A Halloween Walk

On Friday night, the evening of Halloween, it was still raining (as it had all day). My children, however, still wanted to go out trick-or-treating. Dressing up warmly, we headed out. On our evening walk in the neighbourhood, we looked out for entrances that were lit with lights and jack o’lanterns.

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A welcoming entrance. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

As my children walked up to the many entrances, we admired the decorations that had been set out by the home owners.

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Welcome to my parlour! © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

We enjoyed the many pumpkin carvings. I appreciated the carvings depicting a scene from Gulliver’s Travels:

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A depiction of Gulliver’s Travels. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The one entrance we visited was surrounded by the beauty of Fall leaves. The entrance did not look so spooky to me – instead it seemed to be welcoming.

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An Autumnal entrance. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Not at all like this little ghost:

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Boo! © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Or these skulls that littered one sidewalk:

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A cluster of skulls. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

One woman’s Halloween decorations were purple-inspired. As you can guess, I loved it!

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Purple-inspired decorations. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

This family had done a lot of pumpkin carving:

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A cluster of jck o’lanterns. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

My daughters enjoyed the silhouettes of the characters from Monster’s University as seen in the window of this home:

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Monster Silhouettes. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

And yet some more jack o’lanterns:

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Jack o’lanterns. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

This spooky entrance caught my eye – the decorations were shown through the entrance windows of a house.

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A spooky entrance. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

We particularly liked this carving:

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A three tier jack o’lantern. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Spiderwebs and cobwebs abounded as did skeletons, spiders and bats.

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A cobwebby entrance. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

We expected the skeleton lying in the driveway to move – and then realised we had the wrong house. Maybe those homeowners had moved away?

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Skeleton Bones. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

This pumpkin pair had their orange guts spilled out onto the walkway.

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Spilled orange guts. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I hope you enjoyed a little of the Halloween sights we enjoyed on our walk. I always enjoy looking at the decorations and the children’s costumes. Sadly the weather this year prevented me from seeing the little goblins and witches in their full regalia.


Did you go on a Halloween walk this year?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post is linked to Jo’s Monday Walk)

41 thoughts on “A Halloween Walk

    1. That is exactly what it felt like Mihrank. Each house that we approached had decorated differently in their own unique way. It was fun to look at what had been laid out.


        1. I don’t have a flash either. But this year’s pictures came out better than the one’s I took with my camera last year. May be time to get a new camera 🙂


  1. A lot of time and effort went into those great decorations, and very imaginative too, I liked the spooky scene through the glass doors, well set up.
    Halloween is not much of an event here in Australia, but a few kids do go trick or treating,
    Enjoyed the pics of your Halloween night Colline.


  2. What an imaginative lot of neighbours you have – some great decorations here – great photos too! I went out with my two granddaughters but the rain and snow flakes eventually drove us back home – so nice to see the enjoyment kids get from this night though.


  3. How great that so many in your area decorate their yards and walks for Halloween. Few do it in my neighborhood and this year not one child came to my door. School, church, and private parties have replaced Trick or Treat. Thank goodness I bought candy that I like. Wouldn’t want it to go to waste. 🙂


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