11.01.19 – It is that time of the year again, November has arrived. And thus starts my favorite time of the year: Autumn and Winter.
Happy Diwali! Happy Halloween! Happy Dia de Muertos! Happy All Souls/All Saints Day!
Happy start of NaBloPoMo! Yes, I will do my best to post daily here this month!
Photo of the Pumpkin contest at the Irvine Hyatt House taken by Ms. Jen on 10.28.19.
“Trickster is one of the few who passes easily through the borderlands. The rest of us must confront the guardians who rise to bar the way: the gods, faeries, and supernatural spirits whose role is to help or hinder our passage over boundaries and through gates, thresholds, and liminal states of mind. In folk tales, guardians can be propitiated, appeased, outwitted, even slain — but often at a price which is somewhat higher than one really wants to pay.” – Terri Windling in Halloween Approaches
May the tricksters who show up at your door tonight be happy to be paid in candy. Happy Halloween.
Photo by Ms. Jen with her Nokia Lumia 1020.
Thurs 10.31.13 – Two Jack-o-Lanterns and one Hello Kitty pumpkin seen on a door step on Dolphin Ave, while walking around Seal Beach.
Tues 10.31.11 – All photos of local Halloween fun taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8. Click on a thumbnail to see the larger photos.
Sunday 10.31.10 – Today dawned dewy and autumn-esque, of which it remained through most of the day as the touch of chill did not leave the air. All of this called for a walk amongst the old oak trees at Irvine Regional Park before the whirlwind of All Hallow’s Eve began.
All Photos taken by Jen Hanen with a Nokia N82 at the Haute Dog Howl’o’ween Parade, Oct 26, 2008, in Long Beach, CA.
To view the Lightbox slideshow, please click on the thumbnail you wish to see and then use the “Next” & “Previous” to maneuver through the slideshow.
Big thanks to all the folks at Haute Dogs for putting on a fun parade and many thanks to our own Scruffy McDoglet & Belle Le Cane for being willing to be dressed up and sit on a dog parade float!
Update: More photos of the Howloween Dog Parade can be found at howloween.info.