An eye out for Creepy

I went looking for Halloween this morning. I think I found it. Tupelo (Nyssa Sylvatica) and a Cottonwood in the distance

Mary’s Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) is dressed in red rags for the costume party. And the Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus) looked like a legion of ghouls advancing out of the mist…Jerusalem artichokes - Helianthus tuberosus

Creepy lives in the weeping trees.

Weeping European beech - Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula’Weeping European beech - Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula’ - a haunt-able treeWeeping Pagoda Tree armsWeeping Pagoda Tree - Sophora japonica ‘Pendula’

The family might not have actually buried their dogs in the Bosquet but the terriers are still chasing squirrels here – I could sense it.pet cemetary

There are days for Mothers, Grandparents, Secretaries – and Goblins! Today is the day to celebrate your inner goblin and look for Creepy in your garden too – Happy Halloween!Common witch hazel - Hamamelis virginiana

3 thoughts on “An eye out for Creepy

  1. I think you did find it! Love your misty morn photos and the twisted trees. Witch hazel is dressed in her finest! The artichokes look particularly ratty!

  2. Very fun–looks like we have more candidates for the Dr. Suess Garden, here! Is the witch hazel flowering now? I must go look in the woods….

  3. Layanee, I had the best walk that morning!

    Jodi, Dr. Suess is everywhere! Common witch hazel (Hamemelis virginiana) blooms now – even before all its leaves have dropped – the other ones (like H. japonica, H.x intermedia, H. mollis, etc) bloom mid-late winter. (There’s nothing like the surprise of a shrub that looks fire-lit that time of year!)

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