Happy Halloween 2017

Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.”

Gotta love some Shakespeare (that excerpt is from Macbeth), Happy Halloween everyone! If you're anything like me Halloween is without question your favorite holiday. Christmas, Thanksgiving, even a birthday has got nothing on this spooky night. It might be the single best day of the year. What's not to like? Candy, costumes, scary movies and stories, and don't forget the pumpkins. Bring out the ghouls and goblins, the tricks and the treats.

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Tonight is a night of scary movies, scary stories, creepy moods, and spooky vibes. What do you have going on tonight? Any Halloween traditions that you try to stick with every year? For me, carving a pumpkin or two is an absolute must. Something about a giant orange squash with a classic jack-o'-lantern face lit up by a candle is my quintessential Halloween experience. Plus historically on this night I do let myself enjoy a bit too much candy haha.

This year I wanted to get outside while the weather was decent and capture some Halloween images like I've never done before. I knew right away that the accompanying pumpkin was going to be perfect for this set and booyah I was right! One thing I will admit, I definitely underestimated how much a jack-o'-lantern weighs haha (a large pumpkin as it turns out, is pretty heavy).

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Whatever you're up to tonight, I hope that you have a magical Halloween full of plenty of tricks and plenty of treats. Hopefully there is a scary movie or story for you tonight. I know that with Halloween this year falling on a Tuesday evening many people are going to be taking it easy rather than partying. Enjoy your evening and get ready for the trick or treaters!

The wind outside nested in each tree, prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats.
Tom Skelton shivered. Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows' Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades. From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked.”

-Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree