Thought I'd post the pic of my autumn altar now all newly cleaned up and freshly decorated
I was about to post this in my craft/project album on fb then looked at it . It really is reflecting who I am .
So as I prepare to take a break from blogging ( I am cheating a bit , as I want to write on our homeschool blog , fix it up a bit ☺ ) , fb for this month of oct. I thought i'd be a nice pic to end off with ☺
autumn is a time of OLG , MX , Padre Pio , Chimayo , oranges , browns , yellows ,smells of rain ,marigolds & the strong winds ,those santa Anna winds even find me all the way up here in canada ☺ all those little ones who need protecting & those beautiful monarchs who represent the souls of loved ones taking protection in the Mexican pines .
I am looking forward to my most fav day of the whole yr. A Day of Souls .
Samhain , Hallows Eve etc. this was my gramma's birthday.
I love cemeteries especially where all my loved ones , our ancestors lie . I love this day
i despise halloween that which makes death horrid . fear and scary beasts . people pretending to be whom they are not . It is just who I am not ☺ since childhood I did not like halloween I just never did . maybe I'm weird . I try like I try to like snakes when my ds brings one close to my face lol we all do little things for our children . They like to dress up , run about , receive treats . It is for them a holiday . what they enjoy . So I go along . but it is hard to play pretend for me . I don't like it .
So I travel with our kids to my mothers we visit the cemetery .If there isn't snow and it isn't to cold we will stay and light candles. ☺
My ds9 adventure boy wants to light a candle on the stone steps of the old house this yr. in honour of his great grandparents ☺ He worked very hard with me this summers end to clean those steps off. they must have had 40 yrs of earth , moss , tree roots . These steps are made special with large stones brought across the lake only in winter time with the sleigh because they would be far to heavy in summer for just the fishing boats & canoes. all that is left of the log home after it burned is the foundation , the stone shell of the fireplace and these steps. so I think it an excellent idea for A Day of Souls celebration to sit on those steps , light a candle and remember those who came before and be grateful for all that has been given ☺
I love this time of yr. much change comes and it is very good for us .
Take Care , Blessed Be and I shall see You all after a Day of Souls
Adventure Boy after such a great job of cleaning off the stairs .I'm sure his great grandparents are watching over him & very pleased ☺