Tag Archives: #halloweenchallenge

Halloween Countdown – Costume


Halloween Countdown – Costume




Paolo (RIP) in his purple King costume (crown & cape)



The strong man superhero

The princess and the ghoul

This is the night for frightening

A night to play the fool

Their costumes fun or fanciful

Little beggars come to call

Tricks and treats are all in fun

Happy Halloween to them all


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© 2016 & 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 30 – Party


Halloween Countdown # 30 – Party




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


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

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© 2020 & 2021 BS


Halloween Countdown # 29- Scream


Halloween Countdown # 29 – Scream



What kind of cake is served in a haunted house?

“I scream” cake.

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little cartoon kitty on top of cupcake


A Blitz Poem written in 2014



Scream out loud

Scream for Halloween

Halloween is fun

Halloween in October

October thirty-first

October in the fall

Fall of Rome

Fall is autumn

Autumn trees are pretty

Autumn brings chills

Chills and fever

Chills and thrills

Thrills are exciting

Thrills are daring

Daring and brave

Daring to live

Live and die

Live and love

Love me tender

Love me and leave me

Me and you

Me and my shadow

Shadow puppets

Shadow people

People are strange

People watching

Watching the clock

Watching and waiting

Waiting forever

Waiting around

Around the world

Around the block

Block and tackle

Block of cheese

Cheese and crackers

Cheese fondue

Fondue is fun

Fondue is festive

Festive and bright

Festive at night

Night is dark

Night is cold

Cold as ice

Cold is blue

Blue skies above

Blue as your eyes

Eyes can glow

Eyes are orbs




Faces painted on pumpkins (photos by my daughter at local arboretum)


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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 28 – Carve


Halloween Countdown # 28 – Carve



Here are some of my grand-kid’s carved pumpkin jack-o-lanterns

And these two were from my daughter’s photos at the local arboretum.  A large sunflower cut-out, and a green painted alien face.

A Halloween Poem I wrote in 2015



Out in the garden, way in the back,

A tangle of vines did grow.

There was a secret, hidden away,

For only me to know.

I watered and tended this special vine,

And, day by day it grew.

Soon, it revealed an orange orb…

I was the only one who knew.

I was so happy, I talked to it…

In fact, I named him Jack.

He grew up big and strong, that gourd…

I think he liked me back.

Then as the days grew cooler yet,

And, the sun was feeling dim,

I wanted Jack to stay with me,

But, it was time to part from him.

And, so it came, that sad, sad day…

Jack said it would be fine…

I took my knife and severed him…

I cut him from the vine.

I cried a river, but through my tears,

Jack looked at me and smiled…

He said to carve a great big grin,

For every little child.

And, so I did, I carved a face

For Jack’s big orange head.

Now, every Halloween night that comes,

Jack’s eyes shine bright, instead.


An orange pumpkin I carved into a jack-o-lantern wearing a pirate hat


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© 2020 & 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 27 – Moon


Halloween Countdown # 27 – Moon



Moon rock (painted orange with a face), added decorations of bats.


The moon at the start of an eclipse.



My attempt at a photo of the super moon one year. Deep midnight blue sky & the moon over the fence silhouette.


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© 2020 & 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 26 – Creepy Creatures


Halloween Countdown # 26 – Creepy Creatures 



Some little bottles I painted and added fun stickers onto. The skeleton hologram (hanging) is an earring. 🙂

  • Black, green, & orange painted bottles
  • Spiders, ghosts, mummy, skeleton decorations

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And these creepy clown creatures are in our neighbor’s yard!


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© 2020 BS

Halloween Countdown # 25 – Haunted


Halloween Countdown # 25 – Haunted



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.


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


Halloween decoration – Black haunted house with ghosts



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© 2014 (2020, 2021) BS

Halloween Countdown # 24 – Forest


Halloween Countdown # 24 – Forest



We don’t have any forests around here, but I’ve been to or through three in the past.

My family took a vacation in 1970 to Red River, New Mexico. It is located in the Carson National Forest. We stayed in a cabin by a river, deep in the trees. First time I’d ever seen so many trees. We stayed a week, seeing the sights, riding the ski lift, and carving our names into the trunks of the Aspen trees.

The next forest I’ve been to is the Pineywoods which is a forest, of East Texas, over by Texarkana. My in-laws lived there, and we’d go driving around and walking around among the trees. I got poison ivy on my feet one time. Not fun, but I marveled at all the tall pine trees.

The other forest I’ve been through is the (Washita) Ouachita National Forest, which is in the Texas/Oklahoma area. We drove through this beautiful place, along many steep and switchback roads.


Here are some photos of me while in NM showing tall trees and mountains in the background


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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 23 – Grave


Halloween Countdown # 23 – Grave



My three painted rocks R I P (Graveyard Ghost)



Graveyard stark

Lonely park

Make your mark

In the dark


From deep holes

Shrieking ghouls

Ancient scrolls

Speak of trolls

Come all Souls…


Halloween decoration – Gravestone RIP with Bats lurking around

© 2015 & 2021 BS


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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 22 – Leaves


Halloween Countdown – Leaves



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


These four yellow leaves came from our fruitless mulberry tree in the front yard. It always has tons of leaves that fall in the fall season.

oranage/yellow Virginia creeper leaves


🍂 Lovely, leafy leaves leaving, leaves trees lonely. 🍂


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© 2021 BS