Monday, October 31, 2016


I was hunting around for something to bring you today. For those of you who think you know how this holiday started, you might find something new at this video on the History of Halloween by the History Channel. I know I did! Things that I didn't even know, and I've been searching for answers for years! This is via YouTube. Enjoy when you get a chance!

Now, let's get this party started! Where's my costume? Oh. Wait. I'm wearing it! Hah!!


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pumpkin Fest 2016

Hi all! How is your Halloween traditions going?

Yesterday we went to Sycamore (Ill), to check out the pumpkins on the courthouse lawn. This has been a tradition for this town for 55 years!

The tradition here started by Wally Thurow, known by all as "Mr. Pumpkin", in his own front yard and it just grew so immense they had to find a larger place for it. The fest lasts from Wednesday into the weekend of Halloween, or before. The pumpkins and gourds are donated to anyone who wants to join in. And they are judged and given 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in different categories, and divided by ages. There are adult sections as well. I think the one below is "Scary & Ugly"

I love to see what kids can think up...

We roamed up and down town Sycamore, where we went in and out of stores (once they opened). We were really disappointed in the fact that almost none of the vendors were getting meats cooking over the grills yet, and we have eaten either a butterfly pork chop or bratt before ten in the past. We had to get something inferior (in other words something opened up and heated in a microwave. Well, at least the money goes to a good cause. All proceeds go to various charities). Maybe all of these people were watching the Cubs loose to the Indians and stayed up way past their bedtimes, like we did, the night before.

We stopped into a craft store and bought some Door County blueberry coffee for morning.

After walking back and forth, in and out of shops for a few hours, we went to Blumen Gardens, where it was peaceful and quiet. This place is a treasure. I know the owner really wanted a crowd in that day, but they were taking advantage of the quiet and switching over to Christmas.
They bought an old factory and used to the best of it all the building and materials to make a truly unique place. I'll have to get back here some time to do a more thorough picture story on it.
Here is a doorway out into the garden area.

This is yours truly squinting out at Dennis taking my picture.

Well, that does it for today. Hope you are having a good Halloween Eve. I'm going to work on my murder mystery today. Couldn't get Halloween off. Oh well!

Leaving you with one of my spooky ghosties flying under a tree in my backyard!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Haunted & Creepy!

For those of you who don't know me well, I'm a Halloween freak. When it came to that one night of the year where we gave out candy, I made the little tykes earn it. Yep. I made the house and yard as scary as possible. 
So, it that spirit I give you some haunted and creepy houses and images that MOVE!

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Skull, The Crow, Demon, Gif & Art Herege Dreadful - Comunidade - Google+

Skull - Gif  ☠Halloween GiF☠ ~ Ʀεƥɪи╭•⊰✿ © Ʀσxʌиʌ Ƭʌиʌ ✿⊱•╮

Nice moving animation of a very haunted house with lots of ghosts and goblins but just one skeleton playing with it's own skull

☠Halloween GiF☠

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Animated wallpaper, screensaver 240x320 for cellphone

Watch out! The ghost behind that first tree!

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Here are some more witches which got away from me the other day...


I would not take an apple from this lady!


halloween scarecrow Mobile Screensavers available for free download.


The following is from a Disney short from UTube, if you want to watch the rest. Back when Disney was in it's beginnings 1929. Called Silly Symphoney, the skelleton dance.

Booh !we used to watch this all of the time. This was my brothers favorite....

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Delightful, Mysterious, Young or Old ~ WITCHES

As promised today I give you my post on WITCHES! 
Enjoy the pictures today.
All pictures are found via Pinterest, and my Link is below.

La nuit des trois sorcières  Signed print by movezerb on Etsy, €16.00:
This can be found on called "La nuit des trois sorcieres",
the link below, should you want to buy it[ and to cover my ass here].

Sweet Suprise by on @DeviantArt:
this one is called "Sweet Surprise" from Deviantart by Weseley Dallas M.

In some cases I like the "classic" witch on a broomstick riding in the sky. Believe it or not this is just a cloud!
Cloud that looks like a witch on a broom:
Believe it or not, this is a cloud!
This one is quite Cool!
☠ Halloween GiF ☠ . . . . this is very cool . . . . has movement . . . motion                                                                                                                                                      More

Here is another one I liked.
- Haunted Happenings Salem Massachusetts - The Official Website for Halloween:
This was from hauntedhappenings, from Salem Mass. Get your tour all set up from there!

This one is a cute, more of a cartoon style witch with ghostie
Happy Halloween.....have fun safe!!:

This one is somewhat vintage...
All Things Halloweenie:

This is a lovely print from DailyPaintworks
Daily Paintworks - "Home On Time For Dinner Storyb..." by Alida Akers:

And here are some beautiful paintings
(sold on ebay and elsewhere)
OOAK Original Halloween Painting on Canvas, Witch, Moon, Fall, Pumpkins Folk Art:

| heather gleason:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! → For more, please visit me at:

And one last cute one

iPhone 5 Wallpaper: Halloween:

Hope you've enjoyed these images.
Here is my link to my Pinterest for more witches, and their individual links can be found at each with a click.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Some of my Own Decorations

This is an afghan I made last year. I have it hanging on the wall.

Just a little decoration with lighted pumpkins

And below are the French doors, which are decorated for Halloween.

Next up, I plan on bringing you CATS & WITCHES!

Saturday, October 15, 2016


What's Halloween without PUMPKINS?

I think they are my favorite part of Halloween. Maybe it's those childhood memories of cutting into one and pulling out all the guts.
O' course, it would be nice if the damned thing would just upchuck and save me the mess!

Pumpkin Carving Idea:

Just beware, there are those pumpkins who are cannibals!
Pumpkin carvings:

And some are creepy!

Mummified Pumpkin Carving Ideas:

paper mache pumpkins! I like the idea of putting a little extra creative effort into a carved pumpkin knowing it wont go bad in a week!:

Some are just Uuuugly...


Some are EVIL!

Carve a pumpkin like this :):

Some are, uh, hungry...

Funny and scar:

But others are pleasant, pretty and decorative!

Love this Halloween pumpkin display!:

Some come in disguises...

Pumpkin Carving Ideas_07:

39 Whacky Weird DIY Ideas for Pumpkin Design:

C'mon over to the Simpson Design + Decor Blog to read all about "My 10 Favourite Activities about Autumn"!:

Black cat pumpkins:

So many can be found on Pinterest! You can browse each idea by clicking on the pictures. (Who knows, you may become addicted!)
Halloween - witch pumpkin:
I haven't figured out how to carve my pumpkin yet, but...
Maybe something to keep those nasty clowns away?

Pumpkin Ghost Halloween Decorating Idea:

Chickens lay eggs, and so do Turtles

For those of you who don't know my husband is park ranger and one of his main jobs is mowing. He has a large deck (72") Toro Zero T...