Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October Is Here!


That familiar chill is in the air . . . glorious autumn colours surround us . . . and it's time for hot chocolate again! The Wheel of the Year is coming around once more to its Samhain endpoint.


Strange pumpkin creatures begin to appear and take up residence among us. They watch and wait for what will come.


The Maiden and the Mother have come and gone, their annual sojourn complete. The sacred time of the Crone is at hand.

Welcome Her!


37 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i just wish this time of year could last longer. it seems to just fy by!

Pickleope Von Pickleope said...

I love Autumn, it's my favorite season. The perfect temperature, the colors--like you said--and pumpkin all the things! It's glorious. Glad to have a fellow believer in the greatness of Autumn. Also, I learned what Samhain is, so that makes this post a winner.

mxtodis123 said...

There is nothing I don't like about Autumn, and I must say, October is one of my favorite months of the year.
Mary

Elsie Amata said...

Love the journey you created for us. I can handle the fall, but when winter sets in, blech!

Snap said...

I adore Autumn ... I can get outside and walk instead of melting in the hot and humidity. GO Crones!!!!!

Kestril Trueseeker said...

LOL, I love the crone with the broom and teacup!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

No start of a season is complete without a cat in it! I love that black cat image.

Happy October, Debra! Let the autumn fun begin...

Jeanne said...

I just love, love LOVE this post! The wording, the images, everything! Especially adore the Kitty image! :o)
Happy October!

DEZMOND said...

Awwww... love the Pumpkin Pooh!

Willow said...

Welcome maiden mother ~ now come right this way lets make some pumpkin creatures ,shall we.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

A Happy October to you too! Isn't it just the best month ever? :)

Missy George said...

Happy October Debra. I love this time of year. Cute pumpkin bear. Have a great day.

JACKIESUE said...

till in the 80's and 90's here..sigh*..coming up on my 71st birthday...

Ms. CrankyPants said...

Inspired by your first picture, I tried to affix a jaunty scarf to my black cat, Squeaky. It ended poorly (for me). Good thing I didn't also attempt the cup of cocoa. But I love the image!

Laurie M said...

beautiful photos, the last one is amazing, I'm switching to a voice activated computer program , they suggested word press, I maybe missing for a while but I will be visiting, you just won't know it, lol, like a ghost,,, BOO!

ditchingthedog said...

That bear! It is amazing how creative people can be.

I could drink hot chocolate everyday in the cool months.

Leeanna said...

I've said it so many times. Autumn is my most favorite time of the year. *sigh*

Ms Misantropia said...

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Anne Johnson said...

Autumn makes me long for my Blue Ridge Mountain home, but it is otherwise my favorite season.

Night Owl said...

I like this time of year, the change of the season with the beautiful colors in nature. In our country (Belgium) it is still warm outside at the moment, but I wouldn't mind a good sunny cold day to take a walk with a warm coat on :-). The bear with honey is very original :-).

Linda Wildenstein said...

Hello October, glad to enjoy you again. Thanks for the visuals.....love um. Happy Hot cocoa weather to you as well.

Guillaume said...

Gosh I love ALL the pics, especially the first and last. happy countdown to Halloween!

Adam said...

I've never been able to decorate a good pumpkin

The Spooky Whisk said...

I am very lucky, where I live this past summer has been one wonderful long Autumn. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Best time of year.

Cheers and spooky spooky.

Tammy Theriault said...

I love all the pics and fall is here baby!!!

Dawna said...

Happy October Debra!

ambermog said...

Glorious time of year, a time of joy and colour days of beauty a gift from the goddess

Miss Val's Creations said...

Fall is the best! The pumpkin bear and honey is adorable.

heartinhand said...

I love the fall! The bear pumpkin reminds me of the decorations at Disneyland in the fall. Today feels like winter though....brrrrr!!

CraveCute said...

It's a wonderful season! I need to get Guy Noir out into the yard for some glamor shots in the autumn leaves!

Francie M said...

Love all the orange in this post! I welcome the Crone!

Michael D'Agostino said...

We're heading into summer here. I'm much happier about that ;)

Veronica Roth said...

Love your reference to Samhain Debra! And I am the old crone...or at least really feel like it some days. Bring it on! :D

Ol'Buzzard said...

Hot cider with some John Jameson to celebrate the time of the Crone.
the Ol'Buzzard

Magaly Guerrero said...

That Maiden, Mother and Crone image is fantastic!

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post ;o) Happy October ;o)

Riot Kitty said...

I love it. My favorite month.