31 October 2013

All Hallows' Eve

Halloween or Hallowe'en also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It initiates the triduum of Hallowmas, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.

According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other academics maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.

Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related "guising" or "trunk-or-treating"), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

And let’s not forget, for the more dim witted, throwing frozen or rotten eggs at children and cars, beating up other children and covering them with shaving cream or Nair.

Oh the joys of growing up in Brooklyn during the 70’s.

Men Who Toil

Don't even think about it

Snow Blind

We're going hunting, right?

Antique Pharmacy Cabinet

How I hate the "Limp Fish"

On the few occasions that I had the misfortune to experience the “Limp Fish” I almost felt like I needed to shower, it was as if I had been violated.

It’s just ain’t right I tell ya. Just ain’t right. 

Strength, Courage and Raw Beauty

                                                                                                                                                               Photo By Paul Krugerud

The Barn Door

Brooklyn Promenade

23 October 2013

Josiah turns 10 ... almost.

It's a long story.


                                                                                                                                                      Photo credit: Hank

My Cowgirls

Hayride at Bent Spur Ranch

We had a great time this Sunday at the annual Bent Spur Ranch Hayride in Pyatt. The weather was beautiful and we couldn't ask for a better day. Thanks Mr. Johnson!