Beautiful Autumn Pumpkins at Shades of Green, Inc.
This busy bee flies to the next Zinnia.
“French Cheese” Pumpkin and a couple of other varieties
Sara is excited: “YAAAY! It’s October! My Birthday is in October and so is Halloween!”
Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys lutea)
Sara concentrates on her pumpkin very hard … It needs to be decorated juuust right.
Lil’ Pump-Ke-Mon Pumpkins
More pretty pumpkins
“French Cheese” Pumpkins
Triamble Pumpkin – Shamrock Squash
Kevin, Sara and I visited two local nurseries for the Autumn activities, this morning. And both places celebrated the “Harvest Festival”. At the first nursery, we’ve got honey from a local bee keeper and did the hayride. We left early because it was too crowded. I have to go back there, when it is not so busy during the week.
At the second nursery, Sara could get a free pumpkin and decorate it. She loves coloring squashes, puts stickers, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and glues cotton balls, etc. on it to make it look spooky-cute. In the meantime, Kevin and I looked at some pumpkins, Autumn flowers, and discussed about more fruit trees for our backyard. Now, I have my eye on a Texas Persimmon tree. And I still need a Mexican Plum tree as well. Both are drought resistant and native to the State of Texas. i still would like to get a Naval Orange tree. But I haven’t convinced Kevin, quite yet.
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!
Tonight I checked my decoration and lights, before the big day tomorrow. On Halloween, it suppose to rain all day. I don’t know, if we can go to Trick-or-Treat. But we have a Plan B, in case that part falls in the water. I will spend most of the day, carving pumpkins and cooking a good Vegetable Beef Soup. Who knows, maybe I get a little fire going in the fire place.
Skull & Lights
Spooky ghosts fly across the wall.
Today is the last “Halloween Season Monday”. Since I blogged last year, I don’t need to include 2017. If you like to take a look, just click on October 2017 in my Archives list.
Katelynn and Sara celebrated Halloween as a Pirate and a Witch. The neighbors were asking, if they can take the girls to “Trick-or-Treat” with them, since their girls said it would be more fun with more people. They all went to Deerfield in Plano, while Kevin and I stayed to give out candy at home. It was a quiet Halloween for sure. We had only a few kids.
Halloween Decor at our front entrance in 2015
The Graveyard I
Jack Sparrow and the Flying Dutchman (2015)
The Graveyard II
Sara as a lil’ Witch; Katelynn as a Pirate
The foggy Graveyard
In 2016, we went to quite a few events with the kids: Fall Festival at a local nursery, pumpkin farm, 5K Pumpkin Run at Joe Pool Lake, State Fair of Texas, etc. Our October was very busy.
Sara decorates her pumpkin with seeds and stickers.
This pumpkin could make a witch jealous. 😀 😉
I love this photo! Sara looks so adorable. ❤
Sara plays ‘Candy Corn Bowling’.
Katelynn shows Sara how easy it is to feed the livestock.
Sara overcame her fear and fed goats of all sizes.
The girls enjoy the hayride.
Katelynn and Sara are ready to go to “Trick-or-Treat”.
The spell speaking witch
Happy Friday 13th!
Sara’s Pumpkin 2016
Katelynn’s Pumpkin 2016
“On The Fence” Pumpkin 2016
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