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By dudler
All Hallows Eve will produce a good deal of silliness of various sorts: some harmless (despite the fears of fundamentalist Christians) and some unkind and threatening.

My own dream evening would involve Number Ten Downing Street, and when the PM opens his own door, yelling 'Test or Trace?' in his face.

Twelve years ago, I was in the USA in October, and there were pumpkins lined up in gardens and along the roadside. There was nothing approaching this lovely display, photographed at Calke Abbey last weekend. There's even a shadowy area under the roof: the light was absolutely lovely, but without strong shadows.

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Tags: Architecture Calke abbey Pumpkins Happy halloween Saturday shadows

Voters: woolybill1, Alfie_P, viscostatic and 64 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 8:13AM
Some very strange shapes there. A marvellous display well photographed.

James124 Plus
8 73 57 Portugal
31 Oct 2020 8:20AM
A super-size still-life! Lovely shapes and colours, enhanced by the soft light.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 8:21AM
As though they are seated in a stadium grandstand, watching us.
Regarding Number Ten, I have a few evil thoughts of my own.
31 Oct 2020 8:27AM
Your kidding, right?

This is actually the Ann Summers stock room I reckon GrinGrin
31 Oct 2020 8:29AM
What in the World ??
31 Oct 2020 9:03AM
I fear you would receive more tricks than treats at the for of No 10 John.

Quite a election of these colourful veggies, I don'y think I have ever tasted any of them.

ColleenA Plus
10 508 11 Australia
31 Oct 2020 9:04AM
An amazing display of pumpkins.
Melbourne is being cautious due to Covid and therefore Halloween will almost be a non event.
leo_nid 6 12
31 Oct 2020 9:06AM
a perfect setting and light for all these colourful members of the gourd family🎃
kaybee 19 8.6k 28 Scotland
31 Oct 2020 9:32AM
There are some weird and wonderful things there.

Like all holidays and celebrations, Halloween has been taken over by the Colonies and the multi-national conglomerates
dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
31 Oct 2020 9:59AM
Just so, Roy...
JuBarney Plus
11 36 7 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 10:50AM
A splendid display
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
31 Oct 2020 10:55AM
A fine collection John and very well photographed.
Some real beauties there and I do like that little watering can.
31 Oct 2020 11:00AM
A fabulous 'old fashioned' display. No horror, blood, skulls or chain saws! I remember when we called it duck apple night............Spot on about No 10. My daughter went for a test three weeks ago....she still hasn't had the results!!!
31 Oct 2020 11:41AM
A stunning display, John and very nicely photographed in all it's colourful splendor.
And there are certain MP's on both sides who deserve to have one of those long curly thing inserted.

SlowSong Plus
14 10.8k 30 England
31 Oct 2020 11:50AM
What a super display. I never realised there were so many types of pumpkin. I obviously haven't lived. Grin
Irishkate Plus
12 45 122 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 12:14PM
A million still life images in the waiting.
Fabulous shapes.

mac Plus
21 15 Scotland
31 Oct 2020 12:17PM
Quite a collection of weird and wonderful gourds, most I have not a clue what they are. However, well captured and presented.
Saastad 4 16 17 Norway
31 Oct 2020 1:08PM
Colourful one for today John!

mistere Plus
9 29 7 England
31 Oct 2020 1:19PM
There's a lot of soup to be had in them there gourds. Or are they squashes? or both Smile
The PM opening his own front door? i'm pretty sure we pay someone else to do that.
Did remind me of the Monster Mash.
Now everything's cool, Drac's a part of the band
And my Monster Mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you
31 Oct 2020 1:42PM
Lovely capture of this interesting collection.
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 3:26PM
Wat a great display of pumpkins,and squashes, looks like they have been arranged in a Auricula Theatre JohnSmileSmileSmile

mlseawell 13 1 United States
31 Oct 2020 3:38PM
I can see my wife making some great soup out of those pumpkins! Wink

Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 8:13PM
Amazing display !! Excellent photography for tonight !!
Happy Halloween ... Isabel GrinGrin
LoryC 7 2 Italy
31 Oct 2020 8:35PM
Beautiful capture, Happy Halloween🎃😃

richmowil Plus
14 510 3 England
1 Nov 2020 9:56AM
A super range on display with some really good colours!! They just got them sold in time!!
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
1 Nov 2020 4:08PM
There's some strange shaped veggies there so in keping with Hallowe'en.

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