Haunted Hollow

Found this creepy fellow in the garden!
Found this creepy fellow in the garden!

Okay.  Just call me a stick in the mud, but I do not decorate for All Hallows Eve or Halloween.  And, I don’t hand out candy either.  The former is because I don’t care to promote anything that celebrates dead stuff, spiders, or monsters.  When I see a spider, I want it

Nothing like find this in your garden, on your window or in your house!
Nothing like find this in your garden, on your window or in your house!

DEAD. Period!  No celebration needed, and I certainly don’t want to send it to a taxidermist and have it hanging on my wall like a trophy.  The latter is because very few people can find us in the hollow.  We live in a large, rural, farming area.  The only kids who know where I live think I live in the far regions of outer space.  In other words, finding our house is not worth the trip for just a piece of candy.

The thing about living in the hollow is that I don’t have to decorate for Halloween.  There is plenty of creepy crawley stuff to be found around every corner at any time of the year.

Sack worm webs hanging from the trees
Sack worm webs hanging from the trees
Toad stools
We call these toad stools.
Not a black cat,but the best I can do down in the hollow!
Not a black cat,but the best I can do down in the hollow!

Orange ZinniaOf course we have pretty stuff too.  The trees are slipping into their fall colors, and I still have some flowers blooming late while the days are warm and the nights cool.  I even have a few tomatoes, peppers, and beans clinging to the vines soaking in that last bit of sunny warmth…ahhh that last taste of fresh produce before winter settles in for the season.  So even though the hollow may look like a place to celebrate halloween, I recommend you join me on All Saints Day on November 1st, and let’s celebrate the blessings and beauty that the Lord has given us.

Psalm  31: 23-24

23 Oh, love the Lord, all you His saints!
For the Lord preserves the faithful,
And fully repays the proud person.
24 Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord.

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