As Having No Practical Purpose
Halloween is a costly holiday to homeowners and myth aside, what practical reason is there for it?
My pets were petrified of it. My Akita wanted to protect the household from the ghouls and goblins. He was big, strong and scary himself. I had to keep him locked up to help keep my Samoyed from having a heart attack.
But the neighborhood does put out the welcome mat on Halloween. Here is a taste of the decorations.
Some of the best decorations in the city are on my street.
And the 50 mph wind has taken its toll, but the decorations are still holding strong. I do not know what is holding the big blowup pumpkin, below, but it has not moved at all.
Halloween straddles the timeline between fall and winter and is a celebration of superstition. The dead come back to the earth to haunt the living. It is a freaky holiday for kids and adults alike. Skulls and skeletons, zombies and ghosts. Eerie. In popularity, it is second only to Christmas.
Red geraniums and the skull make a nice pair of opposites. Blowup pumpkin is big.
Scary little ghosts.
This eerie skeleton greets the little trick or treaters. I bet they are scared. Howling ghouls and black cats are all over this house.
Black as Night Squawking and Screeching
Ravens and Crows.
Press to hear the freaky crows and ravens. I had this, along with mice screeching last year for my visiting trick or treaters. It was such a big hit as I had wireless speakers outside in the bushes and the kids had no idea where it was coming from. It was on a twenty-minute loop with bird and animals sounds. I will show some of last year’s decorations maybe tomorrow. I had painted pumpkins with ravens and mice galore.
Pull up a chair and have a listen. Click the little arrow.