The days of October are spinning, slipping...
Passing so quickly, oh my!
I can't hardly catch up.
Mystery and mayhem indeed!
I am just starting to conjure up some ideas for our Halloween Party in one week, eeeeeks!
It's almost here!
We are starting to get all trick-or-treatified!!
Even our old wooden mermaid girl put on a pointy hat.
Spending waaaaaay too much time in the glorious garden.
Such delicious breezy temps and sooo many blooms turning up for it.
Blue and purple swirled morning glories.
Sleepy hollow naps in the overgrown tiny lawn.
Dinner plate dahlias in coral.
Heads bobbing in the sun.
Don't they remind you of these guys from Labyrinth?
Such pretty things these dahlias.
So forgiving, turning up year after year.
Since they grow from tubers, you only have to plant once where I live.
(the ground doesn't really freeze here enough to dig them up every year and replant)
The garden is about to have a huge color explosion.
It's so exciting!
I just love Autumn in Arizona.
It's not a New England autumn, but it's another spring.
Lovely in its own way.
And, a trickle of real autumn will come later.
Tea roses I love.
It's all coming alive again.
After the ridiculous summer heat.
A place to dream and read and be.
A place to sing and invent tales and poems and songs.
I feel like October is on fast forward.
Where has the time gone?
And I am not seeing much Halloween goodness out there in the world.
It's like, the stores went straight to December?!?
Which is my birthday month and I love it.
But, what happened to Hallooooooweeeen?
We must make our own magic then, mustn't we?
It's trickling in for sure!!
So much planning and thinking up I have to do.
I always leave my parties to the last minute.
Then it (decor, planning, etc.) just comes to me and happens by some miracle.
We'll see what turns up this year!!
I already made up a batch of caramel corn and we ate it so fast (hot and delicious), I didn't even take one photo.
How is your autumn coming along???
Any fun things to report?
And the winner of the Scarlet Pink Magazine is.....
#19, Karen Leigh!!
Thank you to everyone who played!
That was so much fun ♥