2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn

Thanksgiving Day 2022

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Thankful

No ghosts or goblins and trick-or-treats,
No candy or flowers for your sweets.
No gifts to buy or presents to give,
Just be THANKFUL for the life that you live.

by Mandy Cidlik

πŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ¦ƒ

2022 · Halloween Season

DΓ­a de Los Muertos/Day of The Dead 2022

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Β‘Feliz DΓ­a de Los Muertos!

πŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸπŸ’€πŸ

2022 · Halloween Season · Samhain · Wheel of The Year

Witches New Year ~ Samhain 2022

πŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈ

As the darkness now draws near
See the cycle of the year
As the light now goes within
Let the hallows dance begin.

Blessed Samhain Night!

πŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ§™β€β™€οΈ

2022 · Halloween Season · Samhain · Wheel of The Year

Happy Halloween & Blessed Samhain 2022!

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Happy Halloween!

Now in the darkening of the year
the veil between the world wears thin
and those gone on ahead draw near.
In the hours of quiet remembrance
that the waning season brings,
we may feel their whispered presence
like the brush of a gentle wind.

Blessed Samhain!

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SAMHAIN (The Summer’s End)

Samhain marks one of the two great doorways of the Celtic year, for the Celts divided the year into two seasons: the light and the dark, at Beltane on May 1st and Samhain on October 31st. Some believe that Samhain was the more important festival, marking the beginning of a whole new cycle, just as the Celtic day began at night.
The most magically potent time of this festival is the night of October 31st, known today of course, as Halloween. The date marked both an ending and a beginning in an eternal cycle.
In the country year, Samhain marked the first day of winter, when the herders led the cattle and sheep down from their summer hillside pastures to the shelter of stable and byre. The hay that would feed them during the winter must be stored in sturdy thatched ricks, tied down securely against storms. Those destined for the table were slaughtered, after being ritually devoted to the gods.
All the harvest must be gathered in, barley, oats, wheat, turnips, and apples for come November, the faeries would blast every growing plant with their breath, blighting any nuts and berries remaining on the hedgerows. Peat and wood for winter fires were stacked high by the hearth. It was a joyous time of family reunion, when all members of the household worked together baking, salting meat, and making preserves for the winter feasts to come.
The Celts believed that at the time of Samhain, more so than any other time of the year, the dead were able to mingle with the living, because at Samhain the souls of those who had died during the year traveled into the otherworld. As a feast of the dead, it was believed the dead could, if they wished, return to the land of the living for this one night, to celebrate with their family, tribe, or clan.

https://www.deviantart.com/brightstone/art/Book-of-Shadows-Samhain

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2022

UGH! Another Teenager! πŸ™„πŸ˜œ

πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚

Congratulations on finally finishing your pre-teen years
and becoming a teenager.
Happy Birthday to our 13-year-old daughter, Sara!

πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚

2022

Benjamin’s 4th Birthday

Benny is our latest addition to our family. We adopted him in December 2019. He’s very loving and loves to cuddle with Kevin when he watches TV. But he is also very skittish. Which can be annoying sometimes. Because he also runs from getting brushed. And Benny sheds so much in Summer. Well, we have to take the good with the bad. Benny’s best buddy is Ozzy. They are both about the same age. And they always love to tumble around and get in trouble together. Ozzy seems to be the leader, while Benny follows him. We all celebrated Benny’s Birthday together. The dogs ate already and therefore got a milk bone. Joshua, Chewbacca, and Benny had canned cat food. And Ozzy got a little bit of whipped cream.

Happy 4th Birthday, Benjamin!

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn

Back To School 2022/2023

πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰

Today is the first day of “Back To School”. Our youngest, Sara, is the only one left to go to regular school. Sara is a 7th grader in Middle School. And she will ride on the school bus for the first time this year. Not that Sara is happy about the bus ride. But this will help me with scheduling appointments and I don’t have to worry about picking her up from school. I have the feeling she will make some friends on the school bus as well. Now off to new adventures and learning. I remember, 7th grade was my favorite school year. πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰

Happy First Day Back To School!

πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰ πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰

2022 · Lughnasadh · Wheel of The Year

The First Harvest ~ Lughnasadh/Lammas 2022

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Nature stands at the threshold of Autumn, it is still filled with summer’s warm delightful energy, yet there is something in the orange-tinted sunlight that speaks of change. Dusk arrives a little sooner than anticipated. The grain in the field and the fruits and vegetables in the garden begin to ripen.
We celebrate our progress and achievements, as well as the harvest at hand. We celebrate, knowing that we must stay focused on the crops that are still ripening. It is a time to reconcile our hopes with our fears. We joyfully receive the first rewards for our efforts, yet we still await the outcome of the remaining crops.

http://www.earthspiritpath.org

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2022 · My Travel Journal · Texas · USA

World Snake Day 2022

World Snake Day aims to increase awareness regarding the over 3,500 snake species that exist across the world. Not all of them are as scary or venomous as we believe them to be. The fascinating reptiles are often not given the recognition they deserve just because of the bad reputation they have earned over the years. The day aims to change the negative perception surrounding snakes and promote the love for all living beings — even the ones we fear.

Happy World Snake Day!

2022 · Delaware · My Travel Journal · USA

National Delaware Day 2022

In Summer 2017 coming from Philadelphia, we reached Delaware (State #33). Being on I-95 it is not a wise idea to blink, or you’ll miss the State of Delaware … LOL. We stopped at a rest area to get a bite to eat. I loved, that they served a mix of European/American-style sandwiches. The Turkey-Brie-Apple Ciabatta-Sandwich I had for lunch was very delicious. The lady at the counter warmed it for a minute, which made the cheese melt a little bit. I also had a Danish as a dessert. It was good, very good! Half of the sandwich, I kept for later on the road. Because it was very filling. And that was our time traveling through Delaware.

Happy National Delaware Day!

2022 · California · My Travel Journal · Texas · USA

Father’s Day 2022

If I could find the perfect words
I’d write them ‘cross the sky
In lots of shiny colors
With letters ten feet high.
Then everyone could read about
The man that I call dad
And how he’s always there for me
In good times or in bad.
I need to let you know dad
Cause sometimes it’s hard to say
But I have always loved you
And in my heart, you’ll always stay.
Thank you for just being you
I’m so proud you are my dad
You truly are my hero
And the best friend I’ll ever have.
Author: Unknown
2022 · In Our Garden · On Our Property · Texas

🌺World Bee Day 2022 πŸ

World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20 each year. The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem. Every year on this day, the global public will focus on the importance of preserving honey bees and all other pollinators. People will be reminded of the significance of bees in providing for the needs of humanity.

Resource: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/world-bee-day-may-20/

2022

Mother’s Day ~ 2022

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Mama Duck & her offspring

Happy Mother’s Day!

🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷 

2022

Our 20 Year Anniversary

πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•

I am thankful for 20 years with you,
Full of struggles, fun, adventures, and companionship.
Our love gets sweeter by the day!

πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•

2022

Easter 2022

πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯🌷

A Sweet Easter Poem

As the cold and grey winter days
Give way, to the bright and beautiful spring …
You know it’s time for you to hear,
The Easter bells ring!
The birds are chirping,
The bunnies are out,
There are Easter Eggs all around!
There is happiness in the air,
And a warmth in your heart to stay with you,
All through the year!

Happy Easter!

πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸ₯šπŸ₯🌷

2022

Ozzy’s 3rd Birthday

Our family remembers, when we adopted Ozzy (or he adopted us). He was a three months old kitten. Now, he’s three years old. Ozzy is still a kitten at heart. His favorite part of the day is to play-fight with Benny, our Norwegian Forest Cat, or play tag with Zoey, our Labrador/Pitbull mix. When he wants to play alone, he regularly steals Sara’s hairbands and has a blast with them pushing and kicking them around, until they end up under the refrigerator or under the recliner. When Ozzy wants to watch birds, he usually finds a way on top of our miniature greenhouses to look out the sunroom’s windows. He can be quite a bit mischievous. But we love him so much.

Happy 3rd Birthday, Ozzy!