Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall Fancies - The Post Sandy Halloweeen

In the wake of Frankenstorm here in the Binghamton, NY area, I wanted to share some pictures of Halloween decorations with you that I took prior to Frankenstorm/Superstorm Sandy.  But first...

My friends/family in NYC are checking in little by little. They have power (except maybe for one) although I'm not sure if one had to evacuate (I'm assuming he did.)  Co-workers have family in NYC too so we've all been a bit on edge.

We were fortunate to have been minimally affected. After last year's floods from Tropical Storm Lee, our area was on edge, too.  Now, though, we can relax and be grateful we weren't near the coast, or in the mountains of West Virginia, or on the Tennessee/North Carolina line where we drove last month.  (Yes, you can get snow from a hurricane).  Meanwhile this was our world last week....
On the West Side of Binghamton, one of the most unusual lawn decorations I've ever seen.
Another house, decorated for fall, also on the West Side of Binghamton.

On the Vestal Rail Trail, in Vestal, NY.
I had featured this pumpkin previously, but I like it so much that I am posting it again.
And finally, in Yonkers, NY, just north of NYC,another city hit by the hurricane.  (I can only hope it still looks like this now, in the wake of the storm.)

Not everyone decorates for Halloween - I personally prefer to decorate for fall, with scarecrows, leaf garlands, and even multicolored corn.  But these are definitely Fall Fancies.

Finally:  with my participation in the writing competition NaNoWriMo starting tomorrow (which will take a tremendous toll on my writing energy), this will probably be the last "new" Fall Fancy of the season.  I may use Wednesdays as a weekly check in on my NaNoWriMo progress, to keep me going out of shame.

What is your favorite way to decorate for Halloween, if you participate in this holiday?

1 comment:

  1. Especially loved the nature colors in the first 2 pix. "Frankenstorm"? Hadn't heard that yet. Very appropriate!


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