Naturally, I had to find something in the garden that reflects today’s festivities – this Birch “spider” seemed to fit the bill…

Halloween Spider

Halloween (All Hallows Eve) may have it’s roots in the old Celtic festival of Samhain (sow-in) Gaelic for “end of summer” signifying the end of harvest and preparing for winter. In the past the Church would have held a vigil and fast before the feast-day – now we just feast! The potato harvest is still going on here but the weather is certainly cooler, so maybe they knew a thing or two!