Thursday, October 6, 2016

Trick or Treat Time Again

Okay... not the best picture, but here is my new Halloween plate!

The large plastic round fits nicely in my china cabinet. The skull motif inspired me to decorate my entire cabinet in Halloween fun! 

October is my 31 days of Halloween. 

Autumn for me begins on September 1st no matter if it is 110 degrees or less. It is meteorological fall and I am sticking to that. 

The night is cool, but the house is still warm from the hot, dry days of summer. So the windows are open, the laundry machines are on, and I am dusting away. 

The nights are beginning to smell different as the cool arctic air filters into the subtropical mass that used to house monsoon moisture. 

Now I wait. 

Ghosts and goblins abound. Each makes an appearance at my front door for a one night only engagement. Will I have enough candy? 

Trick or Treat!

Have a great and wonderful day!



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sights and Smells of Autumn Writing

Cooler weather has come to the Sonoran Desert! Autumn has arrived. 

With the crescent moon in the sky and Mars glowing after sunset, this new season has wowed and wooed the observer. The smell of autumn fills the air with fire pits, mesquite, and marshmallows. 

Writers can use their senses to show the reader. In the above paragraph, the reader is taken on a journey through their senses and engage with the season. Autumn is alive on crisp, cool evenings. 

Reading and writing should never be a passive event. 

Get your autumn into action! Write for the five senses. Engage with the reader. 

And, rejoice in the return to pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, and spices! 

Have a great and wonderful day!