Rushing the seasons

Posted on October 7, 2011


Homecoming is upon us once again.  It may look as if the elk in front of the Alden State Bank is wearing a Halloween costume, but that would be silly.  He’s wearing a football jersey.  This is, after all, Spirit Week in Elk Rapids.

But the orange and black motif got me thinking.  Not a moment too soon to plan for Halloween I always say.  (I start saying that in August, on account of I love Halloween.)  Katherine has chosen her costume.  She wrote, Here’s what I’d go as for Halloween… I love the “hair.”

I’ve been AWOL lately, but I did bring you back a little present.  Remember visiting the chestnut orchard and learning about heartnuts?  Well, I found some heartnuts down at Bargy’s of all places.  Happy Valentine’s Day (really, really early):

I have another surprise for you, too, but I’m not ready to tell you about it yet.  These secret faces are clues.