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Halloween 2011: Part One

Posted by: Maggie

Okay so I’m going to ease into this getting back to posting thing with a couple image heavy, commentary very light, posts!

p.s. I realize this post is very, very late, but at least I’m posting about Halloween before Thanksgiving!

We started celebrating Halloween the weekend before. We spent a day carving pumpkins and then went to check out some child-friendly and free haunted houses!

First we hit The House At Haunted Hill in Woodland Hills. It’s a really amazing yard and window display with a talking pumpkin as the narrator and projected images telling a story. It was very cool.

After that we headed to Boney Island in Sherman Oaks. It’s another amazing yard display featuring a cast of skeletons performing in various side shows. Including a musical cauldron water show! I was very impressed.

Up next, Halloween!

More Pumpkin Fun – Underwood Family Farms

Posted by: Maggie

It was cooler that week, which helped as we attempted another pumpkin patch visit. It also helped that we went at sunset rather than the middle of the day.

A client had just booked a pumpkin patch shoot for the following weekend and I always try to scout a new location ahead of time at the time of day I plan to shoot. We had also heard great things about Underwood Family Farm’s Harvest Festival so we went to check it out.

Because we went on a weekday, most of the festival activities weren’t happening. But we still enjoyed wandering the corn maze, checking out the pumpkins and visiting the farm animals.

Spiders and Pumpkins

Posted by: Maggie

I love any kind of celebration, especially holidays. So I always start celebrating as early as possible. This year, we started our Autumn and Halloween celebrating on the very first day of October with a trip to the Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum.

I was less nervous going in than I was last year. As I mentioned in last year’s post, I have a real insect phobia, I get nervous, my heart starts to race, and my palms sweat when I look at a picture of an insect. I was okay last year, so I wasn’t worried about being able to handle being in a greenhouse with spiders loose everywhere this year. And I did just fine. I mean, I was a little nervous, but not really scared.

The next day we headed over to our local pumpkin patch, Lombardi Ranch, to pick out our pumpkins.

It was about 100 degrees out so we didn’t stay long. We just grabbed a quick pony ride, picked out our pumpkins and that was it. But don’t worry we got some more pumpkin patch fun in another time. I’ll post that trip next week!

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