Simple Sunday – Into the Wild

With a less dramatic and more happy-go-lucky feel than the movie Into the Wild, we find it is once again that time of year – the time of year to set free our Jack o’lanterns back into the wild.

Jack o lanterns 2013

It has become somewhat of a tradition around here to pick out just the right place for our stoic and unblinking orange friends to return to the soil.

jack o lanters 2 2013

And so they sit upon their leafy knoll in the woods, staring down at us by day and perhaps dancing merrily by night, the memory of past candles not quite extinguished within them causing shadows to leap and twirl in a hypnotic pulse while we snore safe and warm in our cozy beds.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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22 Responses to Simple Sunday – Into the Wild

  1. Yoga Mama says:

    I love this! why didn’t I think of it? brilliant. Next year…Into the Wild they will go.

  2. Mary Ann says:

    Great idea! The squirrels usually get to ours, but that works too!

  3. I love this tradition–I remember it from last year!

  4. Annie says:

    Can’t believe I’ve been throwing mine in the trash all these years when I could have been setting them free into the wilderness!

  5. Hetterbell says:

    It seems like the humane thing to do. 😉 They’re a lot bigger than mine. I love their faces! They’re brilliant!

  6. Great idea! Ours are still on the porch…we’ll let them go in the back field after school! 😀

  7. muddledmom says:

    Love the faces! What a great tradition. Ours go into the wild of the garbage dump. Probably the scariest place of all.

  8. my27stars says:

    How clever! Now I’m sad that hubby tossed ours yesterday.

  9. The pumpkins have such wonderful expressions. Just looking at them brings a smile to my face 🙂

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