As the leaves turn colour and tumble to earth, Hallows’ Eve approaches once more, the grand event of the season. Candy, costumes, parties. And with it my new employer in Ottawa, SSi Micro, arrange a staff pumpkin carving contest where contestants must some how work “SSi” (not Psi Ψ) logo/initials into the pumpkin. Do you see it?
The leaves fall, though more slowly for some trees than others, as though they are not yet ready to yield to the coming winter. A reluctance shared by many. This autumn has been very wet, with a heady scent of damp earth and fallen leaves that waft morning and night. And with the autumn comes Hallow’s Eve and a pumpkin carving.
The leaves have almost completed their tumble to oblivion, Winter’s chill can be felt creeping closer, and Hallows’ Eve has come once more! Happy Birthday! to Mum, “la Sorcière”.
- noun: daemon; plural noun: daemons; noun: daimon; plural noun: daimons
- (in ancient Greek belief) a divinity or supernatural being of a nature between gods and humans.
- an inner or attendant spirit or inspiring force.
synonyms: numen, genius, genius loci, inspiring force, attendant spirit, tutelary spirit, demon
“it must have been a magnificent daemon that inhabited the heart and soul of this artist”
- archaic spelling of demon.
I really should have posted these back when we had a second rare snowfall in Cannes back in February. I guess I was hoping there might be a third occurrence to wrap up the winter, but unfortunately no joy. Still I wanted to archive these as they’re so pretty.