Halloween animation... really neat..Climate MAsh
OOoooOOOoOoOOoooo!Happy Halloween, FG & friends :)
Oh that looks peaceful. Whew. As I live in the village, I get over a hundred children ( they all come in from the boonies) - tonight lots and lots of toddling dragons and fairies and princesses, followed by a few SWAT team boys with pillowcases, NO ninjas this year, packs of oh boy we can wear makeup tonight preteen and teen girls, and one American tourist , with a bad hat and a bilingual dictionary, and best, six babies in costume! Through it all I watched Harry Potter. Perfect.
FarmGirl, you have a really talented eye for photography. I love your photos!
Goosebumps.Hoo.So -- We're in the new home, a friendly, flat-terrained townhouse complex, with ample front-porch lights (unlike our previous home with unlighted steep hill approach, where no kids ever ventured). And we got ZERO trick-or-treaters this year!OK: Starbursts for me!
Kat that sounds like fun! Halloween is dawning upon us slowly, for the moment Holland is only decorating not trick or treating but we do have St Maarten in some parts of the country (11th nov.) where kids carry lanterns and sing and get candy in return. In other parts (big country you know :P) we celebrate Driekoningen (6th Jan) and kids dress up like the three wise men, sing and get candy. Quite confusing when you grow up in one part, move to another and find yourself with a bowl of candy and no kids to give it to in November and unknowingly open the door in January and are confronted by a group of kids all dressed up and singing.....
Hi Baking SodaSo what exactly is St. Maarten? I love to hear about other customs...I do know about Black Peter around Christmas, who used to scare the daylights out of me!
The legend of Saint Maarten is about sharing. He was a roman officer and one night saw a beggar, all wet and cold. He took his sword and slashed his robe in two parts. One for him to keep and the other for the beggar to keep him warm.This is a fun subject for a post, I will further explain on my blog...soon! In the older days there were carved beets involved, see the link with pumpkins?Sorry FG to take so much space...
Perfect Halloween photo. I love this holiday.
Happy Halloween! This custom is becoming more and more popular here in Japan, too. This photo is perfect!
Hi Thomas,Okay, thanks.Hi Jeff,Hope you didn't let Max and Spike and Miss Kitty eat too much candy corn. : )Hi Kat,Whew is right. My goodness, that's a lot of trick-or-treaters at your door. I bet it was lots of fun seeing all the costumes, though. And Harry Potter, too? Definitely perfect. : )Hi Alisha,: )Hi Karen,Thank you very, very much! : )Hi Cookiecrumb,Number One Rule regarding Halloween candy: only buy what you like. : )Hi Baking Soda,No need to apologize for taking up space. I loved reading about your holidays--and even more, I loved imagining you unknowingly opening the door in January and finding yourself confronted by a group of kids all dressed up and singing. Two days after reading that for the first time, the image still makes me smile. I love your sense of humor. Hi Amy,Thanks. Last I heard, Halloween ranked second only to Christmas for decorating and (I think) celebrating. Boo!Hi Obachan,Thank you! Always nice to hear from you. Sounds like Halloween is taking over the world. : )
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