The trick was to get the lighting right; the treat was to drink the wine! All this while answering the door and doling out Reese’s treats to the almost 50 trick or treaters I had. I know only because I bought a bag of 50 pieces and when I decided to turn out the light and concentrate on my photo shoot, I had only 3 pieces left. So, to be more accurate, 47 trick or treaters; actually 48. One little kid turned his back in because he has a peanut allergy. Poor little kid.
The wine featured in the ghoulish wine glass is, appropriately for Halloween, Ghost Pines, my new favorite red blend from Louis Martini Winery. I had intended to show the label but I didn’t really want to spend all evening fiddling. My fake spider webs look really lame but I think the Edgar Allen Poe book, “Forty-Two Tales,” is appropriate for this day. I love reading Edgar Allen Poe tales. And the Vincent Price movie version of “The Pit and the Pendulum” remains one of the scariest movies I have ever seen. The photo isn’t one of my better efforts, but I still haven’t eaten dinner yet and I think it’s time I had something a bit more substantial than Ghost Pines red blend, however delightful a treat it may be.