The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
The best and the brightest students in the world attend MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Cambridge. It is a very prestigious college.
On Saturday, I attended the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser at MIT. Before I reached the Kresge Oval where the event was held I saw this sign. This may be Not Art but across the street there was art a plenty!
This year's event was the biggest ever. The students in the glass blowing class had created 2000+ pumpkins at the MIT Glass Labs. 5-7 students created each pumpkin.
The day could not have been more perfect as the afternoon was warm and dry. I viewed each of the small pumpkin patches. Pumpkins varied in size and color and in price. Most were under $200 and some were under $100. I did see one for $1000. These women told me they already had two pumpkins in the car and they came back for more!
What a one of a kind gift this would make. I really liked this one but it was over my budget.
And this one was going home with this young man. I heard his mom say she really liked it but it was a little expensive. He said, "Well, you do have a birthday coming up". What a sweet son!
We were told not to pick the pumpkins up by their stems because they could break but this one looked pretty sturdy.
This woman liked them all. I think she was having a hard time deciding. Some people were buying more than one. Early Christmas shopping perhaps?
I think this woman was making her final choice with a little help from her friends and family.