Friday, October 31, 2014

The end of summer

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Tonight was Halloween.

20141031_095036_resized as Smart Object-1I thought it would be interesting to consult Wikipedia on the history of the the celebration. The origins of Halloween have been linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain, which comes from the Old Irish for "Summer's end." It was celebrated in Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. It marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter (or the darker half of the year). It involved people going house-to-house in costume (or in disguise), usually reciting verses or songs in exchange for food.

This house was ready for trick-or-treaters, but I think I might be too afraid to approach it after dark.

"At first cock-crow the ghosts must go Back to their quiet graves below." 
~ Theodosia Garrison

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