an october saturday in salem
(i know the date above says 21 october, but this is ALL from 20 october AND i am writing it on 20 october)
salem is in full halloween mode. i happen to adore halloween. i love the dress up, the candy, the scary stories and i, living in a tourist town like salem, welcome the people and delight in the child-like thrill in the visitors faces! this is a time in our town that is the great divider: those that love the season and all it brings and those who want to kick out everyone who doesn’t live here. i am of the first order: the more the merrier.
i moved to salem in 1987 and more than me choosing salem, it chose me. it drew me in and i am not even a witch (that’s a joke, folks. Pagans lighten up). i loved the atmosphere, the sea, the small city feel. i loved that everything was at my finger tips. i came from my hometown of boston, which may be small, but salem is much cozier and, though i couldn’t live on the shore or by the park in boston, i could do that here! so i drink in that honky tonk tourist season with pleasure and i welcome every one with open arms!!! just be prepared to drive around for a long time to find a parking space!!!
today i went downtown to meet up with my niece and to take some photos. the photos are a mixture of the fun of salem (costumed people) and the beauty:
all photos shot with my canon 60d using my 100mm f2.8 lens. and a good time was had by all!