Welcome to the party! October is a time of magic as you well know, and I have a tale to tell about a little bit of magic that happened on this very day!
Every year since I have lived in this house I have planted pumpkins. I was certain that since I had a proper garden for the first time this year they would be better than ever. But sadly my dears, it was not to be.
I tended my vines with great care, and they grew hardy and strong. However, despite