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New York Daily Photo: Jack Be Little
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Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Jack Be Little

'Tis that time of year. Halloween, apple pickin', school's started, sun sets early, days are getting shorter, crisp air, holiday's are coming and everyone is moving a little more quickly. There are more things to do, less time to do them and it's getting a little too chilly to relax a la summer anyway. Tonight is the the annual Village Halloween Parade - one of the biggest parades in the country with 1 million attending. I will be photographing the event and putting up the images on this site for the next couple of days. And don't forget to change your clocks this weekend - set them back one hour Sunday morning (November 4th this year) at 2 AM ...

Regarding the photo (taken in Union Square): I learned today that the small squash-like fruit in the photo is not a gourd (as I had thought) but a miniature pumpkin - a variety known as Jack Be Little. They can be used for decoration or eating. They are perfect for stuffing and I understand quite delicious. The skin is edible if boiled for 5 minutes before baking.

Postings related to Union Square: Heirloom Tomatoes, Union Square Greenmarket, Republic, Vintage Mural, One-Man Band, Luna Park Cafe, Gentleman Peeler, Flora, Zeckendorf, Reverend Billy, W Hotel, Towers, Metronome, Union Square.


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