We took in the LL Bean Camp Sunshine's Pumpkin Festival yesterday. My friend Moe, a master cutter, was again doing his thing. He told us that he's been cutting pumpkins every weekend in October this year. If you promise not to tell, I'll reveal a big secret. This is not a pumpkin. It's a squash. This one weighs about 1,000 pounds. Often his subjects are quite troll-like and give Elenka the creeps. This year's effort looks to me a lot like a lovable creature that has fallen out of Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. They said that the Fest this year had around 10,000 visitors walking the grounds, some in costume all seem to be enjoying the sunny afternoon and dark, mysterious night. Lots of money was raised for Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. One great cause! Thousands and thousands of jack-o-lanterns flickering along the pathways of Beans. And Halloween is still 5 days off. Boo!