Pierre and I carved jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. It seemed pretty festive and, if we carve them tonight, they should still be fresh and sassy for Halloween. I used a paring knife to carve the holes and an old teaspoon to scrape out the seeds. Pierre had some really cool micro-saw like tools that he uses for pottery. I think they both worked out just fine! Here are the results.
The Pumpkins, pre-carving.
Arnold's pumpkin, the one toothed wonder!
Pierre's pumpkin, with the shy pumpkin grin.
The finished Jack-o-lanterns in all their glory. A little candlelight made them look positively scary (boo!).
Cattleya guttata. This clone resulted from the selfing of a coerulea type. This species is native to low coastal dune habitat in Brazil. At just under 3 feet tall, this is a first bloom seedling; they can grow upwards of 5 feet tall. They pass along the glossy sheen and the upright multi-floral habit to their offspring.
Jorge Pacheco, one of the amazingly talented artists and comic book illustrators at the San Diego Comic Fest. The San Diego Comic Fest was started by the founders of Comic Con, to refocus on comic book art and illustration. His portfolio included my favorite Looney tune characters, Scooby Doo and many more!