Very interesting perspective : "creation, the evolution of an idea or thought"A while back someone posed a question to me; I must admit I had to stop and think about it for a few months. The question was "are you a haunter" and my reply is no. I know what your thinking, you build props and display them for Halloween so your a haunter. I don't see it that way. I am many things but a haunter I am not. I consider myself an "obscure artist" which is one who uses unusual art materials (skulls, bones, pieces of dead wood and other "organic" materials, some paint, a touch of malevolence) sculpts it into a frightening creation and then breathes life into it. I simply use Halloween as my "gallery" for display, it gives it more meaning. Many pieces I have created have never been displayed, they don't even exist anymore. For me it's about the process, the creation, the evolution of an idea or thought. So the question is "Do you Consider Yourself to be a Haunter ?"
That's exactly how I feel about my garden. Everything in the front garden is meticulously mulched, pruned, fertilized & grown for a burst of autumnal colors. I even grow mini pumpkins up the trees so that when the leaves fall off ~ you can see the little pumpkins hanging like ornaments. The pomegranate tree fruit ripens to a deeper red during October. Then we sit outside drinking pomegranate Margaritas while enjoying the garden graveyard.
In the end, I am not a Haunter - I'm an October Gardener