Sunday, 12 October 2014

A sinister witch

This is tonight's countdown to Halloween post. A rather simple one this time, merely the upload of a picture I took last year on the Plateau Mont-Royal. This is a rather sinister witch, in spite of her rather benign, almost simpleton smile. Because her skin is all greyed and unhealthy, because of her eyes are shifty and because well, she is a witch. I am not sure if the two pumpkins at her feet are actually her feet. But her arms are made of straw and you can see that she is as much a scarecrow as a witch. So she is two scary Halloween creatures rolled into one, and also like all scarecrows an icon of harvest. Anyway, it is a Halloween decoration like I love them, because it is not merely a decoration: this witch is a character.

3 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i really like this one and i am not into halloween decorations per se. i think you are right, she is a character!

halloween spirit said...

She does have personality.

The Artful Gypsy aka Wendy the Very Good Witch said...

She reminds me of the witch in the Russian Children's Tale...Baba Yaga!