U is for undecided. I carved two Barack-o-lanterns, but I'm unsure about this one. The design is etched onto the pumpkin rather than cut through. It looks well by day, but I'm wondering what it will look like at night. I'll update this post, with more pix, after dark.
While we wait for nightfall, here's a delightful morsel: Francis Fukuyama, who served in the U.S. State Department under Presidents Reagan and Bush (41), endorsed Barack Obama in American Conservative magazine, saying, "we need to rethink a lot of the Reaganite verities of the past generation regarding taxes and regulation." ::silence, then glee:: For gentle readers unfamiliar with Fukuyama, suffice to say this is akin to the end of history! Put another way, be on the lookout for flying pigs (with or without lipstick).
To be continued after MY SnB....
Update: The etched pumpkin had a wonderful subtle glow when illuminated from within – I liked it, but it seemed a bit ::cough:: nuanced for Hallowe'en, not to mention my poor digicam was completely flummoxed by the understated elegance.
So I cut out the design and set the other pumpkin beside it. That's better – this year, I'm going with the brighter pair!
Have a happy and safe Hallowe'en!