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31 Days of Halloween – Party

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31 Days of Halloween – Party

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Party

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My painted rock (black) with yellow Party and orange dots

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These are some kid’s Halloween parties where they were wearing costumes.

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© 2020 BS

 

31 Days of Halloween – Forest

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31 Days of Halloween – Forest

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Forest

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My painted rock of the haunted forest

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IF WE LIVED IN THE WOODS

If we lived in the woods,

What would we do?

Watch out for wolves,

And practice “Hoo-Doo”.

If we lived in the woods,

It would never be dull.

We would pick mushrooms and

Light up the Skull.

If we lived in the woods,

We would not have a phone.

We could bake a cake, and

Visit the Crone.

If we lived in the woods,

We would have to be focused.

We’d have to watch out for

Bats and the Locusts.

If we lived in the woods,

We’d light a candle.

It would never be too much

To Handle.

If we lived in the woods,

We’d sit and converse,

With the flora and fauna, and

Things of the Earth.

If we lived in the woods,

We’d chant and invoke,

Spirits of those of whom

Time Never Spoke.

If we lived in the woods,

We’d never be sad.

The rest of the world will

Call us Mad.

If we lived in the woods,

We’d play ‘neath the pines.

We’d make our peace with the

Spooks and the Signs.

If we lived in the woods,

We would howl at the Moon,

And dance in it’s light

From August till June.

If we lived in the woods…

If we lived in the woods…

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A large tree trunk with some green plant leaves beside it

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© 2006 (2020) BS

 

31 Days of Halloween – Leaves

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31 Days of Halloween – Leaves

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Leaves

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My painted rocks for leaves (with faces) in brown, red, yellow, & orange.

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REVIVAL

A nagging pain, like cotton wool, muffles my thoughts

My head hurts, just need to close my eyes

Maybe a breath of fresh, fall air will ease my senses

Sunny, mid-morning yellow, surrounded by cool, blue skies

Listening to the silence of the falling leaves

One, two, three, then more

They touch me like soft butterflies

Raining down in golden drops of autumn

A crispy carpet at my feet, I smile as I hear my cat

Pouncing and leaping to catch the falling curiosities

My tree laughs and smiles, as a soft breeze tickles her branches

She shakes herself, releasing her finery for us to enjoy

We have nothing to fear, as winter comes near…

Her words are felt in my soul

As I open my eyes, looking upward,

I am thankful for this gorgeous fall day,

And find my pain gone away

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© 2020 BS

31 Days of Halloween – Slime

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31 Days of Halloween – Slime

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Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Slime

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Monster, Slug, Snail, Cartoon, Green

HERE’S TO YA

His arms are green and slimy,

As up from the brine they rise.

His words are gurgled and rhyme-y,

And he looks to be a fairly big size.

I don’t know what to think,

While I’m frozen to the spot where I stand,

But I offer the creature a drink,

Given by my shaking hand.

As higher and higher he rose,

Up from the water so deep,

I saw two holes for his nose, and

His eyes began to weep.

He said ’twas the first time ever

Anyone tried to be nice to him.

You could have knocked me down with a feather, when

He said his name was Jim.

So, if ever you meet a stranger, an ogre of some reputation,

Don’t look at him in anger,

Just flow with the situation.

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~ funny photo from Pixabay~

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©  2016 (2020) BS

 

31 Days of Halloween – Spooky Spirit Candle

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31 Days of Halloween – Spooky Spirit Candle 

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Candles

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Spooky SPIRIT CANDLE

I have this candle. It sits on the shelf in my living room, in a square, glass jar. It is red, smells good, like spice, and is named “Christmas Spirit”. I’ve had it awhile, but have never lit it. My sister gave it to me because she was scared of it.

You may think that’s a strange reason to gift me with the candle, but I don’t. She knows I love all weird and paranormal things, and this candle had been acting ‘weird’ over at her house. I think she’d bought it at a yard sale, along with some others, a long time ago. She had this one and the others sitting out on her kitchen table, as she was thinking of getting rid of them, now.

