It Was Funny Last Year So…

This little little Halloween  treat is from last year.

I thought it was funny so I’m posting it again.


Photo by Anna Tukhfatullina Food Photographer/Stylist on


I want to carve a pumpkin

I want to bring it to life

so I will  give it a face, a smile and eyes

and a mouth so it can speak.

When you come to my door to ask for a treat

my pumpkin will

scream in terror


Autumnal Sunshine

My contribution to Linda G Hill’s One Liner Wednesday is about Autumnal Sunshine.

I’ve also selected a couple of paintings that help capture that phrase and I hope you enjoy the quote and the artwork.


The Louveciennes Road
Camille Pissarro

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”

― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks

Autumn Effect at Argenteuil
Claude Monet
Date: 1873

Halloween Traditions- Bobbing For Apples and The Festival of Skulls

Here are some fun things you could work into your Halloween experience and if you like them enough, you might want to make them a part of your Halloween Traditions.

#6 is looking pretty good to me considering Halloween festivities aren’t going to be happening in my neck of the woods.

Here’s a video of modern Halloween Traditions to look at for some inspiration.

They’re informative. For example I did not know you could get a black eye while bobbing for apples.

I know for a fact that if you are not careful you could really hurt someone while trying to bust open a Piñata- but a shiner from bobbing for apples while your head is under water?

That is just freaky.

Have you ever heard of the German Halloween tradition called, ‘ Hide The Knives’?

I get the ‘Festival of Skulls’ but ” Hide the Knives?”

That’s just awesome.

Here are some weird traditions to explore, maybe you do them already and maybe you might like to try a few.

Like the Festival of Skulls.

( evil chuckle)

I suppose that as you explore Halloween Traditions and may decide to adopt a few for yourself you might want to avoid  exploring the Haunted US Roads as part of your new traditions.

I won’t be, but you know, that’s the way I roll.

Happy Haunting everyone!