Monday, November 8, 2010
I don't know if this is a tradition in other cities, but in Victoria people take their carved pumpkins and place them along the side of the road through Mount Doug Park. It's a gloomy stretch of road through tall cedar trees and it's a perfect place for the pumpkin graveyard. You can drive along and see hundreds of carved pumpkins softening and decomposing. They line the roadway for at least a mile. It's quite a sight.
The best thing about it is the incredible variety of carvings all together in one place. I think it's like an art gallery or an installation.
Many of them sinking quickly into the soil. Some are placed on stumps or in the cedar trees. Others are set on the ground.
It's great fun for families and kids to come and see the pumpkin graveyard with its incredible variety of creativity.
But soon enough, all the pumpkins soften and change state... returning to the earth as compost.
I think it's a cool tradition.