With out a doubt, I love October. It's the month of my oldest child's birthday, the sweltering heat finally melted away and we are enjoying crisp cool mornings. The craft and art festivals are now in full swing and let's not forget Halloween!
I left my house later than usual; it was after 5 and so dark the stars looked brighter and closer. This morning I have a white jacket and pants on. Yesterday when I left for my walk, it was 47 degrees and while I did wear a light jacket, I wore shorts. With the breeze, it was a might nippy for shorts.
While I am way past the age for Trick or Treating, I absolutely love the Halloween decorations. They look way cooler illuminated by a flashlight and make my walks a lot of fun. Each year there are fewer people who celebrate this freaky holiday, but those that do really go all out. I passed a couple of homemade grave yards complete with tomb stones, skeletons and black cats. One industrious family did a complete scene with zombies, witches and a Frankenstein. Loved It!
One street over we have a family that no matter what the holiday is, they completely fill their yard with every type of decoration. There isn't a square inch that is spared. Items are stuck willy nilly with no eye for presentation. They have stacking blow up lighted pumpkins, 2 black cats that move their heads, a huge blow up castle entrance, a 6 foot Frankenstein, Shreck, and more caca than you can shake a stick at. Walking past all you can hear are the blowers that keep all the creatures animated. Ah well, to each their own.
This year, my husband and I created a "haunted porch". We hung pumpkin lights all around the wrought iron railings, placed groups of skulls in the planters, made groupings of artificial light up pumpkins, hung up the wailing banshees, skeletons and bats. We mainly did it for our grandson, but both of us had a blast doing it. I can not wait to see all of the costumes and happy faces at our door on Wednesday. Now, if we can just stay out of the candy....