Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Great Pumpkin Sail

Every October, Central Park has an event called "The Great Pumpkin Sail." To participate, you bring a carved pumpkin with you (it has to weigh under 10 pounds) and meet at a large pond on the northeast corner of the park. At dusk, the organizers put everybody's pumpkins on little floats, light them, and send them off to sail on the pond. Cool, huh? Here's the pumpkin we carved that day and brought with us. (It's supposed to look like a deranged lunatic, but it ended up just looking kinda goofy.)
Here's the pond where we met for the event. It's called the Harlem Meer.
And here they are putting the pumpkins in the water!

They all looked so pretty, like luminaries, and their light reflected on the surface of the pond. 

And then we found our pumpkin in the crowd! Here he is, in the center of the frame below.




1 comment:

Ichigo Tamago said...

Wow! I love the Pumpkin luminaries!