I know this is a gardening blog but it’s hard to live here in Salem without blogging about Halloween.
Halloween takes on a life of it’s own in Salem. There’s just nothing else like it.
Here’s a few before photos from my early morning walk when I dropped off my girls at work this morning.
If you happen to be here and see a very pretty girl selling tickets for the Salem Trolley say hi for me! There’s also a beautiful little blonde girl and a handsome twenty year old boy whom I know very well working at the Witch Museum .
This is where they’ll be. I love the way the SWM provides cover for guests who are waiting for their tour.
Just down the street, this colonial home is ready for a pirate invasion.
Restrooms are available, sort of, if you can stand this sort of thing..
The food on the Common is good to go. I think that most of these vendors came straight down from the Topsfield fair, so it’s fair food if you don’t want to wait in line at one of the restaurants.
Same with the carnival… left the fair and arrived in Salem a day later.
The Hawthorne is barricaded to prevent damage..
Front Street is quiet… now…..with very cute ghosts in the windows…made from lanterns… Store windows are dressed everywhere… The hats are ready! This scene will be very different in a few hours!Here they come!
Wow – you are right – it does take on a life. Compared to that quaint little town we visited it is like a carnival. Visitors must be good for the town coffers though. 🙂
Lovely to see your town! How quiet it is … for now!