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Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkins galore...

Lots of pumpkins at Trader Joe's in Indianapolis.
Everyone is getting ready decorating for Halloween.
It doesn't feel like it yet, with the weather being so nice and warm.

Are you decorating for Halloween?

Here is an interesting fact -
Ireland: The birthplace of Halloween 
Halloween was invented by Celts in Ireland/Scotland, and it was much scarier back then.
 Farmers believed that ancient spirits could claw their way into reality on October 31, so they had to burn bones and stuff to welcome the good ghosts and cast off the bad ones.
I prefer the pointless, debauched version of Halloween they have today.
Oh and the Irish carve turnips.

Take care!

And thank you for your comments,
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Have a wonderful week!


  1. I enjoy the candy too much. I don't decorate much now that my kids are away from home, but used to have lots of fun with the holiday. I got my neighbor a pumpkin full of lumps just to make her happy.

  2. Dear Heidi,
    wonderful pictures!
    I do not decorate for Halloween, I am glad I got some Autumn decoration done ;O)
    Have a wonderful week,
    Love and Hugs

  3. Delightful pictures! We don't decorate for Halloween in Holland, but I love to photograph pumpkins, they are so photogenic. Thanks for sharing that interesting fact.


  4. No Halloween at Valley’s End It’s entirely American, although they now have Halloween in Germany. I still prefer Allerheiligen.

    I love the pictures of the colourful market though.

  5. I hate to admit it but I never think to decorate for Halloween until it's only a few days away. This year, it has not felt like Halloween yet. The leaves are only starting to turn now! I love seeing everyone else's decorations, though.

  6. Liebe Heidi
    Danke für diese herrlichen Eindrücke. Kürbisse im Herbst gehören doch einfach dazu! Sie bringen Farbe in die oftmals graue Jahreszeit.
    Eine glückliche Restwoche wünscht Dir Yvonne

  7. wow... pumpkin trees are very beautiful... in Italy, all these things we aren't

  8. It's my first year in the US and I'm going crazy over the fall/Halloween decorations!

    Enjoyed your pictures!

  9. Liebes Heidi, eine so grosse Auswahl an Kürbissen, ich staune. Bei uns gibt es sie auch. Man kann auch sehr viel damit Basteln. Halloween feiern wir nicht so gross wie bei euch.

    Herzliche Grüsse

  10. Hallo Heidi,

    ja es ist Hochzeit für Kürbisse und die Bilder zeigen es eindrucksvoll!

    Liebe Grüße von Senna


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