Happy Hallowmas!

The holidays start in September, you know...

The holidays start in September, you know…

It’s time for another Wednesday peek into the Hall of Shitty Photography we like to show off every week at The Nest.  My next door neighbors decked the halls shortly after Thanksgiving with picture daya bright LED light display, as well as an inflatable reindeer and penguin (NOTE: There is not one single penguin in the wild above the Arctic Circle) to round out the homage to the all American ideal of a commercial Christmas…

But it wasn’t until last week that I noticed they hadn’t bothered to take down their Halloween decorations yet!  So along with all of the colored lights and South North Pole mascots that bring to mind yuletide cheer, we have a scarecrow sitting on a hay bale to bring to mind the days of harvest and haunted houses.  Out of view behind that tree (The same tree that was the backdrop for the most amazing photo I ever took) sit a handful of pumpkins that might make you wonder whether it’s currently December or October.  Hey, Christmas already bleeds into Halloween’s territory, so why not a little revenge by autumn’s weaker sister…

Turnabout is fair play!

Turnabout is fair play!

At least they did manage to take the spider webs out of the trees….

I’ll be back with another photo full of confusion next Wednesday…


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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29 Responses to Happy Hallowmas!

  1. Those inflatables bring out evilness in me. I can’t go by one without saying “Psst” out loud and thinking of puncturing them. 😈

    • LOL! I want to do that with the inflatable displays we have in the aisles at work. Well, except for the cool looking dragon inflatable we had at the front doors during Halloween. Not that dragons should be associated with Halloween anyway, but he was awesome in his own right!

  2. Well, cheer up. I don’t think Santa lives and the North Pole either — oh, wait, did I just ruin your Christmas? I’m sorry. I had to destroy anyone’s faith in … Santa Claus. Anyway, you know those penguins do a LOT of trekking over ice. Maybe they forgot to stop and walked all the way to the top of the world. It could happen. I mean, what with science being a Liberal conspiracy, anything is possible in a post-Truth world.

    • If the magnetic poles can flip over a long length of time, then I guess it’s possible the geographic poles can as well. I always wondered by Santa would want to live on top of a giant ice floe rather than on actual land like in Antarctica. Whether the penguins and polar bears teleport with the poles it is another story….

  3. I made so MANY typos in that last comment, it’s more a riddle than a comment. Good luck deciphering it.

  4. Santa lives in Finland, for sure!
    Your neighbour maybe thinks it is easier to have all the holidays going on all the year. You have quite nice weather there.

    • It was reasonably nice when I took that picture last week… but now it’s more like winter-type cold (Or at least what we can expect here… below freezing). Still no snow, though we might get some of that this weekend. Say hi to Santa for me!

  5. Quirky Girl says:

    Hallowmas…now there’s a word I’d understood the meaning of without knowing there was actually a word for it. 😛

    My neighbors across this street had put these lights up all over the exterior of their house around Halloween, but I would’ve sworn they were actually Christmas lights. They might be, as they’re still up…

    • I remember when lights were only put up for Christmas…. and now I swear they have them for every occasion! Someone had red, white and blue lights out for the Fourth of July this year! Really!?!?!?

  6. Piglove says:

    Snorts and rolls around the floor laughing. OMP – we have idiots – I mean folks like that too in our hood. They don’t know what season it is – so funny! XOXO – Bacon

    • I guess if you put everything out….. Christmas lights, scarecrows, big red hearts, Easter bunnies, American flags…. you’d never have to take your decorations down because you’d always have SOMETHING out for the occasion!

      • Piglove says:

        This is true. I guess that’s organization. Heck, to think some days I need a secretary. I’m so behind in my blog update. Maybe by the end of the year? XOXO – Bacon

  7. Bradley says:

    What we’re seeing in our hood is people are now decorating their homes with orange lights and they then leave them on during Christmas with the decorations. I think they’re just lazy.

  8. Trisha says:

    It’s nice that at least one scarecrow gets to celebrate Christmas this year!

    I can relate to your neighbor’s laziness. I finally did take the tombstones out of my front yard but somehow they ended up scattered around my backyard and the wreath holder on my front door is still empty.

  9. gentlestitches says:

    You cannot confuse me with holiday stuff. This is the town that has paper fake snow stickytaped to windows and we go swimming with Santa hats on. LOL!

    • It’s funny how snow has become so attached to Christmas lore thanks to Dickens and Moore… even here in the US, most of us usually see a green Christmas! Of course, those green Christmases sometimes involves temps around zero (F), so no swimming in Santa hats for us!

  10. I like the idea of a hallowistmas :o) btw: google street view has still old photos from our house with the fall decoration. and because google is overprotective and takes care of all of us they even blurred the face of my scarecrow guy in the door… how nice ;o)

  11. draliman says:

    What, no Easter bunnies? They’re getting left behind.

  12. The multi-purpose yard decoration would be ideal…..you know – a big fat santa with a Halloween pumpkin for a head, long bunny ears for Easter, a party horn for New Years, an American flag for July 4th and other assorted USA-YAY holidays, and on and on – you get the picture. Just one untastefully decorated Santa with “the works”.


    • That sounds like such a great idea, I can’t believe it hasn’t happened yet. Well, other than retailers want to make sure people are buying holiday decorations year round for holidays that don’t even need them! Just wait until we start decorating for National Squirrel Appreciation Day (Which is January 21st, by the way!)

  13. ody, biskit & dad….we canna rememburr if we sended ya this ore knot ~~~~

    a trout filled Christmas
    a mackerull new yeer two
    health N happee nezz in de brand new yeer
    frum all oh uz two ewe

    with hugs N loves
    boomer, dai$y, tuna
    & dude & sauce two


    heerz two a merry Christmas anda happee one anda blessed one…..
    see ya ina few ☺☺☺☺♥♥♥♥♥

  14. Kat says:

    Some people need a high five. In the head. With a chair.

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