Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Boo-tiful Six Word Saturday - 1 November 2014


THE ART OF TRICK OR TREATING

IS STILL ALIVE
WHERE I LIVE



Bee-ware, Happy-Fairy-Witch may arrive at your door!


I'm delighted that our schools are keeping the spirit of playfulness connected to Halloween with grinning, happy witches, and glowing bumble bees!  Even if we call them Harvest Parties, what fun the children have creating colored paper Jack-o-lanterns and hanging dancing pumpkins on skillfully (kid) designed fence posts.


What pleases me the most, is how so many families in neighborhoods everywhere, are joining forces to celebrate all that's spectacular and not just spooktacular about Halloween.  The very delightful essence of sharing an old tradition with new generations, is an inspiration to every youngster, of all ages.



Yes, parents are building bonfires in the middle of cul-de-sacs or hooking snowmobile trailers loaded with hay bales to four-wheelers or tractors to pull around the neighborhood to carry Witches and Goblins, or the latest and oldest of super hero or favorite Disney character.  I stopped counting how many Mickey and Minnie mouses I saw last night!


Look closely, this group had six friendly dogs to lick your face and say, hang around for a bit!

These days it's more about sharing in the festivities with your little goblin than just knocking on the door for candy!  Some folks handed out other kinds of treats.  Many opened up their garages, offering chairs and tasty treats to eat or drink with blazing bonfires right in their own driveways!



Long live this tradition I say with the powerful magic of happiness and precious moments of sharing laughs and giggles, with perhaps an occasional BOO!


Meet your neighbors, some are not so chatty-



A few might be a tad bit SpOoKy! 




But everything looks a bit spooky in the dark.  Just search for the happy signs- like so many glowing, heart-shapes, or kitty-cats carved in pumpkins!


"But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner!"  Evan Peters


"If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes everyday of the year not just on Halloween." - Douglas Coupland


You know it was a successful Trick or Treating when after you're all finished for this year,
 you look at your watch and say really, it's that late! 

22 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhhhh

that top photo is so adorable

(We didn't have a single door ring)

Karen S. said...

Mac- was your house decorated, a pumpkin carved or not works, and you must have the outdoor lights on! Of course, where I live, we haven't had goblins since my children were trick or treating. We're on too busy of a street and the children have all grown up around here. Pretty much adults and horses, with a few cows makes up our little burg these days. I have to join in with my children and their children in the newly created "neighborhoods" just about seven miles away!

The Silver Fox said...

That's a great costume in that first shot!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very cute Happy Fairy Witch!

Good on you for keeping it going, Karen. I LOVED Halloween as a child.
~

TexWisGirl said...

so cute! glad you had a good sense of community, there!

Jeanie said...

What wonderful little goblins! We had more than I expected, given the rain and sleet they trudged through. I'd say those kids have good parents!

retired not tired said...

Your Halloween looks like a lot of fun!

Vandana Sharma said...

Festivals are a nice way of mingling with people and neighbours around. Recently in India too we celebrated " deepawali" festival of lights and it was fun.

Elaine - I used to be indecisive said...

I love this idea of celebrating Hallowe'en, and there not being too much of the scary stuff. Your little fairy-witch in the top photo is fabulous!

DeniseinVA said...

Great post Karen, your neighborhood sure gets into the swing of things and AA sweet little goblin you have there :)

Tonya Jastad said...

What an adorable Happy-Fairy-Witch!

Gail said...

Adorable!!!

Glad the neighbor hood is continuing tradition.

Jim said...

Lots of fun, Karen, wasn't it nice to have Halloween on Friday night this year!! We didn't have a knock or doorbell [light was off but all the kids were up by the Golf Practice Facility for a Trunk-(or pickup bed)-or-Treat party].

The costume is neat, I am glad she wanted to be a witch. Lots better than a comic book or movie character. Could be an Oz witch?
..

Gillena Cox said...

nice photos, that pumpkin makes me think 'soup'

have a nice Saturday

much love...

Lisa Shafer said...

That's a great fairy witch costume!

sage said...

With no trick-or-treaters, we now must figure out what to do with all the candy before I indulge.

Romi C said...

Your community seems to have enjoyed the festival. Thank you for sharing your interesting photos.

RA Berks said...

Looks like a great time was had! Thanks for sharing!

Alan Burnett said...

We didn't get one single trick or treater this year - what is happening with the world?

JJ said...

Karen: You were right. This post is a must see. This is the way it should be. Family time. Perfect. Happy Halloween!

Debbie said...

awwwww so cute!! who doesn't love a holiday that's all about dressing up, fun and chocolate!!!

Amy Burzese said...

I love Halloween too. Especially the spooky. I need that creature coming out of the window.