|The Great Pumpkin
Caught at last! The first ever image of the Great Pumpkin as it rises from a favoured pumpkin patch on Halloween.
|Moonrise at Casco Bay, Maine ~ Imaged by John Stetson. ©John Stetson, shown with permission
A flattened and reddened moon rises from the Atlantic Ocean. Its top is stepped into several layers.
The rays then appear to come from higher in the sky – the sun’s image is raised up. The lower part of the moon is raised most resulting in the squashed pumpkin shape.
|The vigil for the Great Pumpkin
Linus is sitting out all Halloween night in his pumpkin patch. He does this every year. This time the Great Pumpkin will surely visit him. “Each year the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is most sincere”
Charlie Brown who is passing by. “I got a whole bag of stuff. Do you want an apple?”
Linus. “Thank you.. If the Great Pumpkin comes I’ll put in a good word for you.
Charlie Brown. “if ?”
Linus. “.. I meant when.”
Linus – by now desolate “ ..I’m doomed! One little slip like that can cause the Great Pumpkin to pass you by!” - Peanuts by Charles M Schulz.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown