|Pumpkins seem to be quintessential symbol of Halloween.|
These were photographed at Sebastopol's
own Hale's Apple Farm where there were about 8 different
kinds of pumpkins. These are the French version called Cinderella pumpkins.
Halloween, October 31, is the secular holiday when children and adults alike dress up their favorite costumes. Growing up we use to go door to door in our little town knocking on doors and shouting "trick or treats." The older teenagers moved outhouses to school yards and other locations about town. Today however with lethal threats placed in "treats," parents are not so eager to have their children out and about on Halloween. Although in Sebastopol children with their parents gravitate for the traditional "treat or treat" Halloween outing to Florence Avenue, which year round is adorned with Amiot's delightfully fun "junk art" sculptures.
Happy, happy birthday
We’re in love with you.
May happiness be yours
throughout the coming year
And all the best to you.
So keep smilin’ every day
And may your troubles go away
And may you never ever be blue
So happy birthday
Happy, happy birthday to you
|The blue flour corn recently harvested to dry for later shelling and grinding.|
|And Sweet Meat squash ready to be plucked from the vines.|
|Sweet Meat squash ready to be stored for Winter consumption.|