Preparations for Halloween have been happening since school began two months ago and have intensified this past week with decorations beginning to appear in greater number in people's yards.
The artist was completely engaged in what he was doing.
I hung about for a bit, pretended my camera needed fiddling with, was hoping someone would come out and start to rake the leaves or something and we could have a chat about this most original expression of Halloween.
Maybe someone with an up-to-date press card came along and knocked on the door and - got the story. I hope so.
Say, maybe one of my grandkids has journalist ink in his veins (or his grandmother's nosiness curiosity) and would trick-or-treat with some questions.