Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Lanterns made of pumpkins
Sigh.... what a great time of year! Just this past week or so the temperatures have dropped a bit. The trees took this as a cue to get undressed and now their leafy clothes litter the streets. It finally feels and looks like fall, just in time for the most deliciously pagan celebration of the year. My neighbourhood is full of good sports who have decked the halls (or porches rather) with fat pumpkins, floating ghosts and giant furry spiders. Much to my chagrin, we never seem to get any trick-or-treaters at our door (we live in a small apartment building, just five units, but still there are a few kids here! I think their parents take them to more lucrative candy-hunting grounds) so we end up up eating the small candy bowl we get "just in case" and watching halloweeny movies instead. Nightmare before Christmas is a favorite of mine. A happy all hallows eve to all, and to all a spooky night!
*Photos: "All Hallows Barn Dance" - Joseph Holodook; little jack o' lantern photo by Lawrence Larry from Getty; Halloween Greetings from Black Dog's vintage Halloween postcards.