People in costume:
Dogs in costume:
A house up the road had an interesting doorman:
(It's a bit hard to see - but he's a lifesize "Uncle Festor" holding a lightpost.)
And I picked up a broom at a shop on the street where the market was being held. The proprietor had all her seasonal items half off. Beau approved after a close inspection.
In keeping with the theme of the day, I embraced the oddness and headed to a cemetary above the next town that a friend had told me about. A tiny thing, surrounded by houses and orchards, the cemetary had some interesting headstones (not to mention plenty of heaving and cracks - I was a little worried about falling under in places!)
If anyone has any insight into the symbols on the stones, I'd be interested to know more. For example, is Gladys here a Pagan? Mason? Who else uses pentagrams? Underneath her dates, is the word "Mizpah." I found this page where that word is explained.
How about this one? Looks like cash to me, but with an extra line thrown in, it starts to look like a cell/prison. Thoughts of Ebeneezer Scrooge abound.
All in all, not a fruitful farmers market, but a very interesting day nonetheless. I think I may bundle up on my couch, grab some snacks and watch a creepy movie, just to tie it all together.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!