Saturday, 29 October 2011

Halloween

As pleasant as Autumn in England can be, in my odd idle moment I tend to start wistfully thinking of Halloween/fall back at my home in California. Americans tend to put quite a bit of effort into the fall season way beyond Halloweens ghosties, with food and drink being much more seasonal than is common here. I suppose the chill in the air of a morning in California followed by an often bright if not too warm day helps, with the trees being a more colourful sight than is usual in a more subdued and damp English landscape (we do get a more autumnal smell here though with the piles of damp leaves slowly decomposing) My sister Vinogirl sent a little package of goodies for my children which included the above garden bags for me ( yes I'm slow on the leaf sweeping front) clever little things hey? Now all I need is a couple of bottles of spiced pumpkin ale and all would be right in my little world.

7 comments:

Scrobs... said...

What a great idea! Get the kids to fill the bags with leaves, after they've spent the morning raking them up first...

Vinogirl said...

I can hear your conversation with Monkey now.
"I'll tell you how generous my sister is...she sent me a pressie of binbags."
Doesn't sound so good when you put it like that, but they are cute :)

electro-kevin said...

We put a lot into Halloween too now.

Fred Fibonacci said...

Hey Thud; Californian Autumn sounds gorgeous. Ours isn't so bad either; drove from Dundee to Salford yesterday (Sunday 30th Oct), taking in the Edinburgh/Moffat road on the way. Spectacular, as was coffee and a bun at the Rumbling Tum Cafe in Moffat, for breakfast the noo.

Tim Leatherbarrow said...

Pumpkin ale????....Do tell!

James Higham said...

I wasn't aware she was your sister - I thought she was your secret paramour.

Thud said...

James...my little sis.