Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! (Updated)

I hope you've had a fun, safe, lovely and Blessed day today! (Click on photo's to enlarge).

We started out at the cemetery this morning, first to visit my Nana.

This Mockingbird watched us the entire time we were visiting Nana and began to sing as we got ready to leave.

Then we headed across the highway to another cemetery...

"My daddy always said there's a separate God for children." (Fried Green Tomato's). There's also a separate place for children here.

Happy Halloween Boo! Lord how your Mama loves you. On days like today, I embrace the grief so I can let it go until the next time. Hubbs is just the most amazing, loving man - holding me as I cry for a daughter lost, crying his own tears though she wasn't his.

Cemeteries are beautiful places.

Could this be the same Mocking Bird from Nana's cemetery?

Once home, I finished up some last minute preparations for the trick.or.treater's and got started on making a roast beef for dinner. (It came out So delish!) This is our front porch. (Hubbs said this is the Halloween version of sitting on Santa's lap, lol!)

Our living room mantle.

From the back yard, I caught site of this Gyr Falcon sitting in the tree across the street. Yesterday we saw a Paragon Falcon (which is much larger than this fella) flying over head.

And now it's time for rest after a busy weekend. More photo's may follow soon (in a slide show).

Tomorrow is All Saint's Day, and November 2nd is All Souls Day as well as Day Of The Dead. If you haven't taken some time already to remember your loved ones who have passed, perhaps do so in the coming days. I find it a nice, comforting annual ritual.

Pumpkin Blessings!

*Update: Here are the rest of the photo's from Halloween~


Lisa said...

How appropriate that you saw a mockingbird at both your Nana's and daughter's graves. I just finished reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" and seeing that bird watching you makes what the book says so real.

Jo said...

I didn't even think of that Lisa!

Laume said...

We visited the local cemetery on All Soul's Day and left some flowers for a few of our favorite pioneer graves. We do not have a grave to visit for our son Joshua but for many years I had a small altar for him in our home and I always decorated it for Halloween and other holidays. It's dismantled now, but I still put up the decorations I used to put there and think of him. Of course, I always think of him, but it's nice to have rituals.

Jo said...

I am so sorry for your loss Laume! Thank you for sharing it with me. I find rituals comforting to an extent. (Sometimes I wonder if they don't upset me more). For Christmas, I buy presents for Brianna and donate them to the Marine Corps Toys For Tots program.