Halloween and this time of year grabs at my heart strings, revealing magic that hides under the guise of more cheerful months. I find Nature illustrates this magic better than any plastic lawn Frankenstein so in that spirit, let's take a tour around the green and orange things at this time of year to see if we can catch a glimpse of magic.
On top of Mt. Tabor in my neighborhood stands a mighty big leaf maple tree, the one I call "the highest point in Portland". Whether or not that's the case, it is a mysterious tree with double trunks. Or maybe it's two lovers standing together to guard the lands below.
Here they are together.
Mt. Tabor often has gifts left by fairies.
Halloween at Portland Nursery.
In the neighborhood.
At Portland Nursery.
OK, this is not in Portland - rather in Mexico City, or DF, at the Frida Kahlo Casa Azul house. A shrine to her and Diego.
How's that for a color combination? Wow, electric!
What Portland Halloween is complete without a trip to Sauvie Island? It's a must-do, plus that's where Cistus Nursery lives. Two for one!
At Casa Azul in Mexico City.
Hobbes celebrates Halloween by eating pumpkins.
Well, it's orange, anyhow.
Such perfect pumpkins! Leave it to Portland Nursery.
At Cistus last week.
Our not so perfect pumpkins, but full of character. I love the face my husband carved on this guy. So cheerful, like him!
Thus ends our tour of orange and green (and sometimes scary) things. I hope you all have some magic in your day, green, orange or otherwise. Happy Halloween, Samhain, Autumn, everybody! May the Great Pumpkin choose your pumpkin patch this year! Boo!