On Halloween, as I accompanied the trick-or-treating kids of some friends, I couldn’t help noticing the beauty of autumn. The vivid colors of the leaves, late afternoon clouds, and vivacious shrubs seemed more sharply delineated.
The 60-degree Fahrenheit/15-degree Celsius temperature lured many outside to huddle near firepits, with bowls of candy on tables for trick-or-treaters. It was a lovely day to be outside, watching groups of eager children running from house to house. A change from years past when snow or cold rain made the experience less than fun.
I didn’t solicit candy, though I was given some regardless. Yet I received much more: the evidence of autumn beauty.
Though the temperature downshifted later in the evening, a lovely fog rolled in.
A perfect ending to the day.
How was your day?
P.S. Here are two photos of pumpkins carved two days before Halloween. Exhibit A (left) was carved by my niece and I. Exhibit B was carved by my nephew, the subject of Exhibit A.
Fall photos by L. Marie. Photo of the fog by Ben Pyykkonen.