Our neighbor spent some hours last night assembling his Halloween display. Perhaps we might do something like this next year.
When I was at hospital recently having my medical checkup for residency the whole place was stuffed full of Halloween paraphernalia – including a whole wall of bats.
Many people have pumpkins on their porches and lots of these have been hollowed out and carved into faces. Cate put a whole pumpkin on our front porch and the squirrels dismembered it and scattered it all over the place.
Perhaps an American can tell my why everyone goes so bananas over Halloween – or has it just – like Christmas and other holidays – been taken over by people wanting to sell large amounts of gruesome schlock.
I have given the plants one last watering and made encouraging noises – indicating that I do care deeply about them and would like them to make a special effort while I am away.
I will of course attempt to blog while we are away. We shall see.