And Now, For No Particular Reason, Here’s a Gourd That Looks Like a Swan

It started out as an ugly pumpkin. But just look at it now!

21 Comments on “And Now, For No Particular Reason, Here’s a Gourd That Looks Like a Swan”

  1. El Guapo – Sunny New York – Went surfing in a hurricane. Now I'm looking for the next thing to do, and a soundtrack to go with it....
    El Guapo

    All Gourds creatures are beautiful.
    Nice knifesmanship too.

  2. El Guapo – Sunny New York – Went surfing in a hurricane. Now I'm looking for the next thing to do, and a soundtrack to go with it....
    El Guapo

    ***Sorry, looked like it was carved at first…

  3. Stephen A. Watkins – A writer of Fantasy and Speculative Fiction living in Atlanta, Georgia. He's been writing since grade-school, and he's never given up the dream. He continues to juggle his dreams of establishing his writing career, the demands of family life, and working full time. He chronicles the challenges of balancing all these demands on his blog, The Undiscovered Author.
    Stephen A. Watkins

    I love the ugly pumpkin thing. My dear wife and I often decorate our home with ugly pumpkins around this time of year. And we get so jealous of the really big, really ugly ones our neighbors often display.

  4. Awesome find! I search every year for gourds/pumpkins that will resemble something fun. My only regret is that, until recently, I never took pictures of the fun shapes I’ve discovered.
    The best one by far was the penis, which inspired the entire tradition, but despite not finding another as good, I’ve had a lot of fun looking.

  5. Very cool! I’m a little perplexed that “because it’s just such a cool-looking thing” counts as “no particular reason,” but to each his own!

    @Scorpius: “Dr Suede” is the name of my next band.

  6. D. Paul Angel – I am in my 40’s (the new "20" they say!), am originally from California, and now live in Portland, OR, but would eventually like to "retire" to Hawaii. I am, most definitely, a “Nerd’s Nerd.” I can recite huge tracts of Monty Python, can force Star Wars quotes into nearly any conversation, find serenity amongst fireflies, enjoy hitchhiking to the beach with my towel in hand (remember the Hawaii bit), have found precious little to dislike about Tolkien, and find any argument favoring Picard over Kirk to be both fascinating and most illogical. My foundation in Science Fiction began with Asimov, but Heinlein’s wit brought it to the front of my conscious. Although I am still recovering from the amount of time spent wheeling through Jordan and Sanderson’s epic, I have found long series, such as Scalzi’s, no longer make me feel like an old man (The new 20, right!?). I've always had a love of comics, particularly the far side of Bloom County where Calvin lived, often casting pearls before swine whilst doing the foxtrot over the hedge. Even though I already have 2 puppy-dogs I love, Zack and Satia, I can’t help but think how awesome having a magical creature would be; even if I do worry that caring for it would leave me feeling hagrid. I am more comfortable tweeting than facebooking, and I'm not athletic enough to be a tumblr. I'm also an airplane nerd and a licensed, albeit non-current, pilot. I've travelled enough to know I want to travel more, I've read, cover to cover, The Bible, Koran, Book of Mormon, Science and Health, and a smattering of Eastern philosophies, and I was one of the early board members of Cerimon House. I can bake bread from scratch, grill, and cook; and I've failed, miserably, in learning at least 4 different programming languages. I write, commit photography, and am learning the ins and out of drawing and illustration. I have long straddled that shady realm between the wholly physical and utterly imaginative, and I'm working towards taking up residence in the latter. I'm an expert in all forms of philosophocating, but find it is best done with open eyes, compassion, and humor; preferably with pleasant company, snacks, and an ample supply of delicious beverages. I have also been known to make the occasional pun.
    D. Paul Angel

    That’s gourdeous!

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