For as far back as I can recall, I’ve enjoyed Halloween.

Even as as adults (although many years ago), after the kids were finished arriving for treats, hubs and I would dress up with a group of friends to attend costume parties or a Halloween cabaret in our home town. We had very creative people in our group and more often than not, we’d receive a prize for best group.

My feature photo is of a gnarly tree in the front yard of a home near here. Each year, the owners have something different to look for among the branches.

On our way to south Texas in October 2019, we saw great displays, both on the road and in towns.

Too long in the passenger seat?
Restaurant in Llano, TX
Creativity at its Finest

According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, Pope Gregory III established November 1 as All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, a day to honor all saints of the church that have attained heaven. “The evening before All Saints’ Day became a holy, or hallowed, eve and thus “Halloween”.

“The tradition of dressing up originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. … Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween.”