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!! 



  1. and a happy Halloween to you too!

  2. Happy Halloween Melody! Love your tail (sorry, tale) and sooo cool to meet the exciting halloween merry makers - they are such characters and have fab biographies! Your photos and illustrations are awesome - what cute little outdoor pumpkins too.
    Love your header photo too.
    Ali xx

  3. What an incredible post! Happy Halloweeeeeen!

  4. So much fun to read this post. You certainly have a talent for story telling (and illustrating) :-))))

    1. That's what it's allllll about~ fun! :)))))

  5. You are ever so clever ... hope your my friend forever! Miss story teller extrodinare , you are, you are! !!!!!
    Happy Halloween
    With hugs and an arm full of geckos,

    1. Okay I am back to read this fun post again as earlier I was on my cell phone and wrapped in duck tape (me not my phone) with a phantom mask on ( Halloween garb) on so I couldn't see all that clearly and a miniature horse with a witches hat on kept tugging on my arm while I was trying to hold the phone and read the post and comment ...phew ~ and masked children's grabbing at the basket of candy I sat on the ground ,oh my it was like trying to pat my head and hop on one foot kinda !
      I'm in the relaxing recliner now . What a fabulous post , and such fun illustrations and photos. Pinchy the squirrel holding his heart ...he is a riot that one. Night wind is kicking up now bwewwhooowho ...hope you are having a fun and fabulous Halloween night !

    2. I'm not sure if i feel better or worse hearing it was you and not your phone wrapped in duct tape......Sounds like an interesting evening at Whimsy Willows Farm.... Glad you got unwrapped and dropped by! :)))))

  6. Oh cute :) Hope you have a Happy Halloween, it's been quite busy here tonight!

    1. We never have any kids come (dark dirt roads with 5 houses on them are not a top seller I guess?) ~ so I must have all my Halloweening fun in Blogland! Thanks for visiting!

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post it made me laugh and your illustrations are fantastic. Thank you for the great read and visual effects:) B

  8. Dear Melody,
    Are these your illustrations? They are WONDERFUL! What a great post this is.. I hope your Halloween was fun.
    Thank you so much for coming over and leaving such encouraging words. You are so kind.
    Enjoy your weekend

  9. I love all of your illustrations. What a fun Halloween! I don't like scary movies at all, but I don't think this gang would scare me a bit!

    Cindy Bee

  10. Your illustrations are amazing, and your post funny & sweet! A belated Happy Halloween to you, as well!

  11. Happy Hallow ~ err I mean Happy November 17th !
    Are you horsing around in November ~ giggle :)