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Thoughts from Laurel Ridge

Weird weather and festive fun!


Friday, October 30, 2015

Good Witch Minerva by Lynn Haney 

 

('Good Witch Minerva' by Lynn Haney - our last Halloween Witch remaining, with her complimentary Radko Halloween Ornament - don't miss out on this one, call me on 830-672-2484 to order!)

 

Captain Jack O'Lantern Radko 

 

Barbara has said to me countless times this year that I brought the weird weather back from England with me when I moved home to Gonzales... maybe there is some truth to that, but as I hunker down at our desk in the office, feeling untouchable thanks to "Tornado Alley" (which is what the children have named the hallway on the ground floor, that used to be the ice bunker, so is probably the safest place in town!!!) I am drawn to thinking about the safety and nostalgic comfort that people have for this time of year.

 

 Halloween Cards at Laurel Ridge

(Nostalgic Halloween Cards at Laurel Ridge)

 

 

There is something soothing about the cooling temperatures and the changing of the leaves that everyone seems to cleave to. Maybe it is the pies and treats that our mothers would bake at this time of year (Pecan pie, YUM!) or maybe it is the sheer joy we all had as children, dressing up in our carefully planned costumes, and visiting our neighbors for 'Trick or Treat' to gather a stash of candy...

 

 

 Sophie as Hernione Granger

(Our Sophie as Hermione Granger for her school Halloween costume day!)

 

 

I know that this year, with my children back in Texas, where Halloween (and all of the festive holidays) are a much bigger deal than they were used to when we lived in England, they have been planning their costumes for months, and the fact that they were able to wear a different one to school, and that we are having a big Halloween party with all the family tomorrow night, just makes everything so magical.

 

 

Fall Wreath at Laurel Ridge 

(Beautiful colors in our fall wreaths)

 

 

The weather might be reflective of the 'weirdness' of Halloween, but the joy and magic of the season is certainly not lost on me!

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