mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

All the leaves are... green, actually

A very slow autumn, this. Yes, the locusts went yellow weeks ago, and the occasional maple is doing its maple-ish thing, but there's not only a lot of leaves still on the trees, the leaves have barely faded. I contrast this with the recent Hallowe'en that sticks most in memory, that of 2012, when the leaves fell in the unceasing pre- mid- and post-Sandy rain, forming a thick soggy carpet on all the streets. Probably I remember it so well because I was for once out in it, tromping about Toronto with G. in the days before the 31st, in chronic wet shoes.

But tonight was dry and clear, and the yellow leaves glowed in the street lamps as I biked around, looking at decorated houses and dodging invisible parties of trick or treaters. I know it's cold and I know dark winter coats don't show the dirt, but parents, seriously: if you can't give your kid a white costume, put blinky cat ears on them, or strings of fairy lights, and do it for yourself as well. You really have no idea how much you blend into the night.
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