Saturday, October 31, 2009

Evening Progression

We started out in the late afternoon with Kit's pumpkin on the left, Johnnny's pumpkin (with the monkey ears) on the right, and Baby Pumpkin in the middle, with just the planetarium dots.

As evening falls, the goblins and spooks start to come out.

The Trick-or-Treaters are now gone for another year. The candles burn on into the night.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ping Pong

The future of Ping Pong is bright. Some call it Table Tennis. Ping Pong is just the Chinese name for the game. Once a backroom parlor game, Ping Pong is moving into the spotlight. In homes of the future, everyone will have a Ping Pong Table in their living room. If you're wondering what's going to be Hot in the Future, it's Ping Pong. Better find a Paddle that you like.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hot Buttons

One of the perks of running for political office is that you get to make a campaign button. Some candidates choose to include a picture of themselves on their buttons. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. In no particular order, here are some pictorial buttons of political campaigns from yesteryear.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Full Moon

In case you're still awake, don't forget to step outside to take in the full moon. I saw it setting this morning, so I know it's out there. The moon is definitely something we'all take for granted.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Great Pumpkins

I was snapping a few pumpkin pictures out in front of a local grocer when an older fellow waiting to board the happy bus asked me why I was taking pumpkin pictures? I replied that I wanted to take pictures of something orange. That seemed simpler than explaining to him I would probably include these pumpkin pictures on my next blogspot post celebrating the onset of October.

These great pumpkins were just waiting to be photoed for free or purchased for $4 each. These colorful gourd-like squash are so versatile. Besides their carvability as Jacko Lanterns, they can be pureed into pie to host a dollop (or two) of whipped cream. The seeds are a popular autumn snack and pumpkin seed oil can be used in cooking.

Their size, color, and design make them a popular folklore vegetable. Cinderella made clever use of a pumpkin as a limousine. Linus believed the Great Pumpkin was capable of great things. Harry Potter and gang enjoyed drinking pumpkin juice at Hogwarts. Pumpkin Chucking has also become a fun (and funny) sport, making use of catapults and air cannons.

I personally like pumpkins to carve into yard greeters for Trick or Treaters. Perhaps once it gets a bit closer to Halloween, we might have to go back to that grocer and actually buy a great pumpkin instead of just standing there snapping pumpkin pictures.