Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Pumpkins at the Market
Photos: October 9, 2016
Pumpkins seem to be spilling out of bins and racks and baskets at the market. They come in every size, shape and colour along with all the other forms of squash.
It is hard to imagine that all these pumpkins, big and small, will be sold.
These macabre looking specimens would be great for a scary face.
How many of these will be used for food? Will people roast the seeds of the pumpkins they carve? I love the bright spectacle and enjoy seeing jack-o-lanterns as I walk around my neighbourhood, but I do wonder at the idea that so many of these will just be bought to be thrown out the day after Hallowe'en. It is only in a country with excess food that we can think of growing things just for fun.