Hefty round hay bales morph into giant spiders with eight-foot legs and menacing scowls.
Wagons filled with hay, ready to roll, carry stuffed passengers dressed in wildly assorted costumes.
Trees drape with scraggly witches and dark eyed ghosts that screech and flutter in the chilly breeze.
Ghouls dangle a hangman's noose and guard the front gate rattling cornstalk arms like sabers.
Pumpkins perch on fence posts and mailboxes, and stack on porches, and glow in windows with warm toothy grins as if to dispel any fright.
Like for no other holiday or festival, country folks revel in the Halloween season with playful, artful enthusiasm.
Title: © Cornstalks and Pumpkins. r0768-31
Series: Road Scenes
Location: Cr 610 near Bula
Goochland County, Va.
Date: Tuesday 22 November 1994