November 3, 2010
pumpkin patch 2010
we got a wagon!
pumpkin happy
October was really a pumpkin-filled month. Pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin cake/bar thingies. Pumpkin everything. And I love it. On Saturday we went to a pumpkin patch and picked out some gems to carve later that day. I know most people go earlier in the month, but going on October 30th was a great idea because 1) we got 4 pumpkins for $15 and 2) all the little kids came dressed in costumes!
all the gourds/pumpkins in our apartment at one time
And somehow, throughout the course of October, we accumulated all of these squash and gourds. I can't believe it. One day I brought home that little front pumpkin from the famers' market, and all of a sudden we now have all of these. Luckily, we downsized a little by carving a few.
our little pumpkins
Along with the many highlights of the month, perhaps one of my favorites was visiting a house of art-student-made jack-o-lanterns. Every year, one studio art professor has his students carve creative pumpkins and then displays them at his house for the Palo Alto public to come visit and see. They were amazing. I only got a few photos because I didn't have a tripod... but you get the idea. And, the kind professor opened up his house to the visitors and served snacks and warm cider. It was perfect.
packman jack o lantern
owl? eagle?


  1. fun! i am still on a pumpkin kick. you can just add pumpkin to normal foods and suddenly they are festive! it's addicting.

    p.s. i love your coat!

  2. pumpkins.
    never grow old.
    I love them!
    and I love your record of them...
    gorgeous and adorable pictures, celeste
    lookin' good!

  3. those are AWESOME! we got a pumpkin this year but never got around to carving it... oh well, it'll still be for Thanksgiving!

  4. wow. those pumpkins are so pretty! i love them in the dark! great photos as always Celeste.

    Elizabeth :)

  5. so jealous! i'm studying in london for the semester and there is a serious lack of pumpkin here. my body has just come to expect an overload of the orange stuff every october and i'm going through some nasty withdrawal. but i suppose if i can't have the real thing, drooling over pictures will just have to do. thanks for the eye candy!

  6. that last picture is awesome! love it!


  7. that professor is a clever guy, those pumpkins are amazing

  8. haha, I accumulated a lot of gourds and squash and pumpkins this season too! No idea what I'll do with all of them now.

  9. :O OMG! That pumpkin carvings are amazing! I got me a lovely pumpkin but I didn't carve it after all, just ate it! :D

  10. Loves those pumpkins by the art students - What a great idea

  11. awesome post! I love the skill involved in craving those pumpkins. especially love the second to last.

  12. They are very pretty. It is nice seeing traditions from other countries, and those creative carvings are amazing.

    Thanks for you visit :)

  13. oh wow! such awesome pumpkins :D

  14. how fabulous! i'm totally bummed i'm not local and was unable to check that out for myself and, let's face it, sip on the cider, too! so awesome.