Less Wordy Wednesday (Fire up the cauldron)

[Dim the lights]

[Cue spooky Music]

[The fireplace crackles sinisterly]

[I step away from the cauldron and don my witch hat. My all black cat joins me on the rickety rocking chair]

In my spookiest, cackling witch voice: Gather ’round my dearies because October is upon us. It’s time for ghouls and goblins. Time for the things that go bump in the night. And to prepare for the festivities I offer a spectacle of terrifying lawn decor:


First are the homemade tombstones, enough to frighten even the bravest souls. And watch out, there’s a freakish ghoul that roams these parts wearing pajama pants and an olive green winter coat.


Next is the scarecrow that wears my husband’s clothes. Look how lifelike he appears (no I’m talking about the guy with the pumpkin head… the one sitting in the chair). The creature was so lifelike I thought he might make good use of that rake, but alas he just sat there, watching the leaves pile up.

Snow Witch

And lastly, the Snow Witch. No, a Snow Witch is not a real thing. She was magically created from the Halloween snow that fell four years ago. What sets her apart from a snowman is the witch hat on her head and the spiders crawling across her body. If you look closely one of these spiders made a guest appearance as “spider drinking water” in Monday’s post.

[I rise and add oregano to the cauldron (because I’m out of italian seasoning), most certainly annoying the cat that had been in my lap. He casts a vengeful glare before sulking into the other room]

[The spooky music begins to fade]

In my witch voice again: That’s all for this week my dearies. Please stop by next week for more hauntingly scary photos–if you dare! Bwahh ha ha.

10 thoughts on “Less Wordy Wednesday (Fire up the cauldron)

    • jennifer Windram says:

      The Snow Witch was a spontaneous creation, but she turned out pretty spoooooky 🙂

      It’s usually pretty chilly here on Halloween and it snows every few years, so all the kids have to bundle up. Seventy degrees would be great for all the costume wearers!

  1. b00kreader says:

    I love Halloween decorations, your tombstones look great! Mine go up this weekend, last year I had a huge spiderweb with a toddler sized ‘treat’ caught in the center. Not sure how I’m gong to top that 🙂

    • jennifer Windram says:

      Thanks. We made them a few years ago from a tutorial we saw in Martha Stewart and they’ve held up pretty well.

      OOh. I love that your spider web has a “treat” in the center. Sounds scary 🙂 Have fun decorating!

    • jennifer Windram says:

      We try to really get into all of the holidays and Halloween can be so fun. We’ve bounced a couple of ideas around. We might go dark this year and do like a Night Circus thing. We better get on it though Halloween will be here in no time. Are you dressing up? What about your kiddos?

      • natarunmore says:

        Ohh that sounds cool! The kids are going as a frog and a turtle haha. I know it will be hard to dress them as cute animals in the years to come so I’m taking advantage now before they wanna be power rangers! Not sure what me and hubs will be, working on it.. 🙂

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