Juan V came over to work with me in my garden yesterday and we put up my Halloween decorations. After we finished Juan V took a few “aerial” photographs of my space for me, and I’ve included one of them in the series of images with this post. Juan’s image is the first one seen here, but I’ve “highlighted” it with a black square for purposes of the content in today’s posting.
The vantage point in the aforementioned image features how we decorated one of my urban hedges, hedges which are an essential for a New York City garden such as mine, where the proximity of neighbors warrants having a hedge — if privacy is to be had in the garden.
The other images included with this entry were taken by yours truly, and they show a few details of our decor “interacting” with my Aloe plant as well as my Rubus calycinoides (AKA Creeping Raspberry OR Ornamental Raspberry).
Decorating my garden for the seasons is something I enjoy, and I dare say my flowers, herbs, plants, shrubs, trees and vines are happy to be part of the fanfare as evidenced by former entries here on tumblr and TLLG’s Blogger pages.
This is the first year birds, such as Cam (a cardinal), and her daughter, house finches, and mourning doves, as well as an occasional blue jay, have visited my garden. Therefore I was a bit concerned the decorations might frighten them, but all the birds (except for the blue jay) have returned as they seem to enjoy trick or treating — or at least that’s what they chirped about when they were discussing what to be for Halloween, as I mentioned on TLLG’s Facebook Page yesterday October 10, 2012).
In any event, despite the fact that I do enjoy preparing my garden for a holiday, I don’t like to do it so early! After all, Halloween is twenty days from today, and even though a few homes in my hood have put up Halloween decorations, I don’t want to rush the holiday.
However, as a designer of greeting cards that go beyond communication, invitations that enhance any occasion, and event program covers that preserve a moment in time, I must decorate in advance, as quite often my garden is the subject of the images I use for the “products” I create.
If you are interested in getting any of my Halloween cards you can view the selections of cards that I have designed for Halloween via the Card Shoppe Pages of my web-site Patricia Youngquist Photo-Art. A link to the specific location for these cards within the Card Shoppe Pages may be found by clicking here. They are only available in boxed sets on the Internet due to shipping regulations.