Saturday, October 30, 2010
I still love Halloween. Especially the memories: 3 little sisters dressed as pumpkins for the Halloween parade, trick-or-treating in "town" and going to all the houses (even to people we didn't know), visiting both sets of Grandparents while we made the rounds in their neighborhoods, stopping at the neighbor's house to sit by their fire and sample a tiny taste of their homemade pear wine, acquiring a whole paper grocery bag full of candy each.
Even at my age, I still like to dress up in costume. I like to go into "town" and hand out candy to little kids. If we can't do that, then I like to have a wiener roast and then watch a scary movie. I like to pretend. I like to feel a cool breeze on a completely dark night. I like to remember.....
Monday, October 25, 2010
Oct. 22, 9:36 p.m. EDT -- Full Hunters' Moon. The hunter's moon—also known as blood moon or sanguine moon—is the first full moon after the harvest moon, which is the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox.
Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. Those tribes of a few hundred years ago kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.
With the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it's now time to hunt. Since the fields have been reaped, hunters can ride over the stubble, and can more easily see the fox, as well as other animals, which can be caught for a thanksgiving banquet after the harvest.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Very ordinary things become beautifully illuminated and extraordinary in the first burst of morning sunlight.
The morning colors are vivid and the shadows are intense. The first sun hits the tops of the trees, leaving the rest in dark coolness.
|Wild, native Persimmons|
|Johnson Grass with full seeded heads.|
|A broad Mesquite tree on the fenceline|
|Perennial, beautiful purple native Liatris|
|Native grass in full seed that is my lawn|
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I made some of these little washcloth "Bath Buddies" this week. Maybe someone at the fair will think they are cute gifts for kids. I originally made a few for a birthday gift and decided they were different enough to put in the craft booth. The fair is today, so we will find out!