Oh where is the fall! I miss you so much.
The smell of Autumn in the air and the way the sunlight sparkles and shimmers just a little bit differently. The way the summer heat turns into fall warmth. The way my soul feels happiness just a little more deeply.
Participating in Adam's The Great Pumpkin Project has been such a cool experience. Our second pumpkin placed at the beginning of a trail was still there one week later and a sweet little gift was left inside the pumpkin. This is what The Great Pumpkin Project is all about. Spreading the joy of the season. Thank you to the person who took the time to place this inside the pumpkin and thanks to Adam for coming up with and sharing his cool project.
The Great Pumpkin Project: Jack O'Lanterns left anonymously in lonely places, near abandoned buildings, alongside roads... anywhere that'll give the passerby a burst of Halloween, and some questions.
31 pumpkins. 31 locations. 31 garbage bags of pumpkin guts. When I started this project I didn't honestly think it would become what it has. I didn't think it would spread as far as it did. I never expected the amazing contributions people have made.
With the last jack, went back to the location that inspired the whole thing. Last year I placed a single jack on this same doorstep, because I felt it needed it. It brought me such great joy to see it lit in the night. I was left thinking that I wish it wasn't me who put it there and wish I had stumbled upon it. So with that feeling, the project was born.
People who love this holiday are extremely passionate about it, and this project proves it. From within the state of NJ, to across the pond, people's love for this great holiday shown in spades, with all the pictures and kind words.
I can't thank you all enough for participating. Thanks a million to the Mike and Dave for making drops while I was away. Thanks to Rot and Bean for promoting the hell outta this and keeping me goin. Thank you everyone on the blog, and your kind and encouraging comments.
This is now tradition. Hopefully it will grow every year.
In an age of trunk or treat, and glitter decorations, this project was made to help preserve the old ways of Halloween, to go back to its roots. If these jacks have put a feeling of nostalgia and the old ways Halloween into the people who have seen them, then it was a success.
Thank You All So Much!
Till Next Year. Hail The Harvest.