Australians don't tend to decorate their houses for Halloween...
perhaps understandable, as it is Springtime here...
the jacarandas are in sumptuous purple bloom all over the city,
and there is nary an Autumn leaf to be seen.
Here are some photos I took a few years ago in Canada:
My daughter and her little boy, trick or treating..
DD made these little ghosts from strawberries, dipped in white chocolate..
and this old Australian favourite, chocolate Freddo Frogs in green jelly..
So, for something spooky, I give you the Australian Redback Spider.
These spiders tend to live in untidy webs, in dusty corners, close to human habitation.
They are highly venomous, but you get used to them being around.
Australians are taught to beware of the webs, shake out shoes which have been left in accessible areas, and leave the spider alone.
There have been no deaths since the development of an antivenin in 1956.
Happy, Spooky, Halloween!