She gave me the candle, and told me this spooky story about it. … She was sitting at her table, early one morning, while the house was quiet. She was sipping her coffee, when all of a sudden, the glass lid on the ‘Spirit’ candle popped off with a loud noise, and flew off across the room. It landed quite a distance away, but didn’t break. She was lucky it did not hit her, as it went flying by. There was no rational reason for the lid to come off the glass jar. The table was not jiggled, the room was an even temperature, and the lid had been securely fastened down on top of the jar. She had never burned the candle, either.

So, that’s why she was scared of it…maybe it was possessed, or would do it again at any given moment. Anyway, now I have it. I’ve been waiting for it to do something else…hoping it would flip it’s lid again…anything. I thought that being over here, at my house, with the resident spirits and ghosts, would trigger an incident, but so far it hasn’t. I wish it would.

Could it be that the ‘spirits’ in the Christmas candle are happier now, being around others of it’s kind? I don’t know, but if it does do anything else strange, I’ll let you know.

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©  2014 (2020) BS

31 Days of Halloween – Decorations

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31 Days of Halloween – Decorations

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Decoration

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My painted rock that says Decorate. It’s white with orange decorations stamped on.

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Sticky door decorations of ghosts, jack-o-lantern, & bat

Also a hanging skull with black streamers that blow in the wind we’ve used many times on the front porch

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© 2020 BS

31 Days of Halloween – Scary Music

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31 Days of Halloween – Scary Music

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Music

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Scary Music: Pipe Organ and Ghost

 

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Here’s a true spooky story that happened to me and a friend years ago.

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Years ago, my friend and I were prowling around a big, historic local church. Just us. It was late at night. I don’t know why we were even in there, but we thought no one else was there, and it was dimly lit and spooky. We kept hearing strange and weird music coming from somewhere, so we started exploring. It sounded kind of pretty, but still spooky, when we didn’t think anyone else was there. We looked in all kinds of rooms, up stairs and down in the basement, into shadowy corners, and nooks and crannies. Finally, we found where it was coming from. Some person was playing a giant pipe organ. I guess they were practicing for church services, I don’t know. They didn’t notice us peeking at them, even though we watched for awhile.

At least we thought that’s what and who we saw. Could have been a ghost musician for all we knew. We got out of there, and didn’t speak of it to anyone else.

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© 2020 BS

31 Days of Halloween – Mask

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31 Days of Halloween – Mask

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Mask

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Here’s me years ago in my paper bag mask & costume.

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LOOK INSIDE

Take a look,

Take a look,

Take a look inside…

Take a look inside yourself,

What have you got to hide?

What do you see,

What do you see,

What do you see, I ask?

What do you see yourself to be…

What’s hiding behind that mask?

Reveal yourself,

Reveal yourself,

Reveal yourself to me…

Reveal yourself…I want your truth…

Be who you were meant to be.

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© 2020 BS

31 Days of Halloween – Haunted

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31 Days of Halloween – Haunted

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Haunted

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From a haunted forest to a haunted house = Beware!

Rock painted black with orange bare branched trees, and mysterious eyes peeking out – “Beware – The Haunted Forest” in words.

HAUNTED HOUSE

House of horror

House of fright

Gives me chills

This cold, cold night

Afraid without

Afraid within

Rattling bones

And a skeleton’s grin

Cobwebs are hanging

And shutters are banging

What’s that noise

It’s chains a-clanging

There seeps a fog

So damp and dense

It swirls around

Both house and fence

The floors are creaky

Tonight’s most freaky

No place for those

Who’s hearts are weakly

Hear the lonely wolves a-howling

Ghosts and monsters go a-prowling

Dare you to come in with me

Two together…brave we’ll be

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© 2014 (2020) BS