This year we decided to buy a large Hallowe'en pumpkin and a small Golden Nugget Squash to use as Jack-o-lanterns. Carving the Golden Nugget Squash wasn't easy! It was also cold and rainy all night, so taking photos was tricky. (Of course, we could have taken one indoors before carving the squashes, couldn't we??) The cold and the rain didn't stop costumed children from trooping up to our door in search of candy though....
The next day, we took the big pumpkin over to the park to join in the annual pumpkin parade. (Ours is the one with the amazing green markings.) The rain the night before had brought in a cold front and it was quite chilly and windy. We wondered if there would be many more pumpkins.
The little squash was relegated to the oven to be baked. Here it is half done.
Here it is a little later, fully baked. I love how its face distorts in the heat!
Later that night, we went to see the other neighbourhood pumpkins. In spite of the bitter cold, there were zillions. Here is the entrance to the park. (Please click on the long image to see a larger view of photo of Pumpkin Festival Sorauren Park.)
Our pumpkin suddenly had several friends. (Ours is the one on the right.)
Some of the pumpkins were getting out of hand....