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Leaves falling

leaves downAutumn Time is Coming
(Sung to frere Jacques)

Red leaves falling
Red leaves falling
On the ground
On the ground
Autumn-time is coming
Autumn-time is coming
All around
All around

willow leavesOrange leaves falling
Orange leaves falling
On the ground
On the ground
Autumn-time is coming
Autumn-time is coming
All around
All around

Brown leaves scattered
Brown leaves scattered
On the ground
On the ground
Autumn-time is now here
Autumn-time is now here
All around
All around

Witch house

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We have an old dollhouse that is for Calico Critters and Melody doesn’t play with it too much. I decided to re-upholster the bed and the couch in different fabric and stick her wee witch doll (from magic cabin) in there. I ordered a tiny tarot, crystal ball and ouija board set from someone on Etsy this summer and I put them in there with her. She is very happy and Melody likes the witch dollhouse too. I still have a bit of painting to do for her and her spellbook isn’t labeled yet. The mushrooms and some of the other little things are from Playmobil and then the cauldron I made from Sculpey 6 years ago or more. I use the cauldron for the dolls for the pagan nativity set as well.

Fairy

This morning was the preschool party for Melody. I had a large bag of candy to put in her backpack when she was leaving and it seemed wrong on m100_6151any levels! 🙂 She was somewhat jacked up on sugar when she got home but she had a really fun time. Her teacher was a witch today which I enjoyed. It is difficult to capture a fairy on film I guess because she was a bit out of focus.

 

Dumb Supper

table 4 candlesFor the evening of Samhain or even Nov. 1 it’s  a pagan tradition to have a dumb supper.

My circle has some extra food placed for our loved ones or ancestors to come and share on this evening. We use a variation of the ceremony here.

Some people also make specific foods that their loved ones enjoyed so they can enjoy the essence of the food. You could also partake in a cigar or pipe even if that’s something you or your loved ones enjoyed.  I used to think that maybe I shouldn’t invite certain relatives to the table because they were Christian but really the ones that are invited I know are more than happy to come by and honored we thought of them. Not everyone believes that there is an afterlife which I think we forget about. You can still talk to those who have passed on and even celebrate with them.

Pumpkins carved

The annual pumpkin carving was yesterday afternoon. Melody was very good at scooping and then dictating how each one needed to look. One had to be a goblin because it starts with G which is the letter of the week at preschool. She painted this one with acrylic after we sort of pumpkin painting facesketched his face in pen. The second one had to have a witch on it (which still isn’t done) and the third one is a ghost which I also hadn’t done before. The last one or the first one depending is just the traditional face that I did before she decided what they all needed to be.

The pumpkin seeds got stuck in her hair which we thought was hilarious.pumpkin hair

scooping

 

River

I found this weird pod washed up on the shore of the river yesterday. I put it on the end of a stick and thought it was a great magic wand!

There was also a fall fairy there that I found!

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Fall has fallen

A lot of the leaves are down already thanks to wind and rain storms. We went to the park for a walk this morning and saw some that were still hanging on. I found this weird pod or something on the river’s shore and stuck it on the end of a stick.


 

My oldest daughter and husband got back from a trip to upstate New York. I missed them but also liked the new schedule quite a bit too. I didn’t have a camera so I wasn’t able to post much or at least that’s my excuse. 🙂

Here’s a few fall photos from their trip…

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