Saturday, October 31, 2015

MEANWHILE HERE IN THE HOOD



WHY YES IT IS HALLOWEEN HERE IN THE HOOD
BUT THE BIG NEWS OF THE WEEK
IS THE 100 YEAR OLD ELM TREE
GETTING A TRIM





THE LITTLE MAN
CAME OVER
AND WE SPENT THE MORNING
WATCHING THE
TRIMMING


COMPLETE WITH A CERTIFIED TREE CLIMBER
WHO SOARED UP THROUGH
THE HEIGHTS WITH EASE


AND SEEMED TO HANG
IN MID AIR
WHILE BRANDISHING
A CHAIN SAW



I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED
WATCHING
AND OH YES---
THE TREE LOOKS GREAT TOO!


AFTER A LONG DROUGHT
IT RAINED HERE IN A BIG WAY!
I ONLY HAD TO SCRAPE 
THE BACKYARD OFF THE DRIVEWAY
THREE TIMES IN THE DOWNPOURS


THE DRY STATE OF TEXAS
UNLIKE MY HOME STATE OF LOUISIANA
HAS NO BAYOUS
TO ACCEPT THESE
HUGE DOWNPOURS



AND THESE PEOPLE- FROM THE HOOD NEXT DOOR
ARE ALL READY FOR HALLOWEEN
MR. BONES IS ALL SET TO GREET THE
1500 (last year's count) TRICK OR TREATERS
WHO FLOW THROUGH THEIR HOOD



WE HAVE SPENT THE WEEK
TRYING ON DISGUISES AND COSTUMES

AND GETTING READY FOR MY OWN SET 
OF TRICK OR TREATERS




THIS YEAR'S HALLOWEEN THEME
SEEMS TO BE SPIDERS




IT IS ENOUGH
TO GIVE THE STRONGEST
THE SCREAMING
ARACHNOPHOBIA!
(YES I ACTUALLY SAW IT)









MY SPECIAL HALLOWEEN
GIFT TO YOU



I WAS WARPED
GROWING UP WITH 
BROTHERS AND COUSINS


HAVE A FUN FILLED HALLOWEEN

STILL
LIVING LIFE LARGE
HERE IN THE HOOD!

6 comments:

  1. Ewwwwwwwwwwwww you can keep the spiders thank you very much, lol. 1500????? Oh my gosh, that is a lot. How in the world does someone prepare for that??????????? Thanks for sharing your photos, I especially love the one with your family. Blessings sweet friend.

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    1. You buy as much candy as you can afford and then turn off the lights when it is gone!
      Happy Halloween To You, Dear Friend!

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  2. Have a tree-mendous Halloween Lulu.

    God bless.

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    1. My CHUCKLE for the day, Victor!
      Blessings!

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  3. 1500?? Holy Cow that's a tsunami. Hope you have enough candy to hold back the tide.
    Being a nature 'freak' I love trees. Wish I had that old in our yard.
    Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

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    1. I go out and hug that lovely old woman---everyday, Sparky!
      Happy to report I survived Halloween!
      Blessings!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!