Monday, October 31, 2011
Fear not, I come bearing only treats ~ some Halloweenie pictures and music to share with you! :-)
Here's a closeup of Willow's "costume." I tried to get photos of Tess and Josie in their Halloween bandanas, but they were being temperamental divas and wouldn't cooperate enough for a good photo, so Willow gets to be a solo act again...
I took this photo last year, but never got a chance to post it. I went back to this house on Saturday to get a fresh photo (and under cloud cover, which I thought would look better), but there wasn't a ghost to be found in this weeping birch's branches this year! So I'm glad I still had this pic...
This is our newest decoration, purchased on sale a few days ago with proceeds from a gift card from our realtor. :-) I'd had my eye on it all month, so was tickled to be able to get it. It looks scary-cute on our front sunporch...
BW and I went for our longest bike ride yet yesterday afternoon, and that's when I got these next three photos. I loved this elaborate "graveyard" and am dying (harhar) to see it at night, because I could tell that the graves, dead trees and cauldrons all light up and am wondering what clever special effects they may have as well...
Note the ghosts hanging from the shepherd's hook on the right,
and pasture of haybales providing a nice seasonal backdrop!
Though not Halloween-specific, I loved this lazy scarecrow. He looks like he's either related to Mr. Potato Head or is fresh from a bank robbery with the pantyhose still pulled over his face! :-)
You know I love gargoyles (this is at least the third one I've featured on this blog), and this dragon gargoyle, part of a mirror-image pair on the front stoop of a pretty Victorian around the corner from us, is one of my favorites!
We have no idea if we'll have any trick-or-treaters tonight, but we're ready with fun stickers and Panda licorice bars, and will have all our candles lit and, as is our Samhain tradition, All Souls Night by Loreena McKennitt (from her album The Visit) belting out from our speakers...
Have a safe and happy one!
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"