Friday, October 30, 2015

Vashon Halloween 2015

Unlike any of the other years (this is only our 4th) having Halloween on a Saturday is shaping up to be more exciting for the whole community (maybe it's because this is the first year we have had a child in elementary school and a whole different level of excitement is at play)

Trick or Treating is happening Uptown (in Vashon town) from 5 to 7 with many businesses offering candy and goodies....

The O Space doors will be open for dancing and Halloween festivities.

And at a quick glance at several telephone poles when I was in town today there are lots of music venues, lots of specials on the menu, and a lot of fun all around.

Our family costume theme is weather----but trick or treating happens rain or shine.

Spiders and Fog- Autumn

Before I lived on Vashon I had never lived in the rural Pacific Northwest (USA).  And I lived in Seattle for 4 years before moving here.

There is nothing like the Autumn Spiders and the Autumn fog that make things spooky (or mystical?) here on Vashon.  Spiders were never an issue in Seattle.  We vacuum our house about twice a week (though you wouldn't know if you hadn't been here inbetween vacuums) but still the spiders hang out in the corners, on the air vents, behind doors.  I have killed many a spider that is hanging out on the wall.

The fog starts many mornings and can sometimes linger for a whole day.  A foggy day walk through the woods and I see many webs with droplets of water connecting the two.