Nothing says Halloween quite like a chainsaw.
Except maybe a chainsaw and a Jason mask.
And a monster.
Dexie looks scared!
If a tree falls
in out of the forest, into your yard and you happen to catch the moment from your kitchen window on a foggy October morning, does is make a sound is that spooky or what?!
We didn’t cut this tree down, it just fell. Right here:
Right next to the fire pit!
Not the picture of health:
What’s spooky about a ferris wheel?
Well maybe not spooky but the Spy definitely looks concerned.
Creepy looking frog!
Friday night while were watching the Cardinals win (woo! Hello World Series!), during the commercials we switched over to Storage Wars. The show is an ideal example of gloriously bad reality television. I don’t like any of the other storage/treasure hunter/trash picker type shows, but I do like Storage Wars. For one reason: Barry Weiss. As we were watching the show the Spy (he’s eight) suddenly blurted out,
“Barry can get along with everyone.”
Yes, yes he can! The guy is always silly and hilarious in a manner that never abandons respect for others. So what on earth does Barry Weiss have to do with Halloween, much less gardening? He always wears skeleton gloves! Ooo spooky! But what does Barry Weiss have to do with Spy Garden?
Spy Garden is all about learning new things, investigating the unknown. Taking a closer look at things. Which Barry always does. Unique tools, strange musical instruments, striking sculptures, vibrant art. Barry always investigates the people and stories behind the coolest “treasures” from his storage lockers. The real treasure isn’t about the objects at all but the quest in learning new things. Which is what this site is all about. That, and an appreciation for a witty (and/or silly!) one-liner.
The moss ball is turning into a pumpkin!
Our garden is simply “the garden”. We don’t actually call it Spy Garden in real life. Spy Garden is the website our garden would create if it had opposable thumbs and was able to get up and go explore the world from time to time. Is an anthropomorphic garden spooky?
Gourds at our grocery store:
Serpents! Behind you!
The same variety, Serpente di Sicilia gourd, that we grew in our garden: seen here at our grocery!
Onions! Jaune Paille des Vertus
Teepee (can you spot the serpent gourds?)
October is the best!