As many of you know by now, pumpkins & Easter eggs are taken very seriously in the Perdue-Cain house. Not so much by me, I most certainly cannot take credit for the creativity & thought that goes into the lovely eggs & pumpkins shown on the blog year after year – it’s all Michael. I begin my pumpkin carving or egg dyeing with the best of intentions, sketching out thoughts and ideas, but then I end up losing patience and carelessly finish whatever I am working on so I can just be done with it. I determined this weekend that I am much more into the snacks that accompany pumpkin carving than pumpkin carving itself – but really, who’s not into apple cider bourbon drinks & brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Michael, on the other hand, takes his time with everything, carefully planning his ideas and then executing them to perfection.
I loved the Orvis pumpkin Michael created last year, so I asked him to make it a tradition and carve another this year! Using a similar approach to last year’s Wayfarer pumpkin, Michael carved this bow tie-wearing pumpkin – isn’t he darling?
I’ve learned that it’s quite difficult to mess up a goofy-looking pumpkin, so I carved the one below. Don’t let his happy-go-lucky smile fool you, I’m quite positive this pumpkin is secretly evil. It took us almost 20 minutes to cut the hole in his head to scoop him out, and when I was carving his eyes, a piece of pumpkin shot right back into my own eye, rendering me useless with a swollen, red eye for quite some time.
It seems as though Michael likes to round out his collection with a scary pumpkin. This little pumpkin was very green, so his teeth have a green tint and look very veiny, which I think adds to his spookiness!
Do you have a favorite? Mine is, as many might guess, the Orvis pumpkin! But Mr. Bow Tie is definitely a close second! Happy Halloween to you all!