What’s that in the privet hedge? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s…two giant pumpkins. They’re growing there, about five feet off the ground, in front of the Episcopal rectory in Sag Harbor. Priest Karen Campbell explains they are “volunteers” that sprang up (way up) from last year’s cast-off jack-o’lanterns. Campbell took over her post at the church earlier this year and has already seen a significant rise in Sunday attendance and activity, so some of the parishioners are unsurprised by these new additions to the flock.
But how long can this go on? It’s estimated that each pumpkin weighs more than 10 pounds.
Campbell says, “I see life bursting forth. I know that our God is a god of possibilities who from death and decay is always bringing resurrection.”
Okay, but when is it pie time?