October isn’t over yet, but my skeletal doppelgänger is putting her feet up for a spell. That gnarly pumpkin is the perfect foot rest for her bone-weary feet. Check out that gorgeous gardening apron, beautifully hand-made and gifted via Gjeometry’s Pay it Forward last year. Her seamstress skills are legendary along with her famous cat.
The original skeleton’s head is long gone, so I improvised with a plush pumpkin. A guest brought it to our boys Halloween party one year. Isn’t it a dream?
Ms. Doppelganger is holding a carrot that is just a few weeks shy of its one year anniversary. Somehow it escaped harvest, continued to grow, bloomed and just now went to seed. I’m amazed by nature’s gifts every day.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve been reading about my (mostly) green thumb. Here is a never-before-seen picture of the green thumb at rest. Are you suitably impressed?
We’ve left the rocking chair available for drop-in guests. If you’re feeling weary, please stop by, pull up a pumpkin and sit a spell. I’ll press a cup of steaming hot tea in your hand and we can shoot the breeze.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Candy is sweet
But my resolve is too.
October 29th, still candy-free.
Pumpkins on Parade:
I’ve never seen the iconic movie Napoleon Dynamite, but it was one of the suggestions for this month’s pumpkin dress up. I’ve done a frightful job creating this one. The darn wig refused to stay put. It was fun crafting a pair of glasses from a scrap of wire found in the garage. That said, I better stick to my day job.
Julia of Defeat Despair, thank you for the fun suggestion. I hope this makes you smile.