Photographs and random musings from an artist living in the California mountains
Saturday, October 27, 2012
5th Annual Halloween Party - A Sisters Halloween
It's that time of year! It's Vanessa Valencia's 5th annual Halloween blog party, and my first time participating in it. Thank you so much, Vanessa, for hosting this. To see the other parties, click the link at the top right of the sidebar. (Left click on the photos to enlarge them).
I had a hard time deciding what piece of jewelry to wear...so I just piled all of it on! I do so love moons. Of course, my eldest sister, Patricia, will probably 'relieve' me of some of it when she arrives, ha!
Won't you come in? Watch your step on the walkway, there are lots of spirits floating about. Oh! Is that the Great Pumpkin I see on top of the arbor? Yes, yes, I think it is!
I have some goodies for us to nibble on...
And some lovely goblets from which we can sip a delicious potion or two...(I couldn't find my Halloween 'Spider Venom' mugs, I can't imagine where they've gone off to...)
Look! They have little images of our sisters flying on their brooms at the bottom (although I don't know why people insist on making witches look ugly...I've never ever seen an ugly one). Ooh, and there are pumpkins and ghosts and even a little cat!
And an owl and a flying monkey.
Please, have some cookies and candy corn...
and cupcakes, too.
This is Miss Georgia, don't you just love her red curls? That's Miss Tabitha Twitchett behind her. She's in a bad mood because she didn't want to sit holding the lantern for so long, so please excuse her expression.
Miss Georgia insisted on a close-up. Well, who can blame her?
Miss Georgia thought you might enjoy having your fortune told by her friend, Miss Fortuna.
Miss Fortuna is a very wise, kind witch with a wondrous gift of seeing the future...your future. I'm sure she'll have something good to tell you!
Gloria (on the left) and Stella Bella (on the right) are waiting for us to get our hats and cloaks and fly up to my studio...they've heard my sister's party has started.
Of course, Merlin wants to go along, too!
Just let me plop my hat on my head before the cats eat all the feathers.
Edwina says sisters are flying in from all directions!
What a lovely lavender light Luna is glowing with tonight!
Oh, we'd better stop on the stairs to say hello to the Faeries that live in this forest. We wouldn't want to hurt their feelings...
Yep, my eldest sister is definitely here!
She made a pumpkin path for us. She doesn't get that whole 'yellow brick road' song. She likes to sing 'follow the orange pumpkin path.' Yeah...I know.
I just noticed, she managed to talk the trees into producing magical pumpkin fruit!
Oh yum, it looks like she has caramel apples and chocolate cake and champagne! Hey, there are my Halloween mugs. No wonder I couldn't find them earlier. And I think I see my Halloween plates, too. Ahhh, sisters...but what would I do without her?
And both of us are..........
Filled with lots of good magic, wonderful amazements, and, of course, lots of candy!
And some other Wildings, big and little, who kindly share their forest with me:
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Young Steller's Jay
Common to high altitude forests all over the west
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Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. ~~ Albert Einstein
June Is Adopt a Cat Month
But, there are always strays who need a loving home - so don't shop, ADOPT! Click the photo for helpful tips on adopting.
If they breathe, they live. If they live, they feel. If they feel, they love. If they love, they are aware. If they are aware, they have a soul. ~ Williams
I love cats because I enjoy my home and, little by little, they become its visible soul ~ Jean Cocteau (That's Malcolm O'Mewy on the chair)
Feed the Hungry
I think we are bound to, and by, Nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought we know our fate is tied to the world around us. ~~ Alice Hoffman
What I'm Reading Now:
Give a Child a Book
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot
A person who collects or is fond of books. Also, a person who immediately feels safe, happy, even euphoric, when holding a favorite book.
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Where there is tea there is hope - Pinero
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A Favorite Quote
"I don't want life to imitate art; I want life to BE art." Carrie Fisher
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. ~ John Muir, from "The California Mountains"
I'm three-quarters Native American (Oglala Sioux and Cherokee), and one-quarter Northern Italian. I live in a little cottage with my husband and our furry "children" in a beautiful, high altitude, California mountain forest where we enjoy daily visits from the little wild creatures. I love animals (you probably guessed), books, photography, tall trees, rain, snow, tea, the moon, creating all kinds of art...and, I'm proud to be a Crone ~ I never thought I'd make it!