Friday, October 31, 2008


To all you ghostly goblins.
Pumpkin heads

Scary ghost

Skeltons, bones a rattling

Wicked witches brewing
their concoctions eeeeh

This little old Italian
witch is wishing you
a safe and fun Trick-
Or-Treat night.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Yesterday was a beautiful autumn day here in central
Alabama. The temperature was in the 70's with not a
cloud in the sky and no wind. My husband and I took
advantage of the day and went on a picnic to Palisades Park,
in Oneonta, Alabama. Above are some pictures of the old
buildings they have there. The first is a chapel overlooking
the bluff, the second is a store, the third is a house, the fourth
is an old one room school house. The trees are just now starting
to change colors but are not at their peak yet.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I want to wish my
daughter-in-law, Lisa,
a very happy birthday.
Have a great day. Love you

Friday, October 24, 2008


"Friends are kisses blown to us by angels"

Thursday, October 23, 2008


My husband and I meet some friends for breakfast 4 times
a week. This morning I just happened to have my camera
with me and captured the above pictures of the sunrise taken
outside just one of our meeting places, Burger King, on
Chalkville Mountain Road, Trussville, Alabama.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower"
~Albert Camus~

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Although I had already embroidered a pair just like the
ones pictured above, I could not pass up a bargain at a
yard sale where I found these still in the original package
and all the thread to work them for only $1.00.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Two of my halloween stake outs I painted
years ago. When my husband and I
used to be in the craft business he would
cut out the items and I would paint them.
It was fun seeing them in the neighbor's

One of my many picket fences. I still use
this one for different holidays.

Mr. Scarecrow watches over the
birdhouse and pumpkin.

Another stake out greets visitors
as they come to sit awhile and chat.

More of my handywork. The birdhouse is
one my Husband made just for me.

Pumpkins I painted. They look cute, I think, on my
fence it faces the road so people can see them when
they drive by.

More decorations on the fence.

More of my Pumpkins. I liked painting cute one not the
scary ones.

Ghosts on the same fence. The one holding the pumpkin
is waving to the people as they pass by.

The large ghost is now joined by a smaller one waving
away all the day and night.

Scarecrow, wind sock, and pumpkin stake out in what everyone
calls my court yard.

My little tool house (built by my husband) is always
decorated for every holiday.

Front entrance with many decoration. Some I painted and
some I purchased at yard sales.

I even caught myself in this picture, taking the picture, I
guess I could say it is a ghostly image.

Some of my finds at yard sales . Cute when they are lit up.

I love the pumpkin, it changes colors. The little ghost when
up push in on his tummy says boo did I scare you. The
witch is a cutie. All are finds at yard sales.

The little ghost are made of wood and painted by me. The
pumpkins are more yard sale finds.

I always have candy on hand. The glass pumpkins are
filled with m&m's and hershey kisses. The orange and
black bowl (another yard sale find) is filled with mini
candy bars.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Being an Italian I had to
say to all Happy Christopher
Columbus Day. I know the
the real date is October 12
but according to the calendar
we are to celebrate it on October
13 this year.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I want to wish my
grandson, Adam, a
happy birthday. Wow !!
you are now a teenager.
Have a great day. Love you

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I want to wish my son-in-law,
Brian, a very happy birthday.
Have a wonderful day. Love you

Saturday, October 4, 2008


A beautiful cardinal caught before he
started to eat.
A little fuzzy but this cardinal was
the brightest red. I had to be
careful not to scare it away that
is probably why it did not turn out
the way I would have liked it to.

I was able to catch the above
pictures of cardinals that came
to eat from one of my bird feeders
while I was relaxing on my swing
late yesterday afternoon. I enjoy
watching the different birds as they
come to eat at the end of the day.
This one I got one eating and one
patiently waiting its turn.

Friday, October 3, 2008


I want to wish my daughter,
Deann, a happy __nd
Birthday, may you celebrate
many more. Love you.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Happy 24th Birthday
Kristopher. I love you.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


It seem like everything grows larger in the state of
Washington. This zucchini was grown by my daughter.
Her garden is small but boy does it ever produce the
vegetables. She grows different types of tomatoes, zucchini,
yellow crook neck squash, and even has a couple of cantaloupe
plants. She has a green thumb like my mother had.