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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Glimpses of October

'Evening, everyone ♥

So, October is over-- naturally, this makes me very sad.
My favorite month... gone with a sweep of leaves and candy wrappers!
It had its ups and downs for me this year; a huge down being the 
loss of my Cuddles, and a minor down of not being fit enough to 
travel to New Hampshire. But, there were some memorable 
moments and excursions that did indeed cheer me up,
and those are the things I'd like to share with you tonight!

Now, I must point out that these photos aren't technically
New England, but they do invoke the homely spirit of tradition
and celebration that our favorite region practices so well....

So enjoy!

  My October

My Lola relaxing the first night of October

Schmitt's Farm Haunted House

Horse-drawn hayrides at Windy Farm

Pumpkin picking!

Jericho Cider Mill-- best cider on Long Island!

Fun at Deepwell Farms Fall Festival


Lovely scene at the Huntington Apple Festival

Friends at the Bayville Haunted Firehouse!


My house the first night we completed our decorations

Halloween parade at Old Bethpage's 1880s Halloween

Am I in New York or New England?...

Sleepy pig
The Headless Horseman paid us a visit

New England, is that you?

Ghostly spectre

My living room

Happy 12th Birthday, Lola!

Lola with her monogrammed L.L. Bean "Wicked Throw"

A ghostly bride walking the streets of Sleepy Hollow

The Old Dutch Church

Awaiting the annual reading of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

My house on Halloween night!


My pumpkin-head all dressed up ♥

And for the grand finale, a video of my yard on Halloween night:

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So, I hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween!
Though, as much as I miss it, I must exclaim:
I'm ready for the Holidays!


  1. I, too, am sad to see October slip by so quickly. These are great pictures - thanks for sharing!!

  2. hi erin! i love this post. i am in a post halloween funk here too! why does october fly by so fast? you really went all out on your halloween decorations! great job. lola looks so cute!

  3. Erin this has been a LONG October for me, but from the pics I think you did a lot of interesting things despite the setbacks. Love you. Mom

  4. perfect pictures for your post! Lola looks so sweet in her pumpkin hat. enjoyed the tour!

  5. Really, Erin, SPOOKTACULAR was at your house!! Looks like such fun. That video was so funny.
    Lola is really in the spirit of things and a belated happy birthday hug to her from the Cape!
    Your pictures are beautiful. The foliage really is wonderful this year.
    Wishing you a happier Nov and Dec!

  6. i love the images you posted and your sccccaaarrrrryyyy house decor;). that's so cool- halloween is the best, but there's plenty of fun coming in November & December:). thanks for sharing the video of your home.



  7. Happy Birthday Lola! I wish you many more birthdays sweet girl. And I know your mom does too ; )

    That's long island? I had no idea! But then again, I've never been there. Looks like you had a lot of fun celebrating Halloween. Such a great display!

    How are the plans going to move to New England?


  8. What a nice way to say good bye to October. You always have the best ideas. Your yard looked very festive.

  9. From a New England lover on the west coast, thanks so much for sharing the photos and the movie!

  10. Wow! You really go all out for Halloween, girl! What a great job on the decorations and creating a spooky atmosphere for the kiddos! I can hardly wait to see what you do for Christmas! lol! It looks like you will have lots of wonderful October memories..... :)

    xoxo laurie

  11. Gorgeous Erin! Loved the video but where was your voice?? I wanted to hear you!! Love that happy piggy too in the pictures, They're all wonderful. Happy weekend xoxo Rachel

  12. hello know I LOVED this...your placelooked so great..and i LOVED the video too...

    i sure enjoyed all your pictures...i got a good new england october jolt for sure...

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  13. Your kitty is so sweet! You certainly had an active October. Looks like a great time.

  14. The Sleepy Hollow thing looked awesome! I really love that story.

  15. Gosh, your yard is incredible! Thanks for the wonderful October pictorial.

  16. These are such nice photos Erin, and I love the animal images (including the kitty photos). You've reminded me how much I miss October!

    Hope you are doing well.

  17. hi erin!!! glad the recipe worked for you! cool!!!

  18. I love these pictures! This is everything I imagine when I think of an East Coast/New England fall! Gorgeous pictures! These posts are the reason I love NE bloggers!! :)

  19. Hi Erin...GREAT photos. Loved them. Love your new header, too. Haven't seen you visiting lately. You must be very busy with school, etc. Please stop by when time permits. I miss you! Susan


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