There is a house here in Venice where they have decorated for the holiday is a big sort of way. Wow! Tim and I drove over one evening recently so that I could take photos. It is a..you have to see it to believe it...kind of thing. Hundreds of pumpkins. Not exaggerating for effect. There are literally hundreds of pumpkins. Some plastic, some ceramic, some of them the real deal.
Happy faces, crazy faces, scary faces, strange faces. Big jack-o-lanterns, medium jack-o-lanterns and small ones. Mostly in orange, but a few white ones, a few of various colours, (hard to tell in the dark). Singularly, they are seasonal, festive and kind of cute. But collectively, yeah it's quite the impact.
It's a big job! Carving, lighting and setting up all those pumpkins. I wonder how many hours it took?
And then there are the skeletons. Wow! That really sold it for me. What a whacky and wonderful sense of humour these people have! Dog skeletons, flamingo skeletons, people skeletons...driving by your brain really cannot absorb it all. Especially since they are posed as if they are all at a beach party!
Oh yes, skeletons in kiddie pools, skeletons lounging on beach chairs, skeletons wearing floatation devices (safety first). Skeletons enjoying a party beverage, skeletons laughing at good jokes, skeletons dancing wearing lampshades on their heads! It's a Party!
I bet they danced to the Monster Mash. (teehee!)
It was impressive. It was clever. It was humerous (pun intended). It was very Halloweenish. And I would never in a zillion years do it myself. But I am so glad that somebody did. It was pretty awesome.
You want to know what sort of Autumn or halloween decorations I put up this year? That would be none. Well there is a bowl of apples on the kitchen table with a very cute Halloween card beside it that my friend Jan sent me . Does that count?
We never know how many trick-or-treaters we are going to get here. Sometimes it's a lot. Sometimes hardly anyone. Honestly I was going to just turn off my outside light and pretend to not be home this year. I was. Isn't that horrible? But at the last minute, while grocery shopping yesterday, I caved and bought one bag of the teensy tiny mixed chocolate bars. When I run out, I'll turn out the light. That way I will have participated at least a little bit.
And if nobody comes, well I have this recipe for a candy bar cookie bar that's pretty darned good.
Have a wonderful, SAFE Halloween !!
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