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Weekly Photo Theme ~ Fall September 24, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Humor, Poetry.

Festival scarecrows

Chase Trick or Treaters away

More candy for us!

Pumpkins and Witches 

Bonfires and magick spells

Goosebumps greet the Fall


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1. adeeyoyo - September 24, 2011

Aren’t they beautiful? We don’t have any festival here that can compare. Some of your pics look like Halloween?

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

Most of these photos were taken last October . . . just before Halloween. The scarecrows were hanging around Palma Sola Botannical Park at a plant and antique sale.

2. brainrants - September 24, 2011

Scarecrows with palm trees is somehow incongrous to me…

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

What about palm trees strung with Christmas lights . . . and decorated with multi-color flip flops? 😀

3. spilledinkguy - September 24, 2011

I could really go for some pumpkin pie right about now!

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

‘Tis the season to get wider . . .
Fa la la la la . . . please pass the pie! 😉

4. misswhiplash - September 24, 2011

BG doesn’t have Festivals like that either, shame really cos there’s a lot of old houses that would make good bonfires.

I loved the pictures..you are so clever!

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

Thanks, Patrecia!

Maybe you can transform one of the old houses into a Haunted House for Halloween? 😯

5. nuvofelt - September 24, 2011

Now, pumpkin pie sounds just fine to me. Where did I put my nutmeg?

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

Pumpkin pie spice . . . that’s nice! 😀

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7. the island traveler - September 24, 2011

This is one reason why I get excited with Autumn and its brand of fun and magic. Those pictures are beautiful, fun, vivid, bright. Makes me want to start putting a few pumpkin in my backyard. Have a great weekend.

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

I love the colors of autumn, especially the changing leaves on the trees. But I always wanted to go directly to Spring from Fall . . . without having Jack Frost nipping at my nose.

8. pix & kardz - September 24, 2011

Such colourful images! Hard to believe that it really is this time of year again….

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

It does seem like we’ve come “full circle” in record time . . . makes me feel a bit like a Whirling Dervish. 🙄

pix & kardz - September 25, 2011

hey, thanks for the pingback! sweet!

nrhatch - September 25, 2011

You’re welcome. Loved your pix ~ all 14 of them!

pix & kardz - September 25, 2011


pix & kardz - September 25, 2011

and another pingback on an image which is not even officially part of the challenge! how cool is that 8)
bless you – much appreciated!

nrhatch - September 25, 2011

Aah . . . but it qualifies in my book! Nothing like watching falling leaves swirling and twirling on the breeze.

9. jakesprinter - September 24, 2011

Excellent shot great combination of colors:)

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

Thanks, Jake. Each season has its own palette, eh?

10. Piglet in Portugal - September 24, 2011

I love these photos, especially the last one!

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

Thank, PiP! Whimsical shots always appeal to me. That Jack O’Lantern won a pumpkin carving contest on the island last year ~ probably for “Most Malevolent.” 😯

11. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - September 24, 2011

Boy are gourds expensive. Katherine got some today for decoration, which we normally don’t do. She purposely got some we can eat!

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

“Those gourds look good enough to eat!” 😉

12. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - September 24, 2011

Also, love the photos!

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

Thanks, Greg! Not quite the artistic collection of photos we’d have after a trip through Vermont at the height of foliage season, but the scarecrows made me smile. 😀

13. thirdhandart - September 24, 2011

Great Fall photos! Halloween is just around the corner and the nights are getting chillier here in Missouri. Thank goodness!

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

Sounds like you’re ready for some cooler temps ~ at night anyway. I like it when it’s cool enough that we can turn the A/C off and have the windows open at night.

14. Tammy - September 24, 2011

I love that last one. Spooky!

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

I’ve never been adept at carving pumpkins, so I admire the intricate tilt of eyebrows and eyes which convey the message:

“I’m Noko Marie . . . don’t mess with ME!” 😀

15. Team Oyeniyi - September 24, 2011

What great photos! We are not much into Halloween here and living in a city we don’t even have that many scarecrows – but here is the Italian-Australian version of a scarecrow!

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

That’s awesome! Thanks, Robyn. 😀

Team Oyeniyi - September 24, 2011

I don’t watch much TV and I usually ignore all the ads – but every now and again I see one that actually makes me smile! That was one of them!

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

I’m with you. Most commercials do nothing for me . . . but every once in a while a clever one emerges.

16. gospelwriter - September 24, 2011

Oh! This is fall with a bang (am I ready for it?) 🙂 I especially like the first and fifth photos – but all of them are great. Scarecrows to chase trick or treaters away? What a thought!

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

The 1st & 5th photos were taken on Sanibel Island:

Each year, the Bailey Market holds a festival for customers and visitors to the island.

During Baileyfest, the Market collects donations to distribute among charities on the island and hands out FREE food: ice cream, hotdogs, hamburgers, pizza, chips, homemade salsa, french fries, cotton candy, barbeque sandwiches, soda, bottled water, popcorn, peanuts, lemonade, coffee, etc.


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18. souldipper - September 25, 2011

Love the witch! I would be thrilled to have her in my driveway for Halloween. There are days she is my twin!

nrhatch - September 25, 2011

Isn’t she great . . . especially her stockings and boots.

{{cackles in delight}}

19. 2e0mca - September 25, 2011

And not a crow in sight – the guys and girls are doing a fine job 🙂 Those Pumpkin displays look great – Halloween isn’t far away now is it?

nrhatch - September 25, 2011

Halloween arrives on the 31st of October ~ All Hallow’s Eve ~ in time to welcome All Soul’s Day on November 1st.

We’ll have a spook-tacular time.

20. Tilly Bud - September 25, 2011

Americans do such a lovely job of this celebration.

nrhatch - September 25, 2011

Fall Harvest festivals morphed into a celebration of the mystery of life . . . and death. 😯

21. kateshrewsday - September 25, 2011

You have infectious enthusiasm for the Autumn, Nancy 🙂 I find it hard usually, to say goodbye to the light: but you persuade me to approach it with a sense of fun like yours.

nrhatch - September 25, 2011

Thanks, Kate.

I would love to have long days and short nights year round . . . but I must have missed the vote when the world was sent spinning on its axis. As a result, I must accept what IS, and make the best of the shorter days.

I will add that my attitude toward autumn improved with our southward flight to Florida. The days get shorter, but the air stays balmy . . . which keeps me from going “batty.” 😎

22. flyinggma - September 25, 2011

Love the photos Nancy. One of my favorite things to do with my kindergarten students in the fall was to carve pumpkins, count the seeds and then toast and eat the pumpkin seeds.

nrhatch - September 25, 2011

I bet you were their favorite teacher ever! 😀

23. LittleMissVix - September 26, 2011

Love these!

nrhatch - September 26, 2011

Thanks, Vix. Autumn is a colorful time of the year . . . nature’s last “hurrah” before the grey of winter.

24. CMSmith - September 26, 2011

I don’t know. Does fall feel like fall in Florida?

nrhatch - September 26, 2011

Yes, and no.

The days get shorter and the temps are a bit cooler, but still quite warm until much later in the year. In late fall, a light jacket in the morning feels good. Winter arrives in due course, but doesn’t linger long. And spring arrives again.

25. ElizOF - September 26, 2011

Wonderful. That last pumpkin was a riot! 🙂

nrhatch - September 26, 2011

That pumpkin has A~T~T~I~T~U~D~E! Bad. Attitude. 😀

26. ceceliafutch - September 27, 2011

So many creative scarecrows, but I love the witch the most!!!! Anyone for a good “spell?”

nrhatch - September 27, 2011

I’m partial to witches ~ generally my costume of choice for Halloween. 😀

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