Día de los Muertos (Day of The Dead) 2019

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Día de los Muertos

¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!

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Goodbye September! Hello October, 2019!

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October is here!

This September flew by very quickly. I can tell, I’m getting older. The months go by so fast. And BAMM, there will be a new year. But before this happens, I would like to enjoy my favorite month, OCTOBER, with all its festivities. This week is Homecoming Week in our community. Katelynn’s birthday is only days away. We plan on going to the State Fair of Texas. Sara’s birthday is in mid-October. And this year, she wants to invite all her closest friends to our house. Katelynn has a whole bunch of band competitions coming up. There are some “Dia de los Muertos” events in our neighborhood. And by the end of the month is my favorite holiday, Halloween/Samhain.🎃 I’d say, October is always our busiest month of the year. Buckle up and hold on for the ride throughout the beautiful, golden October! 🍂🍁

November Is Here!

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For about a week now, I’m watching the leaves changing into their new colorful dresses. It went like almost overnight. And it seems that they are more colorful than usual, this year. I wonder, if all this good rain from October has something to do with it. While I waited for Sara and Katelynn to come home from school, I walked up and down to capture some photos on our street. A Mockingbird greeted me, when I walked by the neighbor’s house. She sang the song of Autumn and soon much cooler days ahead.

November will be very busy for us, this year: Today is the Witches New Year (Samhain); tomorrow we celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead); on Sunday we change our clocks back one hour (Daylight Saving will be over); the NASCAR races are coming to town this weekend; Election Day is around the corner; than we have festivities for to honor our Veterans on the following weekend; Fall Break and Thanksgiving is later in the month; and then it’s time to get  lights out of the attic, and buy a fresh tree for Christmas.

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My Sugar Skull Pumpkin

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This is my first pumpkin, celebrating “Día de los Muertos”. While I was decorating it, I also did some research and learned a lot of new information about the colors. I had to take the greens and blues off the stem, and put some red and yellow around it. Since my marigold (Cempazuchitl) are dead from the slight freeze in October, I used some pot marigold from the backyard garden instead.

  • Purple – Signifies pain, suffering, grief, and mourning
  • Pink – Celebration
  • White – Purity and hope
  • Orange – Sun
  • Red – The blood of life
  • Yellow – Cempazuchitl are marigolds that symbolize death. Petals are used to make                                  a trail so that the spirits can see the path to their altars.
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My first Sugar Skull Pumpkin

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¡Feliz Día de los Muertos! (Day of The Dead)

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Dia de los Muertos in Walt Disney World’s Epcot “Mexico”

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