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Thursday, October 31, 2013

hAlLoWeEn 2013 (ETC)

Today is October the thirty-first and it has been one month since I've posted an entry here on Blogger. I'm obviously not adhering to a schedule I had hoped to keep in this particular cyber venue when I announced my plans for my posting on Blogger in October of 2011.

However, if you follow TLLG's web activity you most likely know that I've been diligent in keeping up with content on TLLG's Facebook Page as well as on my Pinterest Boards, and to some extent tumblrwhich are good places to find me if you don't see a posting on Blogger.

Moreover, since June of 2013, I've been posting entries on hometalk, which is a place that reached out to me upon reading an entry I published re bird feeders here on Blogger. And in addition to this, as of August 2013, I am a regular contributor to Cornell's FB Page.

Having said all this, I'd like to get back to posting more frequently here on Blogger and am rethinking a viable schedule for doing so. I hope to come up with an itinerary before the distraction of November and December holidays set in.

For now, let me confess that juggling these venues has been a challenge, and unlike the character pictured at the top of today's entry (who has come to visit my succulent garden for Halloween) I am not a master at juggling activities nor am I good at most types of multi-tasking. The biggest reason for this is I put all my energy into the task at hand and if I can't be as thorough as I want to be with a particular task I put it off until I can.

Be that as it may, I am back here on Blogger today, October 31st 2013, which also happens to be Halloween, a holiday I've written about a number of times on this venue in bygone years.

Often when I've written about Halloween I've included info on how I've decorated my indoor succulent garden for Halloween. This year's decor was enhanced by four groups of visitors who came to visit me for the festivities, including the juggler whose image is at the top of today's entry. The juggler is one of the visitors from GROUP D and he can be seen with his comrades in the image below.

Details about these characters are in a post on hometalk.

But Halloween is not just being recognized in my indoor succulent garden, for, as is my standard, I've also (with the help of Juan V) put Halloween decorations in my garden as seen in the images below.

If you'd like to read about these images, they were discussed in an entry on hometalk that you may refer to by clicking here.

Meanwhilethe second and third image posted above may look familiar to you, because I concluded my last posting here on Blogger with very similar ones — without the pumpkin lights — as I was featuring the flowers of my autumn clematis (the flowers you see in these images) and I stated,"some of the flora that grows in my garden have been busy proving Albert Camus' quote: Autumn is the second spring . . . "

And in relation to my parting images, I stated that "I'll leave you to ponder until I 'see' you here again on Blogger, when I hopefully will be reporting Vincenzo (my baby cardinal) has returned!"

I am very sad to say I have not seen Vincenzo since that time and have been informed that he may never return to my garden, because, evidently baby birds move away from their parents fairly soon, but I believe they stay in the same vicinity as their parents. However, I have not seem much of Vincenzo's parents (Cam and Mac) since my last posting, although it is their standard to take a hiatus from my garden without texting me as to where they are and how they are doing.

A blue jay has come to my garden since my last posting and his/her methods of availing him/herself of seeds from a feeder have been quite entertaining as you might surmise from the images posted below.

And another visitor arrived this past Sunday, a dark-eyed junco, seen below.

The appearance of this sweet fellow/gal is usually a sign that winter is on the way, but you wouldn't suspect that to be the case if you saw my lone crocus flower, trying to extend the growing season before giving in to winter as evidenced by the image below.

Or perhaps the crocus isn't trying to extend anything; perhaps she is just "serving" as a treat for Halloween 2013? And with that thought, dear reader, I will leave you as I did in my last posting, with an image of a flower to ponder and good wishes for a Halloween full of treats!

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