For EMPS #9: Happy Halloween! Carly wants to see photos of all things Halloween. There's just one problem at my end. Having been unemployed for about seven weeks now, I can't spend money the way I usually do on Halloween. That means no new decorations, no new costume. As busy as I've been with dogs and a job interview and obsessing about the election, I haven't decorated yet at all. When I do, there probably won't be a major themed effort, for the first time in years and years.
So let's look instead at Halloween decorations that I don't personally own.
First: a quick drive around the neighborhood. I did this a little too late in the evening to see most of the neighborhood decorations, but here are a few exceptions:
Next, a visit to my faithful photo-shoot standby, Safeway:
In the end I bought something Halloweenish anyway: a white pumpkin (I've wanted one for years) and a $5 bag of mini-pumpkins/gourds. I even managed to photograph them under spooky lighting conditions:
That's it for now. Be sure to check Ellipsis every Monday for the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, and for a roundup of the previous week's entries. I'm behind in checking out everyone's entries myself, but I promise to catch up this week.