Here is a cool picture of it against the clouding up sky. It is actually supposed to rain this weekend. Which would be good I guess. I think this picture makes it look like my house is flying on the broom. I suppose it would like that. Maybe not though, not all houses have wanderlust, thank goodness.
The other perma-decoration is the gigantic grapevine wreath my mom made for me from her grape trimmings. It is kind of an oval, pretty loosely woven with lots of spaces to tuck stuff in. Last year I filled it up with bay leaves for the winter holidays, it looked really pretty, but of course has turned brown and decrepit just in time for Halloween. Doesn't it look spooky? I hadn't noticed that until today. The Indian corn is from some Thanksgiving decorations that got ruined by water spillage during construction, so I stuck them in there for more "atmosphere".
I was thinking I'd burn the dried out bay leaves as part of a Samhain fire ritual. If it is safe to have a fire by that point, that is.