Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. As a child, my parents made sure Halloween was a special time. Mom crafted homemade costumes every year. Dad helped us carve spooky faces in pumpkins. And we plastered the downstairs windows with Hallmark cardboard ghosts and witches.
These days, I don't don a costume every year, but do still decorate my Hamptons house and garden. This year, I found this concrete-looking Jack-o'-lantern. It's actually a terracotta shell covered with a stone/concrete plaster on the outer surfaces. It has a wonderful aged appearance, looking like it has been sitting in my garden for years. The inside terracotta walls produce an orange glow when illuminated by a candle.
Thought is was a perfect garden "statue" to ward off evil spirits (and maybe a few voles) on this All Hallow's Eve.