This week Sandy’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is to take a NEIGHBOURHOOD WALK and share seasonal sights from our hometown.
Sandy took a walk around her neighbourhood and was reminded that this is a big weekend for kids. The autumnal leaves already make her street pretty but her neighbours have also decorated it for Halloween. Where she lives, October is the unofficial start of the dress up the front yard season. Gone are the days of just mowing the lawn and tending the flower beds. It’s the beginning of seasonal decorations: Halloween, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s.
This challenge really highlights a number of cultural differences. In France we celebrate Toussaint (All Saints Day) on 1 November, and not Halloween the night before. We don’t have yards, those of us who live in houses have front gardens, most of which are well-hidden behind tall fences, hedges and walls with gates. We might have a seasonsal chrysanthemum in matching pots either side of the front door but basically that’s it. I can’t even show you our splendid fall colours because we don’t really get them on the littoral. Plus, we’ve just gone back into lockdown for at least a month, so no wandering around the neighbourhood taking photos!
So here’s what I can show you, with nary a pumpkin in sight!
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