Monday, November 04, 2013

Boxing Halloween

We took a little longer to do this that we’d have liked—I would have preferred to have had it all done by Sunday afternoon—but it happened. First, everything was staged on the loveseat:

Even the matching coffee mugs used throughout the month are locked away in the china cabinet.

Then it gets boxed up. I carried it all out to the shed this afternoon.

This isn’t even all of it. We only use so much of our collection every year
so the pieces don’t go “stale” on us.

Handsome Jack the Halloween Cat is happy to remain indoors.

It’s a good thing I got this done this afternoon. The temperature didn’t get out of the 40s today and it will get colder, with a chance of rain/snow mix tonight. Tomorrow will be an all-day frigid mess. Indian summer returns on Friday but I’d rather not wait that long to put away the boxes. It was a good Halloween season. Putting it to bed in a timely manner keeps it that way. 
I’m glad I got those other photos when I did last week. The aspens in the center of this photo
won’t bud again until the first week in May.

What's "sauce" for the mountains will soon be sauce for the foothills.
We're long overdue for a snowy winter here in the Pikes Peak region.