Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Making Something

Koi at Houston's Restaurant

Boz and I took a walk last evening and got a look at some of the Halloween decorations going up in the neighborhood. Some people do the same thing every year. (If it works, don't fix it, right?) Some people try new things. It's fun to see folks being creative.

So far the Pumpkin God has not appeared. I hope he does. He's my favorite. But that display is a lot of work and maybe his creator wants to try something new this year. Or maybe he'd rather put up nothing at all. I don't blame him. I usually stick a couple of gourds on the front steps, and rarely do they even get carved.

I guess people are creative in different ways. There's the chef, the painter, the tailor, the interior designer, the architect, the gardener--these people do things I envy. Then again, I'm glad I get to take pictures and write stories. (And as soon as my talents make me enough money to hire all the aforementioned people, then perhaps I can stop envying their talents so damned much)

Sometimes I do the same thing because I know it works. Sometimes, I like to shake it up.

15 comments:

dive said...

That's beautiful, Petrea. I have no idea what it is, though.

Shell Sherree said...

Very pretty fish ~ it looks abstract here. I'm glad you made a photo of it, Petrea. Halloween isn't a holiday I've ever decorated for, but maybe I will this year just for something completely different. Or at least I can make some pumpkin scones.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You write with great humor, Petrea. I hope that you will show us some of the creations in posts to come, with your drole comments of course!

altadenahiker said...

Very cool photo. I had pumpkin vines all over my backyard this summer, and out of the mess I got 1-1/2 pumpkins. After all that, you bet I'm going to carve them. And they won't have triangle eyes, either.

Petrea said...

I'm glad you don't know what it is, Dive. There's no need, is there?

Halloween is very popular in the States, Shell. I guess it's not the same elsewhere, but we have a good time with it.

Thank you, Genie. I plan to show some decorations if I get the good shots (and if I come up with anything interesting to say about them).

Hiker, I'll be trick-or-treating at your house.

pasadenapio said...

That is beautifully eerie.

Margaret said...

My gosh! That photo is fantastic! I've grown pumpkins, but they never do well.

Bellis said...

Your photo would make a great silk scarf.

Petrea said...

That fish practically is a silk scarf. I couldn't capture any of them in any kind of realism. They just had to undulate.

Susan Campisi said...

I hope the Pumpkin God makes an appearance this year. I would like to see that.

Beautiful photo.

Petrea said...

Merci, Susan.

Virginia said...

Dive and i are on the same page. Maybe we don't need to know what the hell it is. I just think it is very cool and leaves a lot to my imagination, well what's left of it.
V

PS i haven't asked about Bozerino lately. Give him a big smoochie smooch from me.

Latino Heritage said...

Very Bosch-like.

Petrea said...

Boz is as cuddly and petulant as ever, Virginia.

LH, I should have named my dog Bosch.

Ms M said...

Very ghostly -- and enchanting. Maybe it's a pumpkin spirit....