Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy New Year

It's Samhain tonight. The veil between the worlds is at its thinnest.
How you observe it, if you do at all, is entirely your business. I'll be setting an extra spot at the table and probably digging out my ouija board. I don't use it that often anymore, but I like to fire it up now and again.
We've also had the sense to stock up on fun-size chocolate bars and we've got some suckers to hand out, too. May as well cover both sides of the evening.
Whatever you do, I wish you well and hope you have fun at it. Happy New Year.
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I took the photo a few weeks ago. I swear I see a tree couple in it and it looks for all the world like they're giving their kids a stern talking to, complete with branch - waving for emphasis.

Mom and Pop Poplar warn the saplings to be careful out in the woods tonight.

12 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Happy New Year to you, too!!

I love mom and pop poplar! "If you go out in the woods tonight, you'd better not go alone...."

Leah J. Utas said...

Hah! Thanks dfBag Lady. I hadn't even thought about that song. Good one!

Hilary said...

OOohhh love those trees. They sure do look animated. Have a great one, Leah. :)

Missicat said...

Love the pic - you have a great imagination, can see the chastising branches now that you point it out.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Hilary. I thought those trees had a lot of character.

Missicat, thanks so much. I know not everyone is going to see things the way I do. Glad you do.

mark salinas said...

Happy New Year! Nice trees! Enjoy your weekend!

Reb said...

Mom & Pop Poplar - they run the grove store don't they? Great photo Coz. Happy New Year!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Mark.

Good one on the store reference, Reb. Thanks.

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh my goodness, I love the picture, and your interpretation! I can see Mom and Pop Poplar, too -- and their emphatic gestures!

Leah J. Utas said...

I'm glad you share my vision, TL.

Dawn said...

Those are wonderful trees - so much character.

Now the other day my hubby asked me what exactly WAS Halloween - other than some American thing that had arrived in NZ. I do wish you had been at my shoulder 'cause I'm sure you would have explained it a great deal better than I did.

Leah J. Utas said...

Dawn, I'm sure you did a fine job explaining what it really is.
Glad you like the trees.