Saturday, October 31, 2015

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays in the US. I like its quirkiness, the creativity and fun. Decorating the house has been something I always looked forward to it.

This year, however, has been different. The Halloween spirit never reached me - I was just too busy - with preparing and teaching my German class, with taking and editing high school senior pictures. I love doing both, but Halloween had to pay the price. My Halloween decoration this year came down to this:

I apologize to the birds for misusing their birdbath... good thing that there are more than just this one in my garden.

However, while walking around my neighborhood I noticed that there were more Halloween decorations than last year, and that made me really happy. The masked pumpkins were here last year, but they have multiplied this October.

They also got some spooky visitors.

The Geek and I love to take a walk after dinner, and we met quite some glowing creatures on our street.

Even though I haven't been in a real Halloween mood I enjoyed all these creatures very much. This one is my favorite - the bat dog!

Kaefer, however, got in the spirit and dressed up. I really really really love it. She made the dress herself - last year, for the Homecoming dance. A great re-use of a lovely dress! I "colored" her hair with a black hairspray so that her hair became darker. She even wore nylons - and it's hot here! Can you see who she is? (Who would wear nylons in 85° weather?)

(Hint: it's a lady from a very popular British TV series...)


Elephant's Child said...

We don't do Halloween over here so I loved walking with you.
The Bat Dog is wonderful, but the spider and its web are my favourites. V clever, and for many, equally creepy.
Kaefer looks gorgeous. I don't do television so am guessing a character from Dowton Abbey.

Cheri said...

Great walk in your neighborhood! And Kaefer is beautiful, although no idea what character she is playing. I had no Halloween spirit. Jay and I escaped to dinner and a movie just to avoid it!

Pamela Gordon said...

Lots of fun Halloween decorations in your neighbourhood. The 'bat dog' is so cute! Kaefer looks so pretty in her costume and her dress is really lovely. Have a great week! Hard to believe it's November already.

Darla said...

Enjoyed the neighborhood Halloween walk with you. We didn't decorate other than a pumpkin and a pot of mums. Our neighborhood is very quiet on Halloween, not many kids around.

Your daughter looks lovely, I'm guessing she is one of the characters from Downton Abby but I'm not familiar enough with the show to say which one in particular

Maria Ontiveros said...

She looks fantastic!
I was also not in the mood for Halloween this year either, although I usually love it.

GreenComotion said...

Very nice photos, Carola - especially the Tarantula!
Have a Great Weekend!
Peace :)