It is that time of the year-time to decorate for the upcoming holiday seasons. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I usually go all out on decorating but I am not sure if I will this year. A few years ago I had one young trick or treater who came by the house. He must have been about 10-11 and he remarked, "Gosh it must have taken you forever to do all this!" I thought what a thoughtful boy he was to think in this way and explained it really didn't take me all that long because I usually put a little out at a time over a period of time. Works best for me. So far this year I only have one pumpkin from my garden on display. I was lucky to get that pumpkin too! I will add more slowly-lots of color. I am from the northeast where the winter season is a colorless season, so we yankees try to get all the color we can from lights and decorations to add color during the winter holidays.
Anyhow, Skeeter sent me a picture of her lovely decorations for fall and says all of her neighbors enjoy the display. I like it too as it is friendly-with the exception of the crows who look a bit sinister. Taking the time to decorate one's home for the holidays says a lot about who we are as people and how we feel about our community. I love all the decorations I see around town and appreciate everyone's creativity in crafting such unique and different displays. I think the Clarksville Real Estate Association should have a "Best Decorations for Halloween" Contest like they do for Christmas. By the way, a house nearly across the street from my home won the Best Christmas Decorations Contest last Christmas for the county. It was a beautiful display.
So get out there and decorate your home and garden and put to good use the bounty you have harvested from your garden (or other gardens) and take pride in your creativity for all to enjoy!
in the garden....