October 31, 2016

Halloween Surprises

October is over already! I have a bunch of pictures for Halloween so here we go, using the Random-osity format.

The Good:  When I spotted this farm near Kernstown and pulled over to take a picture, I was pleased to see they were open to the public. I thought perhaps it was a pumpkin patch, but it turned out that they sell organic items. 
Hedgebrook Farm
We drove up the lane to take a closer look and I was delighted to see murals on the barns!

There was even a giant apple painted with farm pictures! The nearby city of Winchester has a parade of apples — giant ones painted with different symbols.

The Random: Here's a really old snapshot I found today from when my daughters were kids.

The Fun: Halloween is a fun holiday for most folks and one thing that has surprised me in recent years is how intensely people are decorating for it. The town of Woodstock (VA) has a pumpkin head competition and some local businesses and even public services have gone all out!

I made up a collage to show many of these in a small space. Click on it to see a larger version.

Here's one more collage of some miscellaneous pictures. By the way, we didn't have any trick-or-treaters again this year. There are kids in the neighborhood but their parents take them to organized events.


  1. Oh yes, Halloween is a silly, fun time! Lovely barns Linda. Thanks for being here, please stop back again.

  2. Nice photos Linda. Halloween has changed since I was a kid. More community events happening now than in the old days. It's good for kids and safer.
    Enjoy your day!

  3. I didn't carve my pumpkin, I guess it is a Thanksgiving decoration now

  4. I really like the giant apple painting!

  5. What a cute farm! Love all the paintings. Cute pic of your kids with their pumpkins - such happy memories.

  6. That's really going all out on Hallowe'en decor!

  7. I like the murals--especially the scenes painted on the giant apple. We had no trick-or-treaters here either. It seems like the trend here is to attend community events too.

  8. So nice to see the picture of your kids ...
    I love the mosaic too.

    Good wishes for the month of November

    All the best Jan

  9. We are such a rural area that most kids go to organized events as well.

  10. I love it when people decide to decorate their own walls. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.


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