7 Weeks Until Halloween … Too Early to Buy the Pumpkin, Maine?
Here is what greeted me outside Shaw’s in Bangor yesterday. And I have no skin in the game. Rarely do I buy a pumpkin.
But isn't it a little early?
I get "pumpkin spice" racing to get the product in your mind and in front of you, but if you buy a pumpkin today, you need a calendar for the countdown-to-Halloween clock.
Seven weeks til Halloween.
And this is certainly in no way the only place you can buy your pumpkin. Grocery stores, gardening centers, and farms certainly have pumpkins for sale already.
Nor is this a shot at Shaw’s. It’s just where I stopped in and the exterior has this beautiful display.
Just made me think: If you bought a pumpkin now would it still be around for Halloween? A deer, squirrel, or some kind of animal would mess with it before then was my thought.
But some do decorate their exteriors for Halloween, and that look certainly has appeal.
We are not that far from ‘actual’ fall.
Corn mazes, and pumpkin patches, are all right around the corner. Or actually, already here.
So drink your pumpkin spice and wish for the fall foliage and the cooler temperatures and all things autumn. Go ahead, wear your pumpkin-scented cologne. It’s all good.
All this means I guess is that time flies and we can’t slow it down, speed it up, or do anything but go along for the ride.
And also that we can’t control when businesses are going to lead the way into ‘what’s next on the agenda.' Their agenda
Last question though: When is it okay to hang this outside the front door?