Tag Archives: Hallowe’en

Strange Times

October 30th, 2018 | 11 Comments »

We are living in strange times. Walking through the woods yesterday, I came across an odd scene. A creature made of stone was rising up from the leaves. First came a head, shoulders and arms….


stonehead (1 of 1)


then a leg. First one leg …


stonehead 4 (1 of 1)


then another.


stonehead 2 (1 of 1)


The legs stretched out longer and longer.



stonehead 3 (1 of 1)


I admit it, I ran. And as I left, I heard a crash.


broken tree (1 of 1)


I ran faster and faster, only to find myself in the place I’d been before. And there was the creature, settling back underground, wearing a gleeful smile.


stonehead ferns (1 of 1)


Happy Hallowe’en!

Hooray! It’s Pumpkin Time

October 19th, 2015 | 14 Comments »
Montreal is blessed with several great outdoor markets. My local one is the Atwater Market, smaller than some, larger than others. It sells meats, fish, cheeses, breads, fruits, vegetables and almost every sort of food you can put a name to.  At this time of year, though, the Atwater Market is brimming over with pumpkins.   [caption id="attachment_2908" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Traditional pumpkins piled high, at the Atwater Market.[/caption]     It seems to me that pumpkins used to come only one way: big, round, and orange. No more. The variety


Hallowe’en in the woods

October 30th, 2014 | 3 Comments »
A technical note: It is no longer necessary to register in order to comment on a post. So please do! In the meantime, don't be scared, join me for a walk in the woods...  If you go down in the woods today,you're sure of a big surprise. I went down in the woods -- and was I surprised! There were no teddy bears and no signs of a picnic, but I did see some strange creatures. I saw a head, a dark face with twisted features. [caption id="attachment_1341" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] His ferny hair