We're heading for Halloween this week oooooh. Here are my Five to put you in a spooooky frame of mind. Thanks Amy for linking us all together, I'm sure there will be a lot of other strange goings on, do have a look.
We grew up making lanterns out of turnips/swedes but nowdays pumpkins seem to be the lantern du jour. They flood in to make a big display at this time of the year. I found a few around Mortimer when I went to visit their scarecrow trail this week.
|Scary snail lantern!|
|These two were trying to out do each other.|
|Waiting their turn in the shop.|
Part of the orange-i-ness of Halloween comes from the trees, look at this lovely road.
Mind you, you never know what may be hiding in the trees.
|Eek watch out!|
Three Scary Scarecrows
Dotted all around Mortimer in Berkshire this week are 40 extremely well made scarecrows, this year based on a Disney theme. Here are three of the spookiest but I'll put some more on the blog tomorrow so you can admire the villagers' handiwork.
Four Creepy Spiders and Bats
The garden has its fair share of spiders webs at the moment, works of great artistry. We've also got some bats that swoop and glide around the rooftops in the half light. They are just too fast to photograph though.
|A BBC pipistrelle bat|
Five Trick or Treat
With Halloween Strictly Come Dancing on this Saturday, I am reminded of Claudia Winkleman's nightmare last year when her daughter's costume caught on fire while she was out Trick or Treating with her friends. She has worked with supermarkets to ensure that they follow the same rigorous testing of their dressing up clothes that they give to nightwear. Here's an article with more information. That's great news.
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Have a great time, see you soon.