Wednesday, September 21, 2011

W/ Alphabe-Thursday

 WEIRD WARTS on this carved pumpkin

Yes, it IS a bit early for jack-o'-lantern photos but I hope you will humour me as these pumpkins have WARTS - a W-word!

These warts are not  a wicked pumpkin disease but instead merely a build up of sugars under the skin.

 And more WONDERFUL WARTS on this pumpkin

Earlier in their lives, these pumpkins looked normal - smooth and green. But when they started to turn orange, sugars inside the pumpkins extruded the skins, cracking them to form warts.

Three WEIRD WARTY pumpkins

Perfect for Halloween, don't you think?

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

28 comments:

Paulie said...

They are great and you are full of information! I did not know what caused the bumps before this explanation. . . They are perfect thing to have for these evil looking creatures! AND they didn't cost more because of the bonus! lol

It is not too early to show pumpkins --they are a part of the Fall harvest.

Lúcia said...

Cool, I like the first pumpkin! ;-)

kaye said...

those are weirdy warty pumpkins.

Zosia said...

I love fall and Halloween so these photos are very welcome despite being early.

Vicki/Jake said...

Warty Punkins...how Wickedly Wonderful!

Leif Hagen said...

Cute, cool, carved creations!
But it's not even October 1 yet....

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The warts really add to the character of the carved pumpkin.

edenhills said...

Love the wild and wacky warty pumpkins! It really is never too early for jack-o-lanterns.

Teresa

☆☆Mumsy said...

So now I know why there are warts on the pumpkin! Great jack-o-lantern!

taylorsoutback said...

Now those are pumpkins with character! Love 'em.

Not too early either - we have wagon loads and cart loads popping up everywhere. A fun time to shop.

Kathy said...

Did you carve the warty pumpkins?

Kate said...

You are REALLY one up on most of the rest of us bloggers! I didn't know anything at all about the sugar content...interesting.

Randy said...

Pretty spooky!

Karen S. said...

I am a total fan of any and all pumpkins! warts and all!

Karen S. said...

I am a total fan of any and all pumpkins! warts and all!

Francisca said...
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Francisca said...

I wish my little warts were merely a build up of sugars under my skin! :-D Creative W post, EG WoW!

Stacia said...

I love warty pumpkins! It adds to their fall-ish-ness, I think. =>

Sandra said...

I saw the letter W and the pumpkin and thought Say What? love it, wierd warts and all. did not know what causes the warts, now i do. learning something new every day.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Makes me want a pumpkin pie!

Elisa said...

It´s Halloween Time!

Riet said...

Love those pumpkins, really fall now.

Barbara F. said...

We were thinking along the same lines! Love these pumpkins, never knew about sugar buildup, interesting! I love fall and all its bounty. Great photos, and thanks for dropping by. xo,

Lola said...

Great pics & blog!

And thanks for stopping by at mine!

XOXO Lola:)

Judie said...

Are the warty ones better for pumpkin pies? They make great jack O'Lanterns!!

ellen b. said...

I never knew sugar caused those warts! Definitely need a warted pumpking this year for Halloween!

H said...

Hallowe'en is almost winter, and that's really not good :(

Great warty pumpkins though!

Jenny said...

I hope some of the pumpkins growing in my garden get warty and weird!

I think they look wonderful!

Thanks for a really clever link this week.

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