Halloween, Pumpkins, and fun in the Autumn!
Autumn is the season of the year that comes after summer and before winter; autumn is also the same time when the leaves change their colors from green to red, yellow, orange and sometimes almost golden, but actually just deep yellow. Mostly Maple trees are the most beautiful trees in the Fall, another name for Autumn mainly because of the falling leaves.
Then after this Autumn season when all of the leaves on the trees have fallen to the ground and blown by the wind, then the bare trees are ready for the coming winter. And when spring comes around after winter, the leaf sprouts start to appear on the twigs and branches. Then trees start to have leaves and Cherry Blossoms start to bloom and that is the sign that early spring is here.
Falling Leaves in Autumn!
Autumn is the season for falling leaves but before they do that, we try to behold and capture the beauty of those colorful falling leaves by going on sight seeing tours of the places where there are lots of trees like in the Algonquin Park or other National Parks full of Maple trees whose leaves have already changed to wonderful colors of red, yellow, orange and deep yellow colors. Even the trees in the city and downtown areas have changed colors now. Not as beautiful as the tree clusters of colors at the National Parks, but still pretty nice colors are in them. And then after a few weeks into Fall season, all the trees become bare and ready for winter.
At the start of Autumn, we went for a short drive into the small towns near the city and went to look for pumpkin patches in the farms there. We bought large pumpkins to carve for Halloween.
Then we also went there to take photos of the pumpkins and the fall colors on trees and somehow we ended up in towns where there were numerous barns and I took photos of every barn we passed by, just part of my photography hobby.
Happy Halloween is celebrated now and the Great Pumpkin is here!
Then we took home all the pumpkins we bought and carved them out ready for the Great Pumpkin Halloween Day on the 31st of October. We are getting ready for the trick or treat for kids, but mostly treats like candies, lollipops, gums, chocolate kisses, and small bags of potato chips. It starts at around six o’clock in the evening and winds down at eight o’clock when all the doors are closed and the lights are all out at the porches, signal that the event has ended and wait for next year’s Halloween again. The small kids in costumes that are accompanied by their parents or older siblings come at our doors to celebrate the Halloween day. Not only kids go out for treats, even teens and adults go out at night, some adults not for the candies but to scare out the kids with their gory looks and scary attires.
After Halloween Day, I will be posting pictures of kids and people in costumes and enjoying the night out trick or treating from one house to another collecting free candy giveaways and lots of other goodies. The adults usually have their own way of celebrating Halloween and others have parties and invited all their friends and neighbors. Yet others just have so much fun attending Halloween events organized by different people and businesses, like the Haunting Ghosts in Casa Loma or the Scary Halloween presentations at Canada’s Wonderland Halloween Hunt and other popular events.
At the start of the Halloween festivities, a Zombie Walk Parade was held in downtown Toronto attended mostly by adults, some kids and teens also participated wearing their own Zombie-like looks and attires complete with make-ups and masks. Here is a short Youtube video of the Zombie Walk in Toronto last year.
2012 Zombie Walk – Toronto
WARNING: VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED! Scary, bloody & gory stuff in video!
2012 Zombie Walk – Toronto