I recently returned from a wonderful trip to the east coast of Canada and took many, many photos - some of which I will be sharing here on the blog in the coming days. I love snapping photos of 'martha moments' when I'm out and about with my camera. In this instance, it is a simple but artful grouping of pumpkins, chrysanthemums, corn stalks and gourds with a colourful twist. A couple years ago, in an October issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine, there was a great suggestion for Halloween décor: painting your pumpkins black before carving them. This principle was applied (and taken a few steps further) on the lawn of the legislature in Quebec City. I think it's such a fun way to do something a little unexpected for Halloween. Simply paint the pumpkins in bright colours and intersperse them among more traditional autumn fare. You can get even more creative by adding a second coat of polka-dots or stripes.