The day after Halloween, I was walking in DC with Tanya of Veggie Love. In our ramblings around Georgetown, we encountered this fabulous pumpkin character:
Note the wide variety of items used here: Yellow bell peppers for years, chili peppers for eyebrows, star fruit for lips, collard greens for hair, etc. (Is that a yucca root for a nose, Hannah?)
As we were taking the picture, the gentleman of the house returned and we got to chatting. Turns out, his wife is a school teacher, and she likes having a decorated pumpkin for several weeks ahead of Halloween. In order to prevent the inevitable rotting that occurs when you combine room temperature and a dissected squash, she adorns it with veggies. Anytime something starts looking a little questionable, she replaces it. Brilliant.
Also of note is the fact that the pumpkin is sitting on a raised toilet seat. Not pictured? Pumpkin “poop” (in the form of smaller pumpkins) below.