Friday, September 02, 2011

Pictures of mutants... And just strangeness.

Ok, this is the pumpkin that I was telling you about, see, just a long ol' pumpkin vine...


This is a pumpkin growing on it, it's the "Big Max" type pumpkin.  I won't get any award winners for size, but I didn't try, either...
THIS is where it gets odd.  See the big crooknecks?  These are the base of the same plant that has the lovely pumpkin.  And these are about a size 9 (US) women's shoe, so they are getting a bit large...


And these, well, I just added for fun.  I guess that some people don't realize that you can scratch a picture on a pumpkin (these are a different batch than the Big Maxes), and the picture will 'scab over' making it show rather pronouncedly.  I decided to play with a few I had for some kids I know, if they want them, if not, heck,  I have a front porch...
Mrs. Happyface

Mr. Boo


This one I might keep. Senyour Funnyface 
(Yes, I know I spelled that wrong, can't make the n squiggle...)

So, I hope that gives you a laugh today, and you can see the strange doings with my pumpkins.  I have one more 'carved' pumpkin, but I have to cut it a bit deeper, it's barely visible...  More pics when things "show".

14 comments:

  1. You cracked me up with the n squiggle comment! I tried to make one once, and while it works on Microsoft Word, I can't get it to work on Blogger either!

    Will you show pictures after the pumpkins are done growing too? I've never seen the before and after of pumpkin drawings!

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  2. Oh, now, those pumpkins are CUTE! The other thing???

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  3. Yes, you gave me a laugh, thanks.

    Senyour Funnyface is one i might try to imitate when we get a pumpkin to carve in October, if you don't mind.

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  4. Danielle:
    Yes, I tried several ways to make the "n squiggle", (I took Spanish, but other than forming the letter itself, it is pronounce n-yay... But that doesn't help writing it in a sentence.) I tried to or three ways, but Baby Hal is the first computer I have had, without the "squiggle" key. So, I do what I can... Eh.

    I will try and make a point of showing the end result, but they look fairly much now like they will look, except for being orange (hopefully...).

    Cat

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  5. Sharon:

    Thank you! The other thing? I just was messing about with a couple more pumpkins, didn't cut them deep enough for it to 'scar' properly.

    Cat

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  6. messymimi:

    Grin! And yes, feel free, it's one eye looking up, one eye looking down, and a drunkard's path home for a smile.

    Cat

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  7. LOVE the pumpkins..like a bonehead, here I am trying not to scab them. I could have been doing this!?

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  8. ;D

    Guess it's HOW you scab them...

    Cat

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  9. Interesting mutants!
    Last year I had some volunteers growing in my compost pile. I thought they were mutant squash plants. We ate the squash.. it was OK. I laughed a few weeks later when I discovered they weren't "squash" at all.... they were pumpkins!

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  10. Dreaming:
    Yes, volunteers can be an experience... Haven't had many here, but did at my old place.

    Cat

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  11. Next year! Pumpkins. I am not going to forget, or delay. I want pumpkins in my garden. Yours look great.

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  12. Yeah, even if you don't eat them, they are fun to decorate with!

    Cat

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  13. But you CAN make that spanish n squiggle. When you're in "edit html" in your blog post composer, type this: ñ (now hopefully these comments don't read html)

    It never crossed my mind to draw on my pumpkins. I'll have to remember that one!

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  14. Ha ha. I saw on the preview that it changed it directly. Just my luck.

    It's this, without the spaces: & n t i l d e ;

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