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Happy Halloween

It’s that time of year again, when on October 31st some people in the United States celebrate a silly holiday known as Halloween.

Well, that’s not entirely true. It seems what they are really celebrating is trick-or-treating.

At any rate, Barb and I don’t do anything to celebrate this holiday, except to be home from about 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and hand out to the neighborhood kids that ring our doorbell. We don’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters; some years it can be as high as 120, but lately it’s been dwindling down to between 50 and 70 kids.

The photo above was taken on October 20th, an overcast Saturday morning here in Austin. I was out on my normal Saturday morning walk, and had my Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera with me. I was curious as to what types of flowers were still out after mid-October, and that’s why I had my camera. It turns out that there a surprising number of different plants that are still producing flowers at that time of year here. I’ll probably show many of them in a post next weekend. I’m getting sort of tired of photographing flowers right now (but I’ll never tired of their beauty). I think it may be about time to head back downtown Austin for another of my solo photowalks.

One thought on “Happy Halloween”

  1. I think the flowers are Impatiens.It’s not a showy flower, but they can be amazing. It’s a low grower, usually not more than a foot high unless they are trained otherwise. Commonly used as a border flower, not a showpiece plant. In a former house I had a greenhouse area attached, and I used to bring the impatiens pots in for the winter. I had amazing blooms in NY in January. Not many realize these can winter over as a potted houseplant.

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