(Aside to Mr. Pensato: I’ve been doing a bit more work on Blinky.)
PS: I’m in the process of moving my photos off Flickr and onto my own personal site (ie, this one). So I’m not going to lose sleep over the whole “your photos are getting deleted” thing. Let me know if you’re interested in the simple WordPress plugin I’ve built in order to pull my photos.
I could see them already while I was still in the city. By the time I got to my nice, dark spot, this is what I could photograph:
They stretched from the northeast to the southwest. They were bright enough for a while that I could watch them dancing with the naked eye. The last time I remember seeing them this bright, I was a teenager in Ste. Rose, lying on the grass, looking up.
Butterfly [A little girl in purple. It was her first Hallowe’en, I’m guessing, since her mom was videotaping the whole thing, and, as she walked away from my door, I heard her say, I got candy!]
Princess w/ parka [because this is Canada]
Baby [ie, no costume]
Nerd [with a big wad of tape holding her glasses together at the nose — oh, the memories]
Black Queen [Spades? Clubs?]
Burlesque Hat Gal [Couldn’t see much costume — parka — but she had one one of those miniature top hats burlesque performers wear (fascinators?)]
Princess in parka
Zombie [These last two were quite a bit older — late teens — and showed up just before 9 o’clock]
At 9:45PM I shut off the outside lights and called it a night.
And now, if you’ll pardon me, there’s a Wunderbar with my name on it. Mmmmmmmm, leftover candy.