Skeletons in the forest.

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It DOES have a bit of a spooky quality to it, doesn’t it?  On a hike a couple of years ago, my hubby and I came across this grove of dead trees in Sibbald Flats, Kananaskis.  The trees were originally planted in 1974 as part of a logging reclamation project.  Something tells me even more reclamation is in order….

Wishing you a safe and happy Hallowe’en!  Are you doing anything to celebrate?

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18 thoughts on “Skeletons in the forest.

  1. Hope you have a Happy Halloween too! No celebrations here I’m afraid. 😦 I’d love to play a prank on a neighbour, but they wouldn’t get the joke! LOL!

    • Ha ha, that’s too bad, really! A co-worker of mine who is originally from Hungary was mentioning yesterday that she wanted to ask her brother who is still living there if Hallowe’en has become any sort of a “do” there – she was thinking perhaps with the Internet and social media, that people may have picked up on these North American celebrations. I suspect not. It has become a huge deal recently – it wasn’t like this when I was a child. We dressed up and went door to door for treats but there definitely wasn’t so much money being spent on decorations, food, etc.. It’s far more elaborate (and expensive!) now.

    • I love that you pointed that out about the lush green undergrowth – it is a stark contrast, isn’t it? I guess reclamation of another sort is taking place, after all… 🙂

      I hope you’re having a great weekend!

    • Because we live in an apartment, we don’t get any trick or treaters coming to the door, so it was quiet here, too. Most people I talked to said that there weren’t many kids going door to door, anyway. It may be a tradition that is fading away.

      Have an absolutely enjoyable weekend! 🙂

  2. Really sinister and spooky! Happy halloween to you too. It is very stormy weather here and only a few brave kids came to the door. Probably more will come tomorrow, or I will have candy enough for next ten years;0)

    • LOL I’ve been seeing all these blog posts today about “what to do with all that leftover candy.” A few of our dentists here have an interesting deal – if you bring in Hallowe’en candy on November 1, they give you a dollar per pound, plus they then donate apples to the food bank on your behalf.

      I hope there was no damage from that storm, and that your weather has improved! Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Thanks so much, Annie – I took that photo of the wonderful sunflowers we had growing at the community garden this summer. They grow all along the perimeter of the garden, near the fence. They always make me smile whenever I see them.

  3. Our Halloween was soggy, with fewer kids than usual. We took our left over candy into our respective offices this morning, to avoid eating it ourselves. (Not that I didn’t have a little in the car on the way to work.)

    • LOL! Everyone I spoke to here today said that they didn’t have as many trick or treaters at the door last night as usual, either – and our weather was pleasantly warm. I think many kids are going to the malls or to the community centres for parties. I guess the adults reap the rewards with the leftover candy!

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