by Laura Crum
I hope you all have a fun, spooky (just spooky enough) day. And here are some photos I’ve taken to celebrate this season. They seem more evocative to me than words. Though I guess that's something an author should never say. Oops.
Our spooky graveyard—complete with steaming caldron (thanks to dry ice) and Mario.
Spider on my porch—real spider. Doesn’t he/she look quite Halloweenish?
The wild grape turning red.
My hillside in its autumn colors.
I always think my bantie chickens have very autumnal colors.
What sort of face should this pumpkin have?
California fuschia with pumpkin.
Sage named “Limelight”—don’t you love the chartreuse and electric blue together?
A few apples still on the Fuji tree—and they are really sweet!
An autumn rose--Lady Hillingdon tea rose.
Lots of rose hips on the big rambling roses.
Which remind me of this sweet poem by Cicely Mary Barker.
Jack-O-Lanterns freshly carved and frisky.
Jack-O-Lanterns the day after.
Autumn trail ride—this photo is from two years ago at about this time—we haven’t had a photographer with us on rides lately. My son is almost as tall as I am now, but the horses and the landscape look just the same.