John & Anne Wiley

2010/11/01

Spooks

Filed under: Happiness,Has Photos,People,Random,Relationships,SB Region — John @ 05:22

A year ago we were in New Orleans. Yes, for Halloween! Since that town knows how to party through grief (including the ghosts of Katrina) it was of course the experience of a lifetime as we shared in a post then. Here’s a snap of the scene.

9788 New Orleans in 2009

9788 New Orleans in 2009

This year we’d thought about going to Isla Vista as we had in 2008, for another flamboyant if more mellow celebration. Instead though, we downshifted another gear to just cruise some neighborhoods and Altered State Street. On the way into town I snapped this black cat sitting between carved pumpkins, so motionless we wondered if it was part of the decorations. When these kids arrived, it instantly transformed from menacing to coy and everyone delighted in the interaction including the old couple watching from their car. For a moment, the kids completely forgot about candy.

3067 Black Cat

3067 Black Cat

On the street downtown, small kids who’d been collecting candy from merchants had mostly gone home for dinner and the older revelers were coming out. We wondered about the story behind the nun’s adjusted habit, because she was quite proud of it and got the others to pause and pose.

3094 Nun & Friends

3094 Nun & Friends

I’ve sent other pix to Edhat and will probably post at least one on my Photo Page, but here’s a last one from our drive home through another neighborhood. This whole area for several blocks was alive with families and groups of teens enjoying some elaborately decorated homes. You can’t tell at this size, but the car in the driveway is belching “smoke” and is filled with mangled “bodies.”

3105 Hood Decor

3105 Hood Decor

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