Well the frost was on the pumpkins this morning, burr!
The fall colors have been spectacular and the weather up to now has been simply beautiful. Autumn is my favorite time of year, even though it is the harbinger of Winter.
Thankfully the sun is now shining brightly, and the frost has disappeared, so to celebrate I have a few more sweet treats to fill your Halloween goodie bag!
Of course there is a special Taylor treat! A treat that Karin created for us back when we were all awaiting Taylor Hicks' 2006 self-titled CD to drop. (Coincidentally we are all now eagerly awaiting his new Cd that will be released in February of 2009!)
Karin's treat should have been shared in September, but Karin and I didn't get much blogging done that month, so I'm taking the opportunity to share it today, unbeknownst to Karin :-)
But first here is a little something for your goodie bag, a cute poem about Halloween trick or treaters for you to share:
Frost is on the pumpkin
Chill is in the air
Leaves are gently falling
Swirling here and there.
Many different faces
Costumes in the night
Gremlins, ghouls and goblins
Causing quite a fright.
Vampires in the darkness
Hobos in the street
Ghosts are ringing doorbells
Time for trick-or-treat.
Candles in the window
Faces all aglow
Painted little munchkins
Put on quite a show.
Full of tricks and sorcery
Warlocks in the night
Lamps are shining brightly
Makes for quite a site.
Lots of spells and magic
Witches do appear
Riding on their broomsticks
Halloween is here.
Now we'll go to the moon and back, back to September that is, for your Taylor Treat! Come a little bit closer now, you're in for a real treat!
video: "Harvest Moon" a Taylor Hicks Montage by KarinP
A little Harvest Moon trivia:
"When the moon is full, mankind is one!"
In China and throughout many Asian countries people celebrate the Harvest Moon on the 15th day of the eighth month of their lunar calendar. The date in the Western calendar changes yearly. This year, it fell on September 14, 2008.
The Harvest Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhong Qiu Jie) is a day of family reunions much like a Western Thanksgiving. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon is the roundest and brightest signaling a time of completeness and abundance. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, children are delighted to stay up past midnight, parading multi-colored lanterns into the wee hours as families take to the streets to moon-gaze.
It is also a romantic night for lovers, who sit holding hands on hilltops, riverbanks and park benches, captivated by the brightest moon of the year!
September's full moon, known in folklore as the Harvest Moon, rises over the DC skyline.
photo credit: philliefan99
"Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody."
~ Mark Twain ~