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Happy Howloween and a strange October sky

I love to make holiday masks using the top flap from pizza boxes, and Halloween is always the best. By now Mister Bentley is an expert at posing since he knows a snack follows anything to do with my camera pointing at him. The Westie doesn’t expect anything, just puts up with it (she’s becoming more stubborn and indifferent as she ages) then runs off and plays deaf.

The skies made national news the other night

With all the commotion currently happening in climate and weather around the globe, it’s near impossible to listen to the news without hearing of the havoc going on right now. On Sunday evening I looked out to see a very strange sky, a sky that looked like swirls of thick foam.

The sky turned even more spectacular as the sun slowly sank into the horizon and I thought of that fancy sand art as the pastel hues deepened in contrast. MotH and I wondered if anyone else was witnessing this and about an hour later, we saw the strange skies on tv (but not before photos from all over Italy started showing up on Facebook). Yay for social media.

…and the leaves went crunch, crunch, crunch

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
~ Thomas Jefferson

The woodland colors are so vivid and dazzling in this period that it almost makes up for the diminishing amount of daylight hours. I like fall, but I love spring even better. We set the clocks back an hour this past Sunday and the following day, the doxie was in a huff when I handed out the daily mid-morning snack at what he perceived to be an hour late!

Speaking of late… back in September we visited our favorite pumpkin vendor at a sagra but I had forgotten all about these photos that MotH took with his phone. Zucche & Zucchette puts out a fantastic variety of pumpkins and sells most of them for only 1€/kilo. I nabbed the biggest Halloween pumpkin for just 8€ (although I’m sure that it weighs more than 8 kilos).