Something wicked this way comes (in five weeks.)

We’ve found exterior Halloween decorations in three yards so far. I think this town will do nicely.

Late September, in the Neighborhood

This week’s puzzle: Can you spell out the word ‘ghosts’ with the first letter of things found in this collage?

  • G _ _ _ _ _ _ (OR) G _ _ _
  • H _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (OR) H _ _ _ _
  • O _ _ _ _ _ (OR, easier)  _ _ _ _ O _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  • S _ _ _  _ _ _ _
  • T _ _ _
  • S _ _ _ _ _ (OR) S _ _ _ _ _ _ _

I will accept valid words other than those I found.

Something wicked this way comes (in six weeks.)

The Halloween countdown continues, but first, the answer to last week’s puzzle:

As for this week? One of these things is not like the other …

NOTE: Feel free to use my collages for your own Halloween countdown. You can navigate to the the complete set by using the search-by-category tool on my main page. (Look under ‘Halloween’ then ‘Countdown’. I’d appreciate a link from the image to my main page, but it is not required.)



Something wicked this way comes (in seven weeks.)

I should have started this project a while ago, but the idea, and my approach to it, only crystallized for me last night. For a few weeks now, I’ve been taking more pictures than usual, in an effort to capture the arrival and unfolding of my favorite season. It’s been sort of a treasure hunt. I’ve been challenging myself to really notice what is going on around me. Some of the questions I’ve been trying to answer include:

  • When does summer transform in autumn?
  • How can I immerse myself in the seasonal changes going on around me?
  • When do the first signs and portents of Halloween appear?
  • What seasonal images and sensations especially appeal to me?

I decided it would be fun to turn the images I’m collecting into weekly collages. (I might increase their frequency in the last thirteen days before the 31st.)  These collages will serve as my countdown Halloween. Next year, I’ll try to start at least thirteen weeks before the 31st.

This week, I found all SIX of the following photographs at my local Target store:

The background of this collage is the sixth photograph. Can anyone figure out what it is? Here’s a clue: Creepy things come in threes.

WriMoProg ~ 0 + 24 = 24/42