Pumpkin Pedigree

The word Pumpkin dates back to the 17th century. It comes from the Old French, "pompion," in its turn derived from the Greek word for melon, "pepon," meaning "cooked by the sun," or ripe.

Pepon Pumpkin is just about complete. He will get his day in the sun very shortly.

9 comments:

Suffering Silently said...

That looks great!

Leah H. said...

"Pepon Pumpkin", is very cute! I went to BN yesterday and picked up a copy of, Artful Blogging. I enjoyed reading your artical and loved the photos too! Congratulations!

Leah

Jackie said...

Pepon is adorable...cant wait to see more :) Jackie

Designs by CK said...

TOO CUTE & popping in to say hello! :)

Chris

Mermaid Queen said...

Love Pepon's happy little grin. ~Martha

A Fanciful Twist said...

Your creations tickle me to the core!! LOVe them!!

Diane MacNaughtan said...

melissa,
Pepon is so fun! Your creations always make me smile.

~Diane

BeFRuiTFuL said...

Oh a little history with your new guy. Awesome indeed.

JoEllen

Sharon at American Harvest said...

Hi Melissa,
Tres Bien! It is fun to read the French and Greek origins of our pumpkins! It was so nice to meet you yesterday at AH. I am sure that you had a great time in Pleasanton with all of the festivities.
Sharon