Normally, I ignore Halloween on this blog. I mean, what's to say? Boo? But I can't resist showing you these pumpkins. Holiday jack-o-lanterns have come a long way since I was a kid - as Darlene Costner made me aware via an email on Saturday.
The artist is Ray Villafane. He's won a bunch of awards, appears on television a lot, particularly during the month of October, of course, and sculpts comic book characters too. But today, let's stick with his astonishing pumpkins.
According to his website, Villafane's pumpkins have been spotted in the White House. Which president, he doesn't say, but he has carved an Obama.
Here's a little segment from CBS News about Villafane and his pumpkin sculptures.
Happy Halloween, everyone. Don't eat too much candy.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Richard J. Klade: Boo! and Poo