Posts Tagged: halloween

Halloween and All Souls – The Death of the Year

Local Halloween Decor

“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.

Happy Halloween!

Big Coastal Oak with new grass at Irvine Regional Park
Chris in his Gym Teacher costume, I asked if he was a male 'Sue Sylvester' Magnolia, Tammy, and Gracie The Host(ess) with the Bestest Costumes: Carolyn & Chris Gracie in her Halloween Costume Bob's Big Boy without his Hamburger After trick-or-treating, Gracie & Ryan rocking

Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8.

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.

The Haute Dog Howl’oween Dog Parade 2008 Photo Essay

Dog Beach or Bust Float Front of the Dog Beach or Bust Float Haute Dog Howl'oween Red Flyer Mermaid and friend Bird Bird Leaps Up Walking Tramp Seeks a Lady Doggie School Bus The Littlest Pirate!
Family Brilliant Gladiator Dog Medical Organizing the Jungle Float The Autumnal Bee Float Princess Pea takes a Drink Greyhound Greet Great Dane Bumble Bee Hoomin & Doglet Fall Bees Underway The Beehive Float Lining Up Lord of the Dog Floats Sets Sail BatBoy and BatDog Curious George Gets a Ride The Jail Dogs The Greeting Committee I Can Haz Taco Dog Pug-abunga! Elphaba Looks Back Sherlock Sniffs About The Smallest Hyena Support Our Yorkie Tankdggs Minerva The Great Barking Goddess Belle the Dog Beach Lifeguard Scruffy on the Dog Beach Lifeguard Float Evil the Luggage Daredevil The Crayola Girls The Viva Mexico Float Bulldog Taking a Siesta Marge the Sanitation Worker and Her Rubbish Bin Bin Full of Doggies #1 Sanitation Girls Doctor! Nurse! Help! Going Home, All Over for 2008

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.