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September 28, 2016 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Scary Organics

As the leaf turns, thoughts naturally grow towards outfits.

Pointedly unperturbed by snickers over last year’s efforts, the search is on for this year’s party attire.

Natural is best. Going green. Nothing wrong with found materials constructions. A challenge, but they are up to it.

So far some ideas planted for Halloween capers:

Totally taken by Madame de Pompadour and Queen Marie Antoinette’s portrait

Look at that woman's hairdo! Queen Marie-Antoinette (1790s - Kucharsky/USPD: artist life/

Pretty good replication of that hair and lace ruffle, yes?

 Ambitious plant's Halloween costume inspired by Marie Antoinette. ALL rights reserved. NO permissions granted. Copyrighted

plant Halloween costume inspired by Marie Antoinette. ©

Some cultivate a more modern look. That Punk rocker hairstyle tends to stick around.

Three men in punk rocker gear..Japanese punk rockers 2012 (image by missile/

This natural, organic interpretation is in its’ early stages. Not gelled yet:

Plant experimenting with Punk rocker Halloween costume. ALL rights reserved. NO permissions granted. Copyrighted

Plant punk. (A bit tame, since probably worried the gardener  won’t like it. Chop chop could prune all party aspirations.)©

Others are still crisp with enthusiasm for Star Wars Characters like Chewbacca.

Halloween costume. Star Wars. Chewbacca. (Mens costume-OSF) from

Oh, sorry, Didn’t mean to intrude. Some costumes take a little longer to gather together, but you get the general idea.

Spiky plant wearing brown leaves as HAlloween costume. ALL rights reserved. NO permissions granted. Copyrighted

Wait! Wait! I don’t have it all on yet! No peeking. WIP. ©

Fertile thinking, recycling natural, and organic materials are good for the pocketbook and the environment.

But seriously, we spend enough feeding and nurturing these plants, now they want Halloween costumes, too?

That’s getting a bit spooky…

Have they been wondering about their rooted heritage or watching “Little Shop of Horrors” one time too many?

All treats and no tricks here. Have some mulch.

Going to seed,

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

More about pruning a sharp crop:  “To the Point. Faulty Logic”, or  “Getting to the Point”

OMG.They are auditioning bands for their holiday party! 









  1. Anne Mehrling / Sep 28 2016 9:09 am

    I’m glad you were “pointedly unperturbed by snickers over last year’s efforts”. I wasn’t disturbed by Snickers, either, just opened the wrappers and ate them! I liked your plant ideas — most amusing!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 28 2016 3:08 pm

      Sad truth that we ususally buy one Snickers bag to hold back…not in case of overload of trick or treaters, but for us. You can’t have Halloween without consuming candy – it’s written down somewher – we’ll monitor food intake later. Thanks for unwrapping a comment to leave as a treat


  2. Ally Bean / Sep 28 2016 11:25 am

    Now I thought for sure you were going to explain the nature of The Donald’s hairstyle. We all know that it’s scary. Certainly there’s some old plant somewhere with an orange flower sporting long twisted leaves above it. 😉

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 28 2016 3:21 pm

      It brings up memories of b/w Saturday afternoon movies..the really bad ones…”Attack of the 50 foot Woman” and the like. Shier…remember “The Hand?” Hope the mop is not like that! Thanks for scaring up a comment

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  3. RKLikesReeses / Sep 28 2016 1:43 pm

    Oooo! Love this! 🙂


  4. Kate Crimmins / Sep 28 2016 3:00 pm

    Snickers? I love snickers!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 28 2016 3:27 pm

      Me, too. Any kind of snickers – laughing ones or chewy ones. Both pretty sweet! (Not so big on knickers, though) Thanks for unwrapping a comment to leaf

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  5. sustainabilitea / Sep 28 2016 3:36 pm

    I enjoy a good Snicker now and then but prefer Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I would be perfectly happy without Halloween at all or more happy if homemade treats were allowed. When selecting candy, I always go for the types that I’ll be happy to consume if there are any left, all in the name of ecology and recycling, of course.



  6. shoreacres / Sep 28 2016 8:00 pm

    The Donald’s hair? I have the perfect natural analogy. Dare we follow the metaphorical trail provided by the asp?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 29 2016 7:24 am

      Oh, super and super creepy.
      There was a “Hand” version with the plot involving a pianist who’s hand was cut off and it crept around NYC and performance stages – that one always totally gives me shivers.
      Thanks for planting a invasive species image


  7. Audrey Kalman / Sep 29 2016 10:58 am

    I love how the plant life is imitating the humans. Oh wait–I think it’s the other way around. Great photos. And a good reminder for the parents who may feel compelled to rush to the racks of the local Target in search of the perfect costume for their little darlings… only to find all the other goblins similarly attired and the planet much poorer for another seasonal bulge of consumption and waste.


  8. The Coastal Crone / Sep 30 2016 3:40 pm

    Halloween will be here before we know it. Have skipped buying Halloween candy for the past year or two as we had fewer kids and we were left to consume the Snickers. Loved “Poison Ivy.”

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 30 2016 3:57 pm

      I think we had 3 trick or treaters last year. So we bought some nicer treats as we knew those little neighbors would be by…and, darn, had to eat the rest ourselves.
      Back when songs were funny and delightful for all ages to shriek out loud…especially good for car trips without AC…
      Thanks for harvesting a comment to leave


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