A little fresh air would be good for you just now. The weather is lovely; and a little stroll in the park will bring the colour back to your cheeks. ~J. Palgrave Simpson, Victorian playwright
Today, I’m joining Robin over at Breezes at Dawn for the annual jaunt known as Walktober. We each take a walk (ride a bike, swim, skate, whatever), post about it (with pictures, if possible), and Robin gathers links to each post so we all can travel together and enjoy other parts of our amazing world.
So lace up your sneakers and join me as we travel around Central Illinois, marveling at the Fall and Halloween decorations … and the lack of drop-dead gorgeous color.
Homeowners here like to decorate. Pumpkins, mums, and “Welcome Fall” signs share space with witches, ghosts, spiders, and what-not. One traditional “decoration” is toilet paper (seriously!) as kids treat their pals to after-the-football-game clean up duty:
Some folks go for the sweet and relatively tame:
Others prefer the scary, like graveyards:
Or ghosts swinging in the breeze:
Or a bit of this-and-that:
Some go all out, with creepy things that emit noises when you pass by:
Pretty mums line the front of this house:
More colorful mums:
And some witches have lost their hats:
I’ve no idea how far we walked, but I’ve enjoyed having you along. Here’s hoping next year, Mother Nature cooperates and the leaf colors are amazing.
Thanks, Robin, for organizing Walktober. What a great “excuse” to get out and about!