267/365: Pumpkin Carving Competition
We invited some friends over for a friendly Pumpkin Carving Competition tonight. It was a lot of fun and we were elbows deep in breads, dips, wine, beer and pumpkin guts.
When all was said and done and the smoke cleared, we picked the pumpkin meat and seeds out of our eyes and decided we should take a vote on whose pumpkin should take top honours at the 1st Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition. Well, all competitors felt passionately about their own pumpkin, and it quickly became evident that we were headed for a four-way tie for first place. I suggested that it would only be fair to take the competition to this blog for some unbiased voting by my ever intelligent and faithful readers/photo lookers.
So here’s what I need. Could you please, please, please vote for the pumpkin YOU feel is the best pumpkin. You don’t have to leave a big comment, just a #1, #2 etc, and it will only take a moment. Of course, if you want to leave a comment discussing the fine art and technique of pumpkin carving, or just why you like one pumpkin over the other, please do. If you could help me out in this, I would be greatful. There is some serious bragging rights up for grabs. Although, it was a fantastic time and a big thank you to the carving teams that showed up.
Voters with unusual names, i.e. Semour Butts or Ben Dover, will be discounted as clearly these individuals took part in the pumpkin carving competition, and it only goes to show the levels some people are willing to sink to in order to win a friendly competition (you know who you are) :). If there is someone actually called Ben Dover, I apologize. The voting will be closed on Saturday at midnight.
Here are the photos, thank you for participating. And if you could/want to spread the word for me so we could get as many people as possible to participate in the voting, I would appreciate it. Just send a link to your family and friends or post it on facebook. Thanks again.
Please forgive the quality of the photos, bright, orange flames + dark rooms+ orange pumpkins (+ excessive wine drinking) isn’t ideal for great photographs.