This past weekend was the 20th annual Keene Pumpkin Festival, where you can see carved jack-o-lanterns of all shapes, sizes, and styles. Given all the cute, pretty, and aesthetically pleasing pumpkins on display, it’s always difficult to choose a favorite…but I always seem to gravitate toward those pumpkins that are just a little bit warped.
In addition to the act of pumpkin cannibalism depicted above, for example, J and I spotted a random act of pumpkin violence…
…along with one pumpkin-person who looked like he’d been in a particularly nasty barroom brawl.
Jack-o-lanterns with odd anatomical deformities naturally grab one’s attention…
…as do pumpkins in curious colors.
One ghoulish gourd displayed such monstrous features, he might best be termed a “Franken-pumpkin.”
Some of the “pumpkins” at the Keene Pumpkin Fest played freely with the definition of “jack-o-lantern,” as in the case of this gourd-geous green swan.
Things of beauty notwithstanding, the most creative–and arguably most warped–carved creation we saw at Saturday’s Pumpkin Festival was a gutted spaghetti-squash “baby” with a disgustingly dirty diaper.
This is my belated contribution to last week’s Photo Friday theme, Warped. Saturday’s Pumpkin Festival reportedly attracted a crowd of 70,000 humans and 22,943 lit jack-o-lanterns, a bunch of which you can see in my 2010 Pumpkin Festival photo-set. Enjoy!