Oct 21-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: October: Oct 21-10
Jack-o-lantern & Eloise    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bill Haller
Jill-o-lantern    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bill Haller
Halloween hauling    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bill Haller

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:37 am:

These photos and the note that accompanied them from Bill Haller made me smile. He gave them some clever names - Jack-o-lantern and Jill-o-lantern and of course we can't forget his lovely other half... Eloise, she's the one with the sunglasses on. ;-> Then, just when I thought we were done with anything green until next spring, Bill went on to explain how their decorations are "green"... read on:

"Let me explain the "green" side to the Halloween decorations - Unlike Christmas trees that can create disposal issues, this display is really critter-friendly, assuming it is far enough away from your home.
We re-use the characters year-to-year, and the pumpkins are either consumed in one over-night feeding by bears or more usually, piece-meal over the course of several days by deer, with the scraps going to rodents and birds. The ears of corn on the stalks are consumed once snow covers anything else edible, and the hay bales serve as a small critter shelter and make it well into winter, before being finally consumed. Come spring, the site is clean!"
So I guess it's a one way trip on the Gator for everything but Jack, Jill and Eloise. That's my kind of decorating, when you only have to put them up and someone else takes them down. Thanks for sharing the fun!
Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 07:56 am:

Great Halloween decorations! Enjoyed by people and wild animal life!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 08:34 am:

I'll bet the woodland creatures are a riot wearing slacks & skirt. A real "hit" amongst their peers no doubt. Given the time of the year they might even throw off a hunter or two especially if they had a few. Can't you jus' hear the stories 'round the deer camp stove? "You wouldn't believe what I think I saw today in the grove!" Think I'll lay off the JD for a while. Don't really care for these amimals style.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:15 am:

Maggie (my wife) just reminded me that the squirrels downstate would excavate a hole in the side of our whole pumpkin decorations and then mine them for seeds. We'd see a pile of pumpkin flesh next to each pumpkin and they'd be hollowed out over the next few days. Never could get them to carve faces, though.

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 12:18 pm:

Rowdy, thanks for the laugh! I love these pictures!! Great outdoor decor, and good for the critters too! Love all those colored leaves everywhere.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 12:38 pm:

'Jack-o-lantern' and 'Jill-o-lantern' will probably be safe from hunters' guns, but not too sure about the green "deer(e)". ;D (partly stolen from an old joke on the Pasty Joke page)

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 02:36 pm:

That's Jack Daniels not John Deere. Hope to goodness that was clear.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 02:48 pm:

Ahhhhh more signs of Autumn.

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