Saturday, October 29, 2011

Merry Halloween!!

Looking out my studio windows toward the road.

Still smiling our halloween smiles!

My mother would hang this black cat on our front door on halloween night.

Here in the Hudson River Valley most of us are tucked in and waiting out this historic storm.
We are ready with our generator if the lights go out and hopefully we will
be able to hook up the tv and watch Hocus Pocus! (My favorite Halloween movie!)
Of course the party is postponed till next weekend, but more poeple will be around so that is good!
(especially our son who will be up for a visit from DC :))

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Snowy Halloween!

The weatherman is saying four to six inches on saturday....oh brother!
Here in the Hudson Valley we had an October snowstorm about fifteen years ago
that caused problems for weeks. The trees are still leafed out and when they
get filled with snow they get heavy and break and bring down power lines.
I am doubtful that I will be able to have my annual Halloweeen Party on saturday :(

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I Love Halloween!

The Living Room Fireplace

Part of the Mantle

Hutch in the Kitchen

Rat in the Kitchen!!

I love the autumn holidays, Halloween with it's fun dress-up and Thanksgiving with it's food!
Where we live, we don't get many Trick or Treaters if at all, so the past few years I have been having a Halloween Party and sleepover with my nieces. It gives me a good excuse to get out all my decorations.
We play games and dunk for apples and then stay up late and watch scary movies and eat popcorn.
I love to scatter little decorations throughout the house and I placed a faux rat on top of my microwave. When I was cooking today I needed to get into the cabinet above and so I moved the rat to the open shelves next to it. As I was busy cooking I forgot that I moved it
and scared myself when I went to reach for the EVOO!