Halloween and Thanksgiving are – hands down- my favorite holidays of the year. And, after our weird “do we or don’t we?” Halloween in 2020, Dr. Fauci gave the “all clear” sign for 2021 and it was great to see kids in costume and back on the streets of Belmont on Sunday evening. If there were masks, they were the scary kind…and that’s all right by me.
The trick or treating was just the latest sign that things are kind of sort of returning to normal. But, like most other things these days, Halloween 2021 wasn’t really all that normal: what with random downpours and a crazy, amazing double rainbow earlier in the day. (See below.)
I’ve pulled together some highlights from Belmont Halloween 2021 here: the amazing skeleton displays on Hillcrest Ave and a slideshow of carved pumpkins from around town. (Thanks to all the folks who shared pumpkin photos with me on Facebook.)
Great job to all those who helped keep the Halloween Spirit (pun) alive and well in the Town of (Spooky) Homes this year!
I love the smell of pumpkin guts in the morning. It smells like…Halloween. And also “my childhood.” In any case, carving up pumpkins is a big part of the joy of Halloween and one of the few purely creative, expressive outlets that harried, anxious suburban adults have. That’s why I think we really need to celebrate the pumpkin carvings we find out and about on Halloween. Here are some great examples seen on the doorsteps and porches of Belmont this Octobe
Skeletons in the House on Hillcrest
The annual skeleton display on Hillcrest Road has become a Halloween tradition. This year’s collection didn’t disappoint. While last year’s was very “COVID-themed” (as you’d expect), this year’s collection definitely had some fun with the pandemic, but also tipped the hat to the Netflix feel-good series Ted Lasso and the ubiquitous Zoom teleconference platform. Check out the Hillcrest displays in the slideshow below.