Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere, and hay bundles and little scarecrows! In the soft darkness of “Beggar’s Night” little candles glow inside Jack O’Lanterns held by little hands. The tiny princesses and ghouls and cartoon characters and vampires and stuffed fluffy animals and witches and pirates move noisily from one brightly lit house to another, filling little colorful buckets with more candy than anybody, especially someone that little, should really eat. Group by group giggles and grins watching a fire here, an open door there, a group of neighbors enjoying an ad-hoc picnic on the front lawn, faces smiling and mouths chattering.
The pumpkin really belongs on the front porch, but the trip to the pumpkin patch yielded some other interesting fruits of the earth (see left), so I figured I’d keep them together for now.
Trick or Treat!