Monday, October 25, 2010

Was it a Halloween Dream?...

Wheewww, we just returned from a whimsical weekend in Washington where the mood was all things Halloween! For weeks upon weeks, mom was preparing for our visit and decking the house in orange and black delights. Everything smelled of spicy-sweet Witch's Brew, and yummy treats made from the Parker cauldron were ready to be served. Naturally, we put on our festive Halloween attire to celebrate the season...

Mom-&-Me

The spellbinding aroma of sugary delights filled the air. Chocolate bonbons, orange bark candy, iced cookies, ginger bars and Halloween cupcakes lured me in to take a bite....

Halloween-Cupcakes

Soon, I was under a Halloween spell and the Hobgoblin himself arrived to start the party. Bells began to jingle and the wild dancing began.....

Dancing-Spook

Guests began to arrive, and all to celebrate my most favorite holiday with me!

Spook-in-the-door

Then, the Pumpkin-Patch King, dressed as a scarecrow, knocked on the door, and I let him in too....

Three-of-us

Preparing for the party, he and the Hobgoblin smoothed my hair and the Pumpkin-Patch King secured my party hat with a bow beneath my chin...

Getting-dressed

We laughed and shared stories of Halloweens past. Giddy with treats and overjoyed to be together, the day swept by, and soon I was waking up. Was it a dream??

On the following morning, I asked my parents if we could go to the Pumpkin King's Patch, and so we headed down a winding fall road to visit his farm. Whimsy once again filled the air with smiles and silliness all about...

Craven's-Farm

He had grown pumpkins of many colors and shapes, bumpy and smooth, mini to massive and all in between...

Craven's-pumpkins

We visited the barn to meet the critters within. JP had a close encounter with a loud squawking goose and what looks to be a bright, dashing spirit which revealed itself within our lens!... Spooooky!

Spirits-on-the-farm

I posed with the pumpkins, and felt a wee bit nostalgic remembering those childhood days out at the pumpkin patch! What fun!.....

Johanna-in-the-patch

It was certainly a weekend not to forget, but it all flew by in such a frenzied blur! Was it a dream... ? No, I think it certainly did happen and what fun we all had.... I hope to reveal more of this whimsical weekend down the road, so stay tuned. For now, allow your imagination to soar! Happy Halloween!

~ Johanna

8 comments:

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Looks like so much fun! I love the pic of JP and the mean goose. I don't think I've ever met a nice goose!

Anonymous said...

WOW, what fun!...... Wish this would have been a public party - I would have been there!

BarbT

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! Fun pictures and have a Happy Halloween!

Kristen

Skelly Addict said...

Very cute photos! Looks like you had a blast!! Happy early Birthday and of course Happy Halloween!!!

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

a perfect Halloween and told so well.. I could actually smell the treats, YUM!

Happy Halloween,

~Diane

Designs By CK said...

Glad you had FUN and great pictures, especially the blurry ones to show movement! '-)

Wishing you a delightful Halloween early!

SpOOky CK >:-)

Anonymous said...

Neat pictures and what a fun time! Would love to see more of what went on during this Halloween party

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thanks for sharing your fun filled weekend Johanna! Looks like a great time was had by all!
Laurie