Pumpkins are neat-o.
You may not like to eat pumpkin products, but it's fair to say that pumpkins are trigger-quick reminders of the season, which can take us straight back to childhood.
Like, say, pumpkin pies on the holiday table. Or carving a jack o'lantern, and the feel of pumpkin guts slimy in your hands, and the smell of a candle burning too hot inside of it and scorching the flesh.
There are some pretty cool things that people who are much more creative than I are doing with pumpkins. Here are some I found on Pinterest (links beneath):
|We LOVE Austen! (And Austen in Austin, Volume I and Volume II!)|
|Pumpkins make great vases, soup tureens, etc. Isn't this pretty? I love the roses.|
|I am totally trying this.|
|Ok, it's not a pumpkin, per se, but come on, that is cute, and I have a bake sale coming up...|
|Some of the Inkies might try this. (You know who you are.)|
|This would take me forever but it's cool!|
|If my son had seen this during the first ten years of his life, I would have been doomed to try it...and I would have failed.|
|Another recipe that doesn't have pumpkin in it, but seriously? Those are cute.|
Are you inspired to get crafty or get busy in the kitchen? Yeah, me neither, but looking at these has given me a fun autumn break and the desire to come back to these later (I am definitely making that oatmeal, and wishing I had that skill to carve that Jane Austen jack o'lantern).
But for now, I'm off to have a cup of pumpkin spice coffee.