The Story of Stingy Jack O’Lantern, & The Origin of Trick-Or-Treat!

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As Halloween draws near, I feel it'd be fun to have a look at the traditions that surround this holiday, and discover how those traditions first began long ago. Haven't you wondered why we carve pumpkins, and why children (and adults 😉 ) dress up and knock on doors for candy? The answers we shall … Continue reading The Story of Stingy Jack O’Lantern, & The Origin of Trick-Or-Treat!

A Halloween Poem For You!

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Haikus: Gone/For Whom The Bell Tolls

My haikus for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge–a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s mind active! This week’s words are: Pen & Muse. “Gone” The old oak muses What once was but now is lost, Heart an empty cage ~ “For Whom The Bell Tolls” Pen in … Continue reading Haikus: Gone/For Whom The Bell Tolls

October 2015 Overview

  Here October is the month of colorful leaves, pumpkins, and the spooky and scary. This author has been enjoying it, and is sad to watch the month come to a close as November draws near. Then again, that means Thanksgiving is on it's way, and lots of delicious food—and that's not a bad thing. 😉 Here … Continue reading October 2015 Overview

Haikus: Not What You Think/Cling

My haikus for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge–a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s mind active! This week’s words are: Cheer & Call. “Not What You Think” Lost, she calls for help Limbs stretch across the graveyard Their leaves tinged autumn. ~ “Cling” Burdock calls, waits Grab, clinging … Continue reading Haikus: Not What You Think/Cling

Haikus: Burdens & Chocolate Longing

My haikus for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge–a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s mind active! This week’s words are: Pine & Grief. “Burdens” Snow burdens the pine Dripping grief, a heavy weight, Waiting for dawn’s light. ~ “Chocolate Longing” Zombie eyes pine through The glass, a … Continue reading Haikus: Burdens & Chocolate Longing

Vampire Flying Frog, Yes It’s Real

Yep, you read that right! In the spirit of October and all things spooky, I can't resist sharing this find. 🙂

Welcome to October and Autumn!

I love carving pumpkins, even if it makes my hands sore afterwards, lol. Other places around the world are doing fun things with pumpkins too! Here are a few: (click on images to visit their websites for more photos and info)