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Calavera – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘cal’


Calavera – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘cal’ 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 20, 2021


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with cal.” Use a word starting with the letters “cal” as your prompt word. Have fun!



My sugar skull stress ball, and coin purse with skull & flowers

My Day of the Dead sticker book showing sugar skull & flowers

Calavera is the representation of a human skull, and is usually made from sugar. It is decorated and used in the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos, also called Day of the Dead. It’s to honor and remember those people who have passed away.

I think this is a really great holiday, celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. For a few years my daughter and I would attend the festivities held here in town. The University (Texas Tech) would hold a progressive art trail exhibit from one location to another. There we could see many forms of art displays of ofendas (small altars), paintings, mixed media projects and sculptures.

They would have decorations, a Mariachi  band playing music, and traditional refreshments of ‘dead bread’, tamales, chips & salsa, and hot chocolate.

Then we’d go to the next art place, which was held at the Buddy Holly Center & Museum, where many more art works were on display, more food and another band would play.

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve gone to these, but they sure were fun.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS


Fan Of … Skulls & Skeletons


Fan Of … Skulls & Skeletons

Fan Of… #32 — Arbroath Beach


Here’s a new fun challenge! Just post something you like and are a fan of. 🙂

It’s hosted by Jez Braithwaite, and you can find his blog at the above link. Thanks, Jez!

How To Join In

  1. Create a Fan Of… Photo Post.
  2. Add a link to your Fan of… blog post in my comment box.
  3. Title your post Fan Of… or add Fan Of… tag


I would have to say I’m a big fan of all kinds of skulls and skeletons. I like all things Halloween, and especially these kind of items for the Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos.

I have painted rocks with skeletons on them, I have jigsaw puzzles, and stickers. I also have rings and necklaces with skulls. 🙂


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© 2019 BS

Pull Up a Seat # 8


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Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge-Week 8


Here’s some interesting chairs. Well, of course you can see they are chairs…but, let me tell you about them.

The red & white ones, if I remember right, were in a local ice cream parlor place. It was all done up in a 50s theme, and really cute in there. The ice cream was very good, too.

The yellow/orange decorated one is done up for the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos – Oct. 31st – Nov. 2nd of each year. I saw the chair at an art trail display locally, when we went one year.

The blue chair was at the same venue, as part of an ofrenda display. An ofrenda is an offering made by someone to honor those that have passed over.

The little red chairs are part of another ofrenda, that has tiny skeletons sitting in them.

Last, is just a painting of skeletons dancing, which is another Day of the Dead decoration. I found it at a yard sale a long time ago.



Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS



OCTPOWRIMO 2016 – DAY 8 – POROUS octpowrimo2016c


Porous …means to have tiny holes, or spaces, for air or light to pass through.


All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is celebrated in the autumn of each year, on November 2. People honor their loved ones who have died. It is believed the veil between the dimensions of the living and the dead is thinner at this time of year, so all the souls are able to visit more readily. Offerings of food, trinkets, and flowers are gathered to bring to the graves, or an ofrenda in the home. It is a nice custom, and not scary at all.



Come alive, come alive, come alive through the veil

Through porous dimensions all souls will sail

Offerings of food and marigold flowers

Treasure your departed in these mysterious hours



Photos taken by me at a Dia de los Muertos Celebration…

Artist unknown


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© 2016 BS



OctPoWriMo…October Poetry Writing Month… http://octpowrimo.com

POEM # 26



Day of the dead…

There’s nothing to fear –

Bake some dead bread,

Call your relatives near.

Ofrendas tell a story;

Sugar skulls are cool.

You shouldn’t have a worry…

They’re not scary, as a rule.

We decorate with marigolds,

Say prayers, bring food, and more…

Pay our respects to all the Souls…

To all those who’ve gone, before.


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