"The wind outside nested in each tree, prowled
the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats.
Tom Skelton shivered. Anyone could see that the
wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness
took on a special feel because it was All Hallows' Eve.
Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold
or orange velvet."
~Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree
When I was little I loved Halloween. It was exciting and fun and I got to dress up and there was oh so much candy! As I have grown up Halloween has become a little more spooky and sinister and since I am something of a 'fraidy cat (I haaaate horror movies, the dark, and various other sinister and scary things - give me a good fairytale with a happy ending and not a zombie in sight and I'm happy) it's not my favorite time of year anymore! My sister on the other hand LOVES it quite passionately and I can't help getting caught up in her enthusiasm. She plans her costume months in advance and since she is recently married her and her husband coordinated their costumes this year complete with wigs and full outfits. I didn't want to feel left out so in contrast to their black goth/emo costumes I donned a pink tutu and went to a Halloween dance with them this week as a ballerina! Anyway, I found myself in the "spirit" one evening and edited some appropriately spooky photos (not too spooky though :). I hope you enjoy them and have a happy Halloween!