Friday, January 28, 2011

Creepy Tree

There's no way I'd be caught dead near this huge tree in Orléans on Halloween night. Not that Halloween's really celebrated in France anyway, but there's just something about this tree that says to me that it wants to just reach out and GRAB ME.
For some reason, as I passed by it on a chilly December morning it gave me the heebie jeebies... 
...which by the way is a really hard thing to explain to someone who doesn't speak English.

Go ahead and try... What would you say? "It gave me the creeps?" Then, you've got to explain the creeps. So, next you try, "It gave me the willies." Then there's my kids' favorite (because they read it in a book and had to ask what it meant): "It scared the living daylights out of me."

What are these living daylights I've got hiding in me somewhere?

So, it might be easier just to tell a non-English speaker that the tree really made me uncomfortable, and leave it at that.

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