Halloween means, among other things…jack-o-lanterns! I’ve managed to photograph all the jack-o-lanterns carved each Halloween (more-or-less) since our move to the St. Louis area in 1990. Here’s a year-by-year inventory:
1992: well, Mo outdid me with her large jack-o-lantern in the middle
1993: okay, the vomitting jack-o-lantern is commonplace nowadays, but this was 1993, and I came up with this one on my own. Also: a cyclops and one upside-down
1994: not too well focused. Included a eyeless blind cave jack-o-lantern
1995? Well, guess I didn’t get a photo that year.
1996: an 8-eyed spider jack-o-lantern, and a sideways one
1997: a spike-to-the-head dead jack-o-lantern, a gum-blowing one, and a cannibal (and victim) one. Looks like a prop year.
1998: a jolly big-jowled jack-o-lantern, a stem for a nose one, and a bolts-to-the-head Frankenstein one
1999: a dang cat wandered into the shot. I think the glow-in-the-dark glasses were from a box of Count Chocula
2000: another bout of sickness this year. Note the Calvin (minus Hobbes) laughing jack-o-lantern – guess he got a chuckle over K’s costume
2001: didn’t get the photo done on time, so this was from the next day. A smiley emoticon jack-o-lantern 😉 and a Courage the Cowardly Pumpkin
2002: a large cycloptic jack-o-lantern, and a return of the glow-in-the-dark glasses
2003: I was really tired this Halloween, as were the jack-o-lanterns
2004: A homestarrunner.com Halloween, with Homestar and Trogdor!
2005: uh…shock and awe? My interest was flagging by this point.
2006: my pièce de résistance, the Jack-o-toaster
2008: how lazy is this? An Osage Orange in an open “jack-o-lantern”
Good luck with your jack-o-lantern carving this year!
2012: more lazy carving. NO, it’s not a “square” and a “triangle”, it’s stop and rewind