Americans have been carving faces into pumpkins since 1834. It was happening in parts of England and Ireland, as far back as the 17th century!
It's a timely occurrence, as squash come into season with the Fall. All of them ready to be turned into Jack O'Lanterns.
Apparently inspired by will o'th'wisps floating over peat bogs, the hollowed out innards are usually lit with a candle. The soft glow provides a ghoulish looking visage for Halloween night.
This year let your garden come alive at night with a trail of ceramic Jack O'Lanterns, which will not rot by morning.
Yes, that is a bit of a downside here...
This is such a fantastic idea. Now, if only I had some sun....
Oh! I hadn't thought of that. It's not something which naturally occurs to us Britons! But you're right. It would fit Thanksgiving wonderfully too.
These are pretty and they could be used beyond Halloween, too. These would make great thanksgiving decorations.
Ah! I hadn't thought of that. Superglue them to the floor?
I'd love to have some of these... hopefully the neighborhood kids won't love them so much they vanish...
Kimbesa - I'm the same. I've not yet seen one in action either. I'm really taken by them though.
Cheryl - It was the fact that they are solar powered, which really stood out to me too. I really like that.
Haven't seen a solar pumpkin in person yet, but I'm looking. They are so cute!
They are adorable. I like that they are solar powered.