Debbie sent me these photos of the l’il trick or treaters from Capt. Cooper school at the River Inn this afternoon. Such fun!
Lining up for treats at the River Inn! What fun for the adults to see all the l’il uns all dressed up. We are too spread out to trick or treat the way city folks do, and this is so much safer! When I lived in Palo Colorado Canyon, the fire truck took the kids up the canyon, with residents lined up along the road.
Look at those sweet faces and delightful costumes! Puts a smile on all of our faces!
I got a few more from Debbie, but the internet, which was cooperating greatly, was invaded by goblins, and has changed its mind! Watch out for the goblins tonight!
1:30 pm – Just after 1 pm this afternoon, there is a report of a grass fire off the 101 Highway, near Jolon Rd. in Bradley. Unknown the extent. There is no wind here, but the Salinas Valley area is notorious for consistent afternoon winds. A fire watch was issued for today and tomorrow down here in the southern portion of the county. Won’t be further reporting, unless circumstances require. I will just be keeping an eye on this to see if there are any developments.
Here are some free wallpapers I downloaded through my iPhone for today’s event. Granted, I should have taken my own photos of the local pumpkin patches, but I am finding that my life is so busy now, and with Halloween, the holiday season is approaching, which means even more “life” in my life!
It is a holiday I have always enjoyed, not the trick or treating as much as the story behind this event. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints’ Day.
Samhain is a Gaelic festival held on October 31–November 1. The Irish name Samhain is derived from Old Irish and means roughly “summer’s end”. A harvest festival with ancient roots in Celtic polytheism, it was linked to festivals held around the same time in other Celtic cultures, and continued to be celebrated in late medieval times. Due to its date it became associated with the Christian festival All Saints’ Day, and greatly influenced modern celebration of Halloween.
Many scholars believe that it was the beginning of the Celtic year. It has some elements of a festival of the dead. The Gaels believed that the border between this world and the otherworld became thin on Samhain; because some animals and plants were dying, it thus allowed the dead to reach back through the veil that separated them from the living.
(Information from Wikipedia)
For us, here in Big Sur, it means the traditional Bal Masque at Nepenthe to benefit our local Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade. It is a wonderful time with incredible costumes, so enjoy, if you have a ticket, and if not – be quicker next year!
Please be safe tonight but also enjoy the evening with friends. Bal Masque is a delightful experience. I haven’t gone in a few years, and the last year I did, I got a room at Deetjen’s which just made the experience even more delightful!