As You might expect, Halloween is a little strange around me! (Yes, this is quite a tail). Anyway, all of my "trick-er-treaters" showed up in squirrel costumes. The Pumpkin Patch turned Pink. Even the clouds dressed up for the occasion! Below you will find links to your photostudies and info excerpt from Wikipedia about Halloween. Today, I am experiencing a true "TRICK". From Drought to Flood in 24 hours with 5 inches of rain so far! Rainbow Creek is flowing again (at warp speed!).
Sending Treats out to Everybody-
Happy Halloween! BOO!
A jack-o'-lantern, one of the symbols of Halloween
All Hallows' Eve
All Saints' Eve
|Observed by||Western Christians and many non-Christians around the world|
|Significance||First day of Hallowmas|
|Celebrations||Trick-or-treating, costumeparties, making jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, divination, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions|
|Observances||Church services, prayer,fasting, and vigils|
|Next time||31 October 2014|
|Related to||Totensonntag, Thursday of the Dead, Samhain, Hop-tu-Naa,Calan Gaeaf, Allantide, Day of the Dead, Reformation Day, All Saints' Day (cf. vigils)|
Gaelic and Welsh influence
Spread to North America
On route home after a night's drinking, Jack encounters the Devil who tricks him into climbing a tree. A quick-thinking Jack etches the sign of the crossinto the bark, thus trapping the Devil. Jack strikes a bargain that Satan can never claim his soul. After a life of sin, drink, and mendacity, Jack is refused entry to heaven when he dies. Keeping his promise, the Devil refuses to let Jack into hell and throws a live coal straight from the fires of hell at him. It was a cold night, so Jack places the coal in a hollowed out turnip to stop it from going out, since which time Jack and his lantern have been roaming looking for a place to rest.
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Don't forget the treats for the "Wild Ones"!