October 31, 2015

Saturday, October 31st

Halloween has such strange customs! I suppose it serves a purpose other than the obvious one of kids getting way too much candy. It gives people an excuse to engage in silliness and pretending, and then to go back to normalcy without anyone saying they're crazy.

I wonder if someday anthropologists will look at old halloween artifacts and conclude that we were superstitious and fearful. They'll probably think we took this stuff seriously! After all, we tend to look back at people who lived long ago and fail to consider that they had a sense of humor.

I took the above picture in front of a discount store using my old Nikon camera. My newer Canon camera is in the shop. I first noticed it failing when it was just over 3 months old, too late to return it to Crutchfield's. The zoom was erratic, failing to return to normal after I used it to zoom in on something. Unfortunately this did not show in the viewfinder, so I lost a number of photo opportunities. Here's an example.

Through the viewfinder, I saw a cute dog looking out the door. I photographed him with the colorful wall and pumpkins lending interest on the right. It wasn't until later that I realized that the zoom had not retracted properly and the doggie was out of the frame. (The camera is a G16 and not an SLR.)

Speaking of dogs, our buddy Flash is not feeling well. We took him to the vet yesterday and she said he has an overgrowth of bad bacteria in his gut. She prescribed metronidazole and a probiotic powder.


  1. That is too bad about your camera being in the shop.

    I am sorry your pooch is not feeling well. I know what that is like. Hope he gets better soon.

  2. Hello, I have not worn a Halloween costume in years. I do think everyone has a fun time on Halloween and the kiddies love it. Cute shot of your Flash. I hope he feels better soon. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  3. That is a good point about not thinking of their sense of humor.
    I hope flash feels better soon.

  4. Hopefully Flash is feeling better soon.

  5. Poor Flash! I hope he feels better soon!

  6. Hope your pup starts feeling better. Sweet photo of him. Sorry about that misbehaving camera!

  7. Halloween does bring its share of silliness, but it brings fun too. I hope Flash feels better soon.

  8. My Nikon has a mind of its own sometimes. Frustrating! Hope your dog feels better soon.


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