Last weekend, my husband and I got up very, very early. This early…..
and drove a couple of hours to STARworks in Star, NC. Star is supposed to be the center of North Carolina.
STARworks is a place where glassblowing is taught and practiced among other things. We had read about a special four hour event that takes place there once a year.
It is called The Glass Pumpkin Patch and it is one of their best fundraisers for their High School Glass Program.
People line up in anticipation of being able to purchase hand-blown glass pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.
When they cut the rope, those first in line hurry to find a special glass pumpkin (or two or three or ???).
Some were looking for a unique color
like amethyst or one that was iridescent.
Some hoped for a plain ol’ orange pumpkin but I must assure you that none of these were plain.
Even their stems varied from pumpkin to pumpkin – some loopy and some curly.
Who ever thought a blue pumpkin would have such allure?
When the rising sun was shining on them, it was difficult to decide which one we liked best.
We felt pretty lucky to be able to bring a couple home with us – including this pale teal colored one.
The morning after our adventure, my husband said I should go and have another look at our pumpkins because they made beautiful carriages, but he had no idea where we were going to keep the horses!