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Monday, October 24, 2016

Spectacular? I'll say!



Real autumn arrived this weekend with a whoosh of wind, pelting rain squalls and an overnight drop in temperature to the point the heat kicked on.  Thankfully, the waterworks let up for the field trip we’d planned Saturday, a quick visit with the busy-attending-school-and-working-daughter, followed by a trip to the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Zoo, in Providence, RI.  Said industrious daughter took a break to scope it out with a friend last week.  Her pictures were so stunning, my husband and I decided to give it a go.

The two of us don’t often do big crowds or tourist-type attractions, but this one made it to the exception list.  For anyone who has been in previous years, you’ll be happy to know that they organized it differently, so weekends aren't the mad-house they were apparently, in the past. Crowded? Yes.  But controlled, and worth the bit of patience required to traipse the zoo grounds in the dark, to view thousands of pumpkins, carved and painted into pure art.





10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And they're glowing - stunning!
Our temperatures dropped this weekend as well. Fall came in with a bang. Considering it's the end of October, it's about time.

mshatch said...

Yup, got cold here, too, very dreary yesterday but the sun is out and there were a million birds chirping in my yard this morning. Gorgeous pics! I wanna go!

baili said...

we are still waiting for our chilled winters .seem to lost in the way somewhere .
interesting place .
photos are fascinating

Connie said...

Those are beautiful! Sounds like a fun place to visit.

Bish Denham said...

Wow, so beautiful! And I'm sure there were many, many more.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Liza - those look just amazing and I bet the others in the Show did too ... what a great way of spending the Fall ...

It is chilling up here slightly ... but the days are darkening ... cheers Hilary

Joanne said...

I want to see those. Now I have super fall fever.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Fall arrived here also. I so reluctantly turned on the heat. Those pictures are lovely. My husband and I aren't crowd people either.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Gorgeous!

I hear you about the crowds. When we walk on the beach, we go early and leave before the crowds arrive. :)

Lynda R Young said...

Wow, they are amazing! I've never seen anything like it.