Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Haunting

Witches and goblins with jack-o-lanterns bright.
Creep through the town on a cold, October night.
You hear the sound of running feet where nothing can be seen,
And the strangest things can happen on a wild Halloween!

Out in the street, merry children run about.
Masks on their faces, they go with noisy shout.
They rap at every window pane where people may be seen,
And the strangest things can happen on a wild Halloween!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Spooky Home Decor

The entry way window...

Dusky Window

The dining room windows...

Spooky lighted tree and candle on top of the refrigerator...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

'Tis the Season

to get out my favorite decorations to put the house in a Halloween mood...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This is one of my favorite Halloween wallpapers that I put up every year. I downloaded several that I really like from Kate.Net. She also has screensavers and other fun stuff on her webpages. Check them out!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Twenty-Five Years

Tying the knot

So, it was twenty-five years ago today that Dennis and I got married. Yep--today is our silver wedding anniversary.

Wedding Party

We had a small family wedding at my parents' house. My older brother was Denny's best man and my cousin Kathy was my matron of honor. (Kathy's parents had been best man and matron of honor at my parent's wedding...) I chose autumn colors for my trim and flowers. I bought my ivory-colored satin blouse and skirt off-the-rack at Nordstrom's. (I still have it around here someplace but doubt I could get into it.)

Daylight was already beginning to fade at four in the afternoon when we left for the reception. It was about ten degrees--a fine fall day in Alaska.

We drove into town and had a reception for friends and colleagues at one of the larger hotels in Fairbanks. Small wedding and big party was just the right sort of celebration for us. My Dad still talks about how much "those FAA folks" drank...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


so much depends

a yellow wheel

frosted by the

beside the wood

with apologies to William Carlos Williams....

Saturday, October 18, 2008


About two weeks ago, my uncle gave me some clippings from his plants. I brought them home and started them rooting. Since many of the clippings still had buds on them, the resulting starts have bloomed, giving an unexpected touch of color to the autumn days.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008