Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Demon Stole My Pumpkin! - Photo Essay

Last week I traveled to the Dallas Arboretum for their autumn show. "It's a fairy tale world" is the theme for this year. Along with the pumpkin patch where you can purchase your pumpkins and gourds, you can also travel through Cinderella's pumpkin village. All the houses are constructed out of pumpkins. And you can get photograph in Cinderella's carriage. It was fun watching the little monsters roaming around and being tortured in the pumpkin patch by parental paparazzi. *grins*

I also learned about the origins of Cinderlla's glass slipper and the carriage. This quote is from the page, Cinderella History:

"Charles Perrault...wrote the version in 1697 and introduced the fairy godmother. This story also included the pumpkin carriage, the animal servants, and the glass slippers. Perrault was told this story by storytellers and added these extra things for effect. Some people think that he confused "vair" (French for fur) with "verre" (French for glass) which would explain how the slipper came to be made of glass!"

You can read about the origin of other fairy tales here:


Here are the rest of my pics. Hopefully, you can scare up a good story from the depths of your soul -- preferably Halloween related, but if not, maybe, you can twist a fairy tale or two into a new concoction.

Cinderella's glass slipper.

The true origin of Cinderella's fairy godmother.


Shah Wharton said...

Hey Nora - How fascinating. I learn a heap on my visits here. I bet you're really in the mood for Halloween after that, on top of the graves and theme park. You go to fab places. :)

The storyteller linky is up after a morning of problems - Grr! You have till Tuesday to link up your response to the prompt if you wish to participate. But remember a new prompt will be up on the weekend post. http://wordsinsync.blogspot.com/2011/10/storyteller-linky-launch-maypole.html

Shah. X

Unknown said...

Shah, I try to keep myself entertained. I figure if I don't find something interesting, my readers won't either.

I am going to try to come up with something for the story hop this week. We'll see what comes out of my mind...

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. :)

Ann Jones said...

Love the photos, fall is my favorite time of the year! I have a BA in English also, but in English lit, not creative writing :) Great blog! Thanks for the follow, following you back. Look forward to your future posts!

Huntress said...

Pumpkins, apples, gourds, indian corn. Fall has the best colors doesn't it? LOL

Unknown said...

Fall's my favorite season. And as an artist and photographer too, I love all the textures to photograph in the fall and paint.

Red Boot Pearl said...

I love the colors, what fun pictures :)

Unknown said...

Me too, Red Boot. Makes me want to curl up under a blanket with a movie and a cup of cider. I just bought a cider candle yesterday. My bedroom smells yuuummmy.

Erin O'Riordan said...

That pumpkin house is awesome! I just spent the day at an "Enchanted Forest" with my two nieces, but it wasn't as whimsical as this. (It did have a pretty good jazz band, though.)

Amberr Meadows said...

I love all of these great pumpkin pics! Following now!

I’m here visiting from Jeremy Bates' blog hop, and I love your blog!

My favorite scary book is IT (scared the crap out of me as a kid), movie that horrified me most was Rob Zombie’s remake of Halloween, and I did not dress up this year, because I suck. One of my favorite costumes in the past was "Dead Baby Roller Blades."

Happy Halloween!