I decided to make a Spring themed jack-o-lantern since I am in New Zealand where it is not at all autumnal. The pumpkins at the store weren't very big and not particularly orange, so I used a butternut squash, it had the height I wanted for my design and it was vaguely orange.
To me daffodils are very symbolic of Spring, and I selected the Cancer Society daffodil logo for its stylised design.
I've never carved a pumpkin (or any other kind of vegetable) before so I kind of just made it up as I went along. I think I need more practice as I managed to make a few unwanted slices, but I'm pleased with the overall result. The whole thing only took about an hour. And I'm very pleased that I managed not to burn myself while lighting it, despite the narrow opening.
In the dark
And I didn't want to waste the lovely insides so I made Pheather's butternut squash soup. Yum