This is the first pumpkin I've carved in YEARS.
It's it amazing how the smell of a fresh cut pumpkin can bring back a multitude of memories. Give me a fresh apple and the smell of burning leaves and I'm in heaven. Good for the soul!
I carved this pumpkin for a contest - at the last minute - on a lark. Didn't give any thought to what to name my entry. So when they asked me what to call it, I just said the first thing that popped into my head: Arachnophobia!
Most of the other entries had already been on display for 3.5 days, so they'd had plenty of time to collect votes. Mine was on display for less than 2.5 hours. So I was VERY surprised when Arachnophobia took Second Place! All proceeds went to charity, but I have a nice little trophy and a coupon to McD's for my effort.
Being a dietitian who dislikes fast food - I find that VERY SCARY! LOL