Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween 2013!

From Ghoulies and Ghosties and long leggedy Beasties and things that go bump in the night...

It was a dark and stormy night.....
Well, not really ~ but that's how all the spooky stories start right? 
There I was in the fading evening light... admiring my hardly little  marigolds....
My Morning glories have drooped into sad little ghostly shapes.
The Zinnias have wizzled and mostly have fizzled ~ from the chillin' they got from the frost.
 I heard a rustle; and turn to see a blurry apparition behind me.
Hmmmmm I thought, must be my eyes playing tricks.
But I got the feeling SOMETHING was watching me...
with a cold glassy eyed stare.
 He looked pretty happy, but I decided I better go inside anyway.
and like after watching a tense scary movie, my nerves were a little on edge.... so I peep under my art table before I sat down, just in case.... 
plus, I'd recently heard about another lovely artist girl who found out she wasn't alone! can go see what she found here -->  Catherine Constance
Low and behold.... I WASN'T alone.
And what to my wondering eyes did appear you ask?
This Raggle Taggle band of Halloween Merry Makers!
This is Burble....
(his Mother was a Marshmallow Peep, and his Father was a Circus Peanut)
What a happy fellow his is ~  Gives great big soft hugs!
(he wears a belt bag, cuz he has no pockets to hold is Candy Corn.)
Pirate Pete was there next to him...
He wears a tennis ball on the end of his peg leg so he doesn't clomp so much when he walks.
And, one of his ears is a bit oversized... a side effect of wearing that big heavy gold earring for so long. But his best mate Soot the cat doesn't mind, and loves him anyway!
And then there's Wallace, he's a distant cousin to Sasquatch ~ but he's not as shy.
 He always wears his fancy socks with the pom poms on when the weather turns cold. 
He never goes anyplace with out Louisa the Mouse ~ best of friends they are. 
 (he named her after Louisa on Doc Martin, his favorite show from BBC)
                                                        And last but not least was Martin.
                                              He's a bit of a nervous fellow... and he's afraid of the dark.
                            So he carries a flashlight in his pocket to shed a little light in the dark corners.

I felt so much better after meeting them... that I decided to go have one more look around outside.
                                                and sure enough.... there in the underbrush....
                                                            Was a tiny little mouse...
                                             She raised her Pumpkin Lantern in greeting.
                                            and the Pumpkin Patch smiled up at me too.
                               Wonderful things can happen sometimes, given the chance,
                                                             and a little bit of bravery...
                                 Wishing you Happy Hauntings ~ and delightful discoveries!
Scary stories make me clutch  my heart in fright... glad this one had a happy ending!
signed, Pinchy T. Squirrel

and P.S ~ though I'm not into sports,
 I would give two thumbs up to our Red Sox baseball team for winning the World Series!! 


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Shades of October

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter woolens....
Henry Beston
Northern Farm
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower,
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Robert Frost




The milkweed pods are breaking, and bits of silken down float off upon the autumn breeze across the meadows brown.
Cecil Cavendish


October has been fairly mild for the most part... but yesterday morning I found the first frost on the lawn down by the river.
Quite beautiful really.