Oops, did I say Halloween before? I meant Summerween! 😉
And let me just say that it’s nice to finally have something to celebrate with the year we’ve all been having!
For those who and not familiar, Summerween is the best holiday of the year… right after Halloween! 😛
And it’s basically the summer equivalent of Halloween with the notable exception that since pumpkins aren’t ripe yet people carve Jack O’Melons instead!
Google it, Jack O’Melons are totally a thing! 😛
Which is just happens to be the subject of one of today’s wallpapers! 🙂
The Summerween Wallpapers
Here’s a picture I took last night of the front of our house with our Jack O’Melon next to the gate.
Xavier decided he didn’t want this one to have teeth but insisted that the ones in the backyard all needed to have teeth! I guess he didn’t want to risk it biting any of the trick or treaters. 😛
And since some of you fine art critics like your expensive graphic novel artwork in black and white…
Bonus Summerween Wallpapers
Summerween only comes but once a year so this is truly a special occasion and warrant’s a little extra effort from me so I’ve painted another set of wallpapers for you.
It depicts hands holding a stylized dodecahedron and it will make sense by the end of the post.
International polling determined that the first version is preferred by 7 out of 10 viewers with the remaining 30% preferring the second version.
Which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments!
The Tricksters Hands
So after I took that photo of our Jack O’Melon out front, I went around back to get the trashcans and put them out before it got any later since I knew I would get too tired to take them out. 😛
I left the cans and started walking toward my front door when the transformer on the pole down the street blew and arced sending sparks to the ground and one by one a procession of streetlights went out.
The flame in the Jack O’Melon flickered from the cool evening breeze and it was the only remaining light on the entire block.
The hairs on the back of my neck stood up!
Suddenly, a pair of hands just appeared out of nowhere directly in front of me and when I say “just appeared”, I mean they just seemed to materialize out of thin air! They weren’t connected to a body as far as I could tell, but it was really dark and I wasn’t about to reach out and touch nobody!
The hands seemed to be a conglomeration of old melted candies of all colors and types.
These must be the hands of the The Summerween Trickster, I thought! An ancient being of pure fused sugar. The spirit of Summerween and punisher of all children who lack a “spirit of respect” for the hallowed holiday!
Had I not shown enough enthusiasm when carving the melons, I wondered?
An otherworldly voice spoke as though the wind was whispering words directly in my ears…
“You show the true spirit of Summerween. Take this enchanted confectionery and use it’s power to spread the spirit and cheer of Summerween!”
The Tricksters sticky decaying and hands were holding what looked like a dodecahedron with a glowing lump of ancient green jaggery in the center.
I reluctantly took it and at that moment, firecrackers started popping down the street and I looked away.
When I looked back the hands had vanished and mysteriously all the streetlights were lit up once again and there was no sign that the transformer had ever blown.
I went inside and decided to powder the jaggery, I added it to a cup of coffee, then drank the potion.
The jaggery bestowed upon me the power to control the Jack O’Melon army and the title of The Duchess of Summerween!
In honor of my new status I declare this entire week, a week of Summerween jubilee and may a commensurate number of cavities be formed before the week is out!
Happy Summerween everyone and be safe while trick or treating this week!
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Once again, Happy Summerween and Much Love,