10.25.2007

pumpkin update

Even though I'm in a hurry to get out of the house for a meeting, I couldn't resist snapping a quick photo of the pumpkin mush on our front door. I'm in awe of what happened! What was once our beautiful pumpkin so abruptly became mushy-nastiness that left a stain on our welcome mat and on our wall. Can someone who knows about carving pumpkins tell me what went wrong? Was it really the severe heat and ash in the air? I'm stumped...


6 comments:

Laura Tucker said...

Sounds like it was the heat making a pleasant home for destructive microbes. A similar thing happened to my prized mr. t carving (mine was the man in chains) a couple years ago when it was left in my hot office. ;)

Nanette said...

I totally thought the bottom of the "T" was a rat's tail poking out of the pumpkin!

dapotato said...

No idea, but my client has the gross remains of one permanently stuck to a corner of her deck that's all collapsed in on itself like yours. When I saw the fossilized stem sticking up, I finally figured out what it was. Good job on tossing it, unlike my client. ;)

WeezerMonkey said...

OMG! What happened?! Wow!

R said...

That's an amazing display of rapid decay. Heat definitely affects pumpkins that way. Guess you'll have to do another one this weekend. :)

Jolene said...

I'm back!!!! and catching up! so sad to see what happened to your pumpkin. :( It was so perfect!