Jack is back! (I)
Beware of the Jack-o-Lanterns, ghosts & a black cat!
Jack is back! (II)
Kevin and I were working on the Halloween outdoor decoration, in the afternoon. While Kevin prepped the tombstones, to keep them from blowing away in the Autumn winds and make them last a few more seasons, I worked on the second trellis and hay bale decoration. Because the glue is not dry, the graveyard is not ready yet. Therefore I’ll post a few pictures of the hay bale decoration.
My ‘Jack Skellington’ Pumpkin (2010)
“I’m a master of fright, and a demon of light, and I’ll scare you right out of your pants.”
— Jack Skellington
Next to carving pumpkins, I love collecting ceramic Jack-o-Lanterns. This was the first Jack, we’ve got for the frontyard.
I’m a little pumpkin
Round and stout,
Packed with full of seeds
That you can scoop out!
When I get all carved up,
Then I will be
The cutest Jack-o-Lantern
You ever will see!
Sara loves all the pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch (2010)
Once upon a pumpkin vine,
There grew a flower, fair and fine.
One day, a sprite danced by and brushed
Her petals with a golden dust.
And magically, that flower fine
Became a pumpkin on that vine.
Now perhaps that fairy was a bee
And pollen dust fell from its knee.
Then pollination, not some spell’s power,
grew a fruit from that fair flower.
Still … her beauty had no match
She was the princess of the pumpkin patch!
Resource: Scholastic Teachables – “The Pumpkin Princess (Science Poem)
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! 🍂🍁
When you followed my blog in October for the last couple of years, you’ve probably noticed that I love, love Halloween. This year, we have to begin with the decoration early, because Kevin and I still have to put some hand-made items together.
Ooh, a creepy spider crawls down the web.
Multi-colored lights for this Halloween season
The first Halloween decoration and lights are up.
Today, we’ve started with screwing a trellis to the house soffit and the siding on the front porch. Once the trellis was sturdy, Kevin wrapped multi-colored Halloween light strings around it. Then it was my turn to decorate it with spider webs and glittery spiders. Now, Kevin just needs to look for Charlotte in the attic. And the first decoration will be perfect. But this has to wait until tomorrow.
Camphorweed (Pluchea odorata)
Now that we are getting to the end of August, Summer comes to an end as well. Tomorrow begins the meteorological Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. My favorite season of the year will arrive soon. Even when it takes another six to eight weeks before Autumn shows the first signs here in North Texas, I’m so ready to celebrate the colorful and cooler season with apples, pumpkins, tea, candles and Harvest/Halloween decor. The tent will come back out for camping weekends. Gardening will be so much more fun, when it is not so warm anymore. And we can take the dogs out for a walk and in the doggy park more often, again. Oh, do I love Autumn!