Thursday, October 30, 2008
The town of Elora, Ontario has been decorated elaborately for Halloween. Gauze covered fabric mache and wire figures have been placed on buildings and along the street. The large spider web is adjacent to the visitor's centre. I was there in the afternoon but after dark the creations are lighted which adds greatly to their ghostly effect.
I haven't taken many pictures of creeping things. I would rather look for birds, butterflies and above ground mammals and leave rock flipping, swamp exploration and dark corners to others. But knowledge does displace fear. I have learned a lot from other bloggers about various insects, spiders and reptiles and my disgust for some things has decreased with an increased understanding of their place in nature.
People can have fun with their fears and phobias at this time of year. So here are two creepy pictures I took this summer. If you notice the pine needles beside the snake you will realize how small it really was. And I will leave the size of the spider to your imagination...