September 20th, we strolled after breakfast at our favorite cafe. I was astounded to see this enormous decoration 41 full days before the event. Is it my imagination, or are holidays arriving earlier each year?
Like many people in the US, I like Halloween and Día de los Muertos. However, when the local thrift shop opened its costume section in August for the orange and black holiday, it seemed a wee tad early. Monday 9/27, I saw enormous boxes of pumpkins, one meter to a side, at the grocery store. Maybe the plan is I’ll have to buy two? We’ll carve one now, set it out, mold will overcome it and a squirrel will eat it for breakfast. Back to the store for another.
I enjoy seeing hand crafted seasonal yard decorations the most. Here are two favorite examples from last year; pumpkins by Mother Nature and clever carvers.
Dear readers, how early is too early? Or are holidays welcome whenever they arrive?