We haven't been doing a lot of Halloween decorating here. Halloween is not really celebrated here, as it is in North America. Although the stores are more and more catching on to the trend, it tends to be more about a fun and decorative thing here.
But the other day my sister came over with this bag of fluffy, cute, crocheted pumpkins she'd made and wanted me to photograph them. Of course I wanted it to be in a slightly different environment and since the weather has been very sunny lately, with crisp colors and clear skies,
I thought the beach would be the perfect spot.
So I dragged all the pumpkins and a chair down to the beach, to give this photo shoot a try. But we all know that with beautiful Autumn days, you sometimes get these very cold and brisk Autumn winds. And it was one of those days.
But I was determined to make this work and most of it went really well... until this one situation; I had placed the chair close to the water, with the two bigger pumpkins on the seat, and I was really getting in to my photo mode, when I saw through the lens, how the chair and pumpkins got knocked over by the wind.
For a moment I just stood still and watched the situation unfold...until I realized how fast the wind had made these crocheted pumpkins accelerate over the sand and towards the sea. And my only thought was; how was I ever going to explain to my sister, that the crocheted pumpkins, which she had spent a lot of time making, just suddenly had disappeared and sat sail for greener pastures.
So I sprinted...and my high school memories of the 60 meter race, which I did fairly well back then, came back to me, clear as it was yesterday, and carried me up to a speed, that I don't remember having reached, in any situation, over the last 15 years.
And I won. I tackled those furry pumpkins, rescued them from the cold sea and carried them back to safety, thinking that I probably shouldn't tell my sister about this.
She would never ever, trust me with her creations again :)
May you all have a fun and scary Halloween.
/Annika & Sussi