Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin for Halloween

Photo taken October 21st 2012 in our neighbours hen pen.
A pumpkin is a gourd-like squash of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitacea (which also includes gourds). It commonly refers to cultivars of any one of the species Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita mixta, Cucurbita maxima, and Cucurbita moschata, and is native to North America. They typically have a thick, orange or yellow shell, creased from the stem to the bottom, containing the seeds and pulp. Pumpkins are widely grown for commercial use, and are used both in food and recreation. Pumpkin pie, for instance, is a traditional part of Thanksgiving meals in the United States, and pumpkins are frequently carved as decorations around Halloween. A pumpkin that has a little face carved in it and hollowed out and decorated with candles inside is known as a jack o'lantern; these are often used at Halloween, for example, to decorate windows. Information courtesy of Wikipedia - Pumpkin

Well my return to blogging was thwarted! I wrote about it in a recent blog post here.  I am delighted to be on-line again just in time to join the last ABC Wednesday Meme for October with the letter P.


Courtesy of artbymichelle

28 comments:

  1. This pumpkin is attractive. I like it better than the ones I see here for sale. :)

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  2. Funny how these pumpkins are now seen everywhere! Happy Halloween.

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  3. What an unusual colored pumpkin! So glad to see you back and blogging again. How frustrating!

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  4. Wonderful and amazing photo, I love that big pumpkin. Welcome back.

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  5. Well done!! Most unusual!!! Happy Halloween! Cathy

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  6. that pumpkin is so attractive it needs no decorations or carving.

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  7. Very beautiful photos in your blog! Thank you for you visit!
    Cinzia

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  8. it'll be prettier soon!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  9. I just read your other blog. How terrible that you didn
    t have internet. What can we do without it. Hopfully it stays on now.
    That is a big pumpkin and nice photo.

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  10. This is a gigantic artsy specimen! Hadn't realized that they also have pumpkins in Italy:) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Now this is the same picture I saw on your other blog and commented on or am I getting confused? Diane

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    1. No not confused, correct Diane, being a little lazy while I catch up. :)

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  12. Happy Halloween! So big, this pumpkin!

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  13. Ummm. I would like one of those fruits..kiwi or a similar item I forget the name at present. HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

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  14. Awwwww.....a dappled one! :-) And a nice sized one to boot!

    Very cool.

    Welcome back!!

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  15. Nice pumpkin! Happy Halloween to you and welcome back to blogging!

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  16. I always forget to visit you here..Great pumpkin..Last year I had one outside our porch, it rotted, because of the frost..Well, this year I got three med.size pumpkins from the seeds..What fun a happy surprise to see the seeds come to life..
    xoCarolyn

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  17. Now THAT'S a pumpkin! I'm guessing All Saints Day today is a bigger celebration for you there than yesterday was. Just a guess.

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  18. What a giant sized pumpkin! A rare one indeed! Loved your post Lindy:)
    Thanks a lot for your visit and nice comment on my blog:) Please do come again!

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  19. I like that pumpkin. Great idea for P this week. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  20. I love your kiwi header! It looks delicious! And I love pumpkin and squash pie. Soon we will be making them for Thanksgiving. Yum!

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