In previous years, we've managed to jump the gun a bit on the whole pumpkin carving thing.
Way before Halloween actually arrived, we'd end up with moldy, slimy, nasty pumpkins.
This year we were going to be smart.
We decided to wait until only one week before Halloween to carve our pumpkins.
The kids had fun.
The pumpkins turned out great.
So we took them outside and....
We had three straight days of temperatures in the high 70's and crazy humidity.
You know what that does to pumpkins?
Hairy, nasty, moldy pumpkins.
(I kind of like how the pumpkin on the bottom left is starting to resemble a pirate.)
Maybe those pictures were too gross...
Maybe you'd rather see some of the prettier aspects of Fall.
The leaves have FINALLY begun to turn.
I think we hit peak color a couple of days ago...
immediately followed by crazy winds and lots of rain.
There went all the leaves! :(
While I was in my front yard taking these pictures, I noticed that a lot of cars were honking their horns.
(NO... they were not honking at me... they couldn't see me.)
Now, I live on a pretty busy road, but people don't usually do all that honking.
So I peeked around the hedge and saw these cuties...
Looks like Halloween came a bit early at the local pre-school.
Aren't they cute?
I was kind of loving the little Yoda.