|Off to see the monsters
||[Oct. 5th, 2014|09:41 am]
Every year, the picturesque little town of Elora puts up an impressive display of monster statuary throughout October. A local man creates them, and has added to them every year. They hang from light fixtures and show up in the town square.
We (Me, Koray and Elizabeth) got there a bit too early in the month, it seems, for there were only a handful of the sculptures in place. Still, it was a dark and cold night, with a storm churning on the horizon. It was all very Bradburian.
As October progresses, more statues like these show up on roofs, lamp posts, trees, and in the stores of shops.
Elora is most famous for the vast gorge that slices the town in two, and for the crumbling 19th century mill works and factories near the waterfall. It is a naturally spooky place.
Sadly, after about 30 minutes of sight seeing, the skies opened up with freezing sleet, and we ran back to the van. Velvet is off on a road trip this weekend with Shavastak. Hopefully they had better weather. And our youngest, Claire, spent the night in a tent at Brownie camp. I'm glad she packed an extra blanket.