Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sunny Halloween!

This Halloween has turned out to be a sunny day......amazing, after a run of nasty weather last week! The very rainy day last Saturday turned into a very blustery day on Sunday. We'd had so much rain and gloomy weather, it was discouraging. To my surprise, Monday dawned bright and sunny! And now here we are today with more cheery sunshine and a current temperature of 68ºF/20ºC. It just makes a body feel good!

Halloween Cats!

Fiona and Tux Junior were enjoying the afternoon sunshine when I went up to feed them yesterday.



Tux was playful in this morning's sunshine.....



......running from one fence post to another.
Sad to say we lost his daddy, the original Tuxedo, when he was hit by a car in the road last May. We've been mostly lucky about not losing our cats to the road for quite a while, but sometimes one of the kitty's gets careless (or unlucky).

Pete was soaking up yesterday's sunshine.



Kathy, Kylie and friend, Jill, carving pumpkins in 1987

Anita was asking how we're going to celebrate Halloween.
Since we no longer have any children at home, our Halloweens are rather quiet these days. When the kids were home we would always carve pumpkins, and spend time trying to decide what to dress up as. Then I would have fun creating the costumes. They used to have a parade at school back then, but they don't do that any more at our school. In our elementary school they do have individual classroom Halloween parties for the kids though.
There would also be a party at our church, which we'd attend after I took the kids out 'trick or treating'. That custom, for those of you in countries that don't celebrate Halloween, and might wonder, is going from house to house in the neighborhood to collect candy and other treats, such as apples.


Kylie, myself and Andrew in 1977. I was dressed as Farrah Fawcett of Charlie's Angels fame :)



Here are our grandsons picking out their pumkins last year. Unfortunately we're not close enough to spend Halloween with them, but we do enjoy all the photos their mom and dad take. They like to take the boys to a local pumkin farm each year. They always have a great time finding just the right pumpkin. Last year we did visit before Halloween and took them lovely big pumpkins from our garden. It wasn't a good year for pumkins and squash this year with all the rain we had. We only got a few rather small ones.



"This is the one, now if I can just carry it home!"



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22 comments:

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Wonderful photos again.... they made me smile.

Sissy said...[Reply]

I thought you had named your punkins in photo #5!! I didn't see the cat under the table right away!!
Happy Halloween

Judith said...[Reply]

Oh! Kerri, you have the sweetest pictures! Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Goodness, how young you look in that photo! Kathy looks just like you!

Happy Halloween!
Love, Brandy

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Those are really cute pics of your grand kids. Priceless!

GirlGoneGardening

Sue said...[Reply]

Hi Kerri,
Happy Halloween! What a delightful post! You make the prettiest Farah Fawcett!
I always enjoy all your posts, but especially love it when your kitties join in!
Great photos of your pumpkins and "little pumpkin pickers!"
xoxox

Linda said...[Reply]

I'm glad you finally got a sunny day. Sure lifts the spirit - doesn't it?
I love the Farrah hair-do.

Tammy said...[Reply]

I loved the picture of Tux dahling!!
Trick or Treat!!
;-D

Motherkitty said...[Reply]

Happy Halloween. I love your kitties, and their names!!! Cute. Love the pictures, especially the grandkids and Farrah!

snappy said...[Reply]

Wanderful pics of cats, kids, and pumpkins.Those kittys are sooo cute.happy halloween.we carved one out tonight for a light!!

HORIZON said...[Reply]

Happy Halloween Dear Kerri.
Loved that photo of you with the wee green alien (Andrew)-lol. Fantastic photo of you ALL :)
Our weather was sunny today but cooler. This past week it rained much so we were happy. I am treasuring these days with Sam as they DO pass by so quickly. Beautiful pics of the kittens too- l hope they stay safe.
Bests and hugs xx

jellyhead said...[Reply]

Kerri, Happy Halloween!

I love your Halloween mantelpiece display.

Your kittens are growing fast and cute as ever. Tux Junior looks so human, sitting with his paws up on that post!

Have a great evening!

Apple said...[Reply]

I'm glad you had a sunny day. We got more rain. It's too bad your grandkids don't live closer; they are adorable!

PEA said...[Reply]

Happy Halloween dear Kerri!! How I loved all your pictures...I love memories from Halloweens past! We had 112 trick or treaters come to our door tonight...it was a fairly mild evening and clear but a bit on the windy side....still better than snow!! xox

Wendy A said...[Reply]

Have a Happy Halloween....Wish we had halloween.

Anita said...[Reply]

Thanks a lot Kerri for the Halloween story and all the photos! I always love to see your cats, they are so cute!
Oh, by the way, apparently the good weather we had those past days finally arrived to the US. And we got your nasty one now. ;-((
But you deserve it, enjoy the last sunshine before the winter comes over!

clairesgarden said...[Reply]

love the kitten pictures, and endless source of amusement!
great pumpkin and halloween costumes!

Gardener's Garden said...[Reply]

Kerri, I used to live in Upstate N.Y. and am really enjoying your posts and the exceptional photographs....a belated Happy Halloween.

Linda A said...[Reply]

The picture of Tux between the posts up against the barn is a favorite. The eyes look so startled.... The other pictures are beautiful... Look out Farah !!!

Sandra said...[Reply]

Like your Halloween Cats! ;o)

Sigrun said...[Reply]

Kerri, nice to see your old photos. You look so very joung, but - you look also young today!

Sigrun

Dianne said...[Reply]

These are great photos, old and new! Ever think of doing a cat calendar or greeting cards? I've seen lots of adorable ones on your blog.