Well, it's a week till Halloween, but today was plenty eerie, what with the fog (see Daniel's Photo of the Day), spider webs, and even an owl. As I understand it, this Barred Owl was hired to keep the squirrels at bay. It was very close to us, but it was so dark and foggy that I only got this one photo almost in focus. Most of what I'm posting this week are here either as a framework for spider webs (so for some you'd need to click on the photos to see those) or an artsy fog photo. Here's Meliosma oldhamii var. oldhamii (I think I called it M. pinnata var. oldhamii a week or so ago, but it seems to be on the list with this other name). Tapiscia sinensis Quercus myrsinifolia and Quercus macranthera Neolitsea sericea, with more flowers than we found last year. It has just enough spider strings to make it into this posting. Liriodendron chinense - those eyes on the bark are pretty creepy, and the little girls dresses look like creepy cutouts. Of course, Decaisnea insignis, Dead Man's Fingers, make it in on creepy too. Here's Acer cissifolium, and Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' (I don't have a good excuse for including this one). Stewartia pseudocamellia The fog lifted for most of the time Lee and I were in the North Garden, but it came back in time for this photo of Aesculus californica.