Thursday, October 30, 2008

a milestone of sorts...

I just realized that this is my 100th post. (Cue the balloons and confetti, please.) Seems like I should be doing or writing something special to commemorate it, but to tell you the truth, it kind of snuck up on me. So I thought maybe some interesting Halloween pictures would be good.

This house is on our regular dog-walking route, and gets into Halloween in a big way. Of course the spooky gothic architecture naturally lends itself to this holiday more than the average ranch style house does.

Last night, Dave and I went to a pottery sale at Lonesomeville, a creative and magical place that never ceases to inspire me. Their house, a hundred year old victorian farmhouse and studio is nestled on an acre of gardens smack dab in the middle of SE Portland. There were probably a hundred jack-o-lanterns lit up in the yard and on the porch.

And there were towering effigies made of sticks and twigs topped with pumpkin heads looming over the garden beds. It was all so cool, I wanted to run right home and build a few myself.

Since it's now the day before Halloween, I don't think I'll get to it this year. I haven't even carved my poor little pumpkin yet. Now that Caitie's moved 1,000 miles away, I don't have anyone to help me decorate. (Holiday decorating really isn't Dave's or Matt's thing)

At least I managed to get a few decorations Lamont Cranston, (aka The Shadow) a silhouette I cut out for the living room window. I'm all stocked up on candy, and maybe I'll scatter a severed leg or two around the yard before tomorrow night. So if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go carve that pumpkin now. Bwahahahahah!


Avanti Avanti said...

Fabulous pictures Petunia - Halloween the way it should be. I hope you have lots of trick or treaters, Joe and I only see a few and when he came home tonight - elated with his best golf score at our course - 72 - he looked at the candy bowl and felt it just wasn't enough candy. (Last year I has so much left over, I felt I should go light this year) But the reason he felt that way is because he usually eats it! So tomorrow, we will go to town early and get more. Oh Halloween, how I love it. So many great memories.
Hugs, michele

g said...

Wow!! great decoration pictures. Such wonderful old houses. And I love your scarey silhouette man. Creepy!!!

Congrats on the 100th post, that's a great milestone.

do you get many trick or treaters? We don't get any here, it's too dark and too rural. So it'll just be me and my husband scaring each other in the dark!

Sparx said...

Wow, those are great! I love your shadow, might nick that one next year!