Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween Was Cancelled

All Halloween  activities were cancelled today because of the weather. Storms, high winds, and tornado watches. It sure was a frightening Halloween day for me! Hopefully, the kids will trick-or-treat tomorrow. So the skeletons are still hanging around. This one is in a recliner.

Here is one on a swing, and behind him is one wearing a bike helmet. Must protect those exposed bones.

This one looks like a wolf skeleton!

There are a few fire breathing dragons as well.


This one has two heads!

And finally, the big gold cat is all dressed up for fall, like he is every year.


“God doesn’t hold back on his anger; even dragon-bred monsters cringe before him.”
Job 9

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Neighborhood Tour

On this Halloween eve, let's take a tour around the neighborhood yards. Halloween day here is a weather alert day with high winds, storms, and chance of tornado. So it really WILL be scary for me! And these giant eyes will see it all.

I thought this witch and bat were cute.

They light up at night, too.

This lady sits waiting for the mail about two houses down from us.

Very anemic!

Some houses have projectors running at night.

There are many assorted monsters.



I like this pumpkin stand on the front porch.


“Monsters aren’t as scary if you start shining lights on them.”
Wyatt Cenac

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Haunted

There is a house on our block that some say is haunted.


After taking these pictures this week, I have to agree.






“A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man woke in the night.”
 ~J.M. Barrie


Monday, October 28, 2019

Saturday - Part 2

After the soccer game, we had fun with the girls. First, we went shopping at Target and let them buy a few things.

Then we went to the Haunted Library! For this one night, the library had blacked out part of the main room and filled it with scary stuff. Plus free candy.

After we got back to our house, they tried to apply makeup for the first time. This was from the packet they had bought at Target. I hid my hilarity well.


Then we settled down for fall crafts.

They wrote down all the things they are thankful for, and put them in this big felt pumpkin.


And they wrote messages on a letter board.

By now it was almost 10:00 P.M. and they were tired. After a bit of roughhousing that ended up with Dara falling on my foot, it was time to take them home and call it a night. I slept most of the next day!!

“Middle age is when work is a lot less fun, and fun is a lot more work.”


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Saturday Part 1

Yesterday when I was off from blogging, we were with our granddaughters. In the morning we went to Dara's last soccer game of the season. The weather was gorgeous! In just the few minutes it took to drive there, here is what we passed.


The soccer field itself was even pretty.

It was chilly though. The spectators were bundled up.

Dara's little sister Jazz was there.



Awards & gift bags were given out!

Her sisters congratulated her.


And so did we! We told her we would see her a bit later. What we did then will be in part 2!


The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this:  if it moves, kick it.  If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
  ~Phil Woosnam




Friday, October 25, 2019

Grape Hyacinth & A Day Off

I will not be blogging tomorrow, as we are spending most of the day with our granddaughters. Happy weekend! The Grape Hyacinths were showing their beauty this summer.




“Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.”
 ~Jim Carrey

Afton Mountain Rockslide

 We live in the Shenandoah Valley, at the foot of  Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. So we are down in a valley. To get to the neare...