Rudy celebrating his 2nd birthday, October 21, at Olan Mills/KMart studio. Various poses in wallets placed in shadowbox right below...

Rudy in '01
Shadowbox by Hallmark.

Beau & Rudy dressed as Pumpkins in '01!

Beau, Brandy, & Me!
Picture People Studios, Scottsdale Arizona

(Beau's wearing a sage hoodie sweats, Brandy's wearing a yellow rainoat, and I'm dressed as a pumpkin girl! Notice the 2 little treat-or-treat pumpkins- one for Beau, the other for Brandy- stuffed with candy corn packs...)
Halloween '04

dog & cat Halloween animation fun-ny!

In the mood for a unique Halloween (or gag) treat? Here's the kitty litter pan recipe !

As you know, I LOVE's my favorite season of the year. The following poem describes why:


I am rich today with autumn's gold,
All that my covetous hands can hold;
Frost-painted leaves and goldenrod,
A goldfinch on a milkweed pod,
Huge golden pumpkins in the field
With heaps of corn from a bounteous yield,
Golden apples heavy on the trees
Rivaling those of Hesperides,
Golden rays of balmy sunshine spread
Over all like butter on warm bread;
And the harvest moon will this night unfold
The streams running full of molten gold.
Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss
With autumn glory such as this!

óGladys Harp

And, here are more:

"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."
~Samuel Butler

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."
~Elizabeth Lawrence

"No spring nor summer beauty
hath such grace
As I have seen in
one autumnal face."
~John Donne

"October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter."
~Nova Bair

"Bittersweet October.
The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between
the opposing miseries of
summer and winter."
~Carol Bishop Hipps

"The earth has rolled around again
And Harvest Time is here,
The Glory of the seasons
And the growth of all the years."
~Carolyn Wells

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
~Albert Camus

"The heart of Autumn must have broken here, And poured its treasure out upon the leaves."
~Charlotte Fiske Bates

"Autumn is the best season in which to sniff, and to sniff for pleasure, for this is the season of universal pungency."
~Bertha Damon

"We come back to Autumn, to zucchini that wilt like witches' shoes."
~Margaret Hasse

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeing the successive autumns."
~George Eliot

"I've never known anyone yet who doesn't suffer a certain restlessness when Autumn rolls around...we're all eight years old again and anythng is possible."
~Sue Grafton

"As October ends, most of the branches are bare. We see more sky."
~Gladys Taber

"Some of the days of November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moonrise."
~Gladys Taber

"Spring shall plant and Autumn garner until the end of time."
~Robert Browning

"Summer's loss seems little, dear, on days like these."
~Ernest Dowson

"Weatherwise, it's such a groovy day."
~Frank Sinatra

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
~Emily Bronte

Twas the Night of Thanksgiving
Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep.
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned--the dark meat and white,
But I fought the temptation with all of my might.
Tossing and turning with anticipation,
The thought of a snack became infatuation.
So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door
And gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
Til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie.
But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees...
Happy eating to all, pass the cranberries, please.
May your stuffing be tasty, your turkey be plump.
Your potatoes 'n gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious, your pies take the prize.
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.
~ unknown

Best places to visit fall foliage (2004 listing):
Mount Greylock (Appalachian) - Lansborough, Mass.
Athens to Georgia/N.C. State Border - Athens, Ga.
Blue Ridge Parkway - Asheville, N.C.
Killington - Killington, Vt.
Mount Monadnock - Jaffrey, N.H.
Multnomah Falls - Bridal Veil, Ore.
Ogden Canyon/Monte Cristo - Ogden, Utah
Red Wing - Red Wing, Minn.
Rhinebeck - Rhinebeck, N.Y.
Starved Rock State Park - Utica, Ill.



"Knock-knock. Who's there? Boo! Boo who? Oh, don't cry!"

What does a turkey like to eat on Thanksgiving?
Answer: Nothing. He is already stuffed.

What's the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner?
Answer: The turKEY.

everything Halloween

free download images for carving pumpkins

ghost stories & urban legends (read "Head on the Stick" first- scary!)

Pumpkin Hangman game
"Turk"-Tac-Toe game

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Check out Brandy, Melody, & Romeo and Me each at PetsMart Howl-o-ween / Meow-ween events !