Very impressive, Pam! The feeling is: "Ahhh, I'm scared! But...those trees are so pretty!" It's just perfect the way the two images blend together. Hard to tell which side of the window we are on.
Ryan the pagan in me is pouting....they are SCARY trees! ;)~ Sunset is arriving, the leaves have fallen....he knows his time of year has finally come. :O
Pam (whose glad you did notice we do have TREES here ;)
But Pam, the sky is such a wonderful violet color! The last touch of sunset on a brisk Autumn evening. Lots of furry woodland creatures bedding down for the night. :-)
Calling them TREES may be going a little far, don't you think? I agree, there are more than bushes, but the branches are hardly above the ground. A ten-year-old could climb them. I think just "trees" is fine. ;-)
re the picking on our gorgeous majestic trees :b
Ryan I can tell yer not in the mood yet. :(
Thank you John!!! :D
p.s. please keep ALL the snow in Alberta until after All Hallow's Eve. Oh yes please keep the freezing temperatures too!!!
I hate it when my pumpkins freeze to the steps (they don't look good with the Christmas decor ;)
Sorry, Pam, I am spoiling your Halloween mood! (8O~
Is this current? Have your leaves really already all fallen? Here they are still green, and only a few (not whole trees) have changed to yellow. After our summer, the trees are ready now to grow some more, and I think we might still have all the leaves by the time Halloween rolls by.
Ryan it was taken earlier this evening. We had killing frost over two weeks ago and I noticed yesterday all leaves are down except those on the tough lilacs and the fruit trees.
Some areas in the southwest corner haven't had frost yet but here even fall is over.
It would be wonderful to have an extended fall like you have. Our Thanksgiving was just this past weekend so, from that, you can tell our season ends much quicker then yours.
BTW my pagan self can't be put off that easily. ;)
It's kind of a funny thought, the dejected pagan. :-)
Pam, I was in DC visiting a colleague from England around Christmastime a couple years ago, and he was telling me the differences between the holiday here and across the pond as well. Because they don't have a real equivalent of our Thanksgiving, Christmas becomes their big family get together and meal day; here Christmas is usually a much smaller gathering since everyone just saw each other. It's interesting that your Thanksgiving is so much earlier. Do you know, does it derive from the first colonial traditions as well?
I must admit growing up we were exposed to how the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Our teachers made a point however of pointing out what was Canadian and what was influenced by the U.S.
I've cut and pasted the below from Wikipedia since I'm sure I'd make an error in relating our history :
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been futilely attempting to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did, however, establish a settlement in Canada. In the year 1578, Frobisher held a formal ceremony in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This event is widely considered to be the first Canadian Thanksgiving, and the first official Thanksgiving to occur in North America. More settlers arrived and continued the ceremonial tradition initiated by Frobisher, who was eventually knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him — Frobisher Bay. The innermost point of the inlet of Frobisher Bay is the location the Nunavut capital, formerly itself called Frobisher Bay and now called Iqaluit.
It should be noted that the 1578 ceremony was not the first Thanksgiving as defined by First Nations tradition. Long before the time of Martin Frobisher, it was traditional in many First Nations cultures to offer an official giving of thanks during autumnal gatherings. In Haudenosaunee culture, Thanksgiving is a prayer recited to honor "The Three Sisters" (i.e., beans, corn, and squash) during the fall harvest.
Normally here on the prairies we just look at it as "Thank you God we got the harvest in before a damaging frost."
LOLOLOLOL I was hoping you'd notice them! :D I just had to acknowledge those that brought one of my favourite holidays here (yes holiday....my bosses automatically book this pagan off).
Creepy, but beautiful picture, Pam! I like it! Greetings, Anne
:D .... see Ryan Anne called it "Creepy"! :D
Thanks Anne :D BTW do they celebrate Hallowe'en in Germany?
Thanks Gerry!:D Lately we've had one from the Isle of Barra playing so I'm looking forward to hearing the Irish tonight. :)
Yes virus 90, nice ideea, but I think is not water, is glass. The mask is inside (house), isn't it?
Nice photo, Lilypon. Greetings from Romania !
Christake is correct Virus (re he is inside our porch and his image was taken on the other side of the window).
Sorry re really creepy......I have to tell you our decorations used to be more on the cute side but we found the children (and parents) of the neighborhood enjoyed the scarier ones(the little ones are at first nervous but when they discover they can make it up to the front door they are pretty proud of themselves for overcoming their fears).
Now the children, that we originally frightened, are bringing their children so the cycle begins again. :)~
that is a fantastic photo Pam,quite creepy,even more so with the addition of the tree branches in the background...someone is ready to scare on halloween ;o)
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