Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Early Countdown to Halloween (?)
It vaguely crossed my mind yesterday, and October Farm reminded me of it in her most recent post, but once the summer solstice is passed, slowly, very slowly, the days will be getting shorter, until autumn starts showing up. Which means, in other words, that we can start the countdown to Halloween. In the middle of a summer that is looking to be quite hot, this may seem incongruous. But is is not. In folklore, witches's Sabbath were celebrated in different times of the year, including tomorrow. As a child, I used to start reading horror stories during summertime, mixed with more summery reads. Our make belief games during summer, don't ask me why, were often centered about haunted houses and castles. And of course, Halloween was always in my mind. Anyway, talking about haunted houses, there is one house in this town that keeps reminding me of Halloween: the one with the Jack O'Lanterns above the ground floor windows. I first blogged about it last August. Last Halloween I could see no sign of celebration there, but they don't need to, I guess. I am strongly suspecting that this is actually haunted. It looks quite spooky anyway, and I thought I would upload the last picture I took of it, to mark this early countdown to Halloween.