dry weather. That must work too.

Pam Morris said...

I can't believe he made it--there is definitely something darkly magical going on here!

Mr Black said...

I have planned to experiment with making mummy jack o lanterns after visiting a friend who has one. I was thinking of using salt to help the process.