Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dem Bones in the South

Hello again!  I'm glad that you came back for a second visit to our cottage ~ Halloween Style.  No need to worry about Shelob today. She fed well and will most likely be in a food coma for quite some time.

The weather today is in the low 60's. There is a brisk chill in the air and I feel it in my bones.

Here in the South, we like to sit on the front porch in our rocking chairs.  Rocking back and forth, back and forth. I'm not sure why but it's what we do.

We sit and rock and listen to banjo music and we chew the fat with our friends.  Randy the Scarecrow sits in the other rocker.  He rocks back and forth, back and forth.  Randy the Scarecrow is a great listener.  He doesn't say much so I have to chew so much fat that I'm simply bone tired.

My Mama taught me good manners so I have to introduce you to... um... She's not much for small talk but she does tend to shriek at the most inappropriate moment.

I'll never forget when a few years ago, the landscapers were pulling out a tree stump and they suddenly noticed you-know-who.  They kept mumbling "La Muerta La Muerta" over and over.  She didn't mind. She's a bit of a diva.

Please watch your step so not to trip on the bones in the garden.

The fairies get a kick out of everything halloween. These little haunted trees scare away the neighbor's cat. The trees are very sensitive to movement and if startled, laugh and moan. Bwahahaha

As you leave our tour, watch out for the large oak tree. He's been known to grab visitors by the hair. He doesn't mean any harm... He just has no sense of personal space. He's currently in therapy to help him get to the root of the problem.

One day very soon, stop by for a cup of hot cider and tour the inside of the cottage. If you dare...


  1. Gina, you have gone ALL OUT for sure!! You asked if I will use my pretty pen from Christian and I have placed it on my day calendar. That way I will not lose it in my purse!!

    1. Arlene, I went easy on Halloween decor inside though. I'll post pictures later this week.

  2. Gina,
    You are amazing!!!!
    Your place is the Halloween House for certain!!!
    I will be back for that cider!!1

    1. Billie Jo, I will have that cider simmering and ready for your visit. xo

  3. You really do have a fun assortment of things in your yard, I bet it is cute to see the cats sneak up on those trees :)

    1. Connie, the kids seem to like it and that makes me happy!


We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter