Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat


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one of the historical links to the origins of halloween is the Celtic festival of Samhain The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half", and is sometimes regarded as the "Celtic New Year"

The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the Otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The family's ancestors were honoured and invited home while harmful spirits were warded off. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks. Their purpose was to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm.

The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even ("evening"), that is, the night before All Hallows Day.

Black and orange are the traditional Halloween colors and represent the darkness of night and the color of bonfires, autumn leaves, and jack-o'-lanterns

more halloween info here...


day's end--
adding chopped pumpkin into
bubbling corn soup
--gillena cox

Trick or Treat? definitely a treat :) much love to all LUNCH BREAK visitors at halloween

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Affirmation 3


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cooler breezes
bekcon the season of Christmas
proclaiming God's love
-- gillena cox

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Affirmation 2

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Affirmation


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God's blessings
coming my way
faith in today
--gillena cox

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Harvest moon


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harvest moon--
who hears the last leaf
of evening fall?
--gillena cox

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Morning Moon


night lamps outed
the morning moon
westerly placed
--gillena cox

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

A White Butterfly



one white butterfly
in October's sunshine
a cumulus sky
--gillena cox

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Meeting and Greeting


mouse clicks...meeting and greeting
through weathers and seasons
--gillena cox

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Absent butterflies



absent butterflies
in October's sunshine
sunkissed ixoras
--gillena cox

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Buds and Blossoms

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

BananaTrees



Pastelle Recipe here...

in Trinidad and Tobago banana trees are also called 'fig trees'; so we talk about 'green fig' and 'fig leaf'

so therefore the haiku from the image could we read locally as

fig trees
fig leaves will wrap pastelles
for Christmas menus
--gillena cox

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Cobalt Sky

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Morning

Friday, October 01, 2010

October cheer


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The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The "Language of Flowers" therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower such as the Calendula (Marigold). A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.

The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the Calendula, so favored during the Victorian era was "My thoughts are with you".

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remembering
our first kiss
scent of bay leaves
--gillena cox

My husband's birthday is October 16th; i'm publicly wishing my husband, Anthony Cox, all God's blessings; as he curves into his 62nd birthday

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