Saturday, November 1, 2008

Am I Bi-Polar?

















Pirates



















Fish






Crypts




















Mastodon?






















Dinosaur





Recently the hubby and I went to a very popular event in the Hudson Valley called "Blaze". Over 4000 carved pumpkins lit up, touts the website. There were some pretty impressively carved specimens as well as delightful scenes, like of dinosaurs, an underworld, pirates, etc. See our pics here or check out the website http://www.hudsonvalley.org/





































Little dinosaur hatching. Cute!































Footprints











































































































OK...now I have to tell you that Santa isn't real. Don't read on unless you like spoilers and don't mind knowing the truth, even if it's ugly.




































































































WARNING: UGLY TRUTH AHEAD




































































































































































I was very dismayed to find out at the end of the Blaze tour that many of the pumpkins are not real, organically (coming out of the earth) grown pumpkins, but manufactured, foam "funkins". Still hand carved though, the attendant assured me.








This little fact completely ruined my enjoyment and Josh's (but his only slightly). It did not seem to affect our four other companions. In fact two of them even felt relieved that they were not real. (Go figure!!!!) I felt misled, cheated and fooled. Wish I hadn't known, because prior to that, I was delighted, amazed and mesmerized. Do I need anti-depressants? You be the judge.










1 comment:

farnk said...

O thank goodness you are back! I thought the voice of ultimate clarity had been turned down because of some mysterious affliction. No, you're not depressed: I would have been deflated by the discovery of the pumpkins' artificial origins But the exhibit ambience is tsill beautiful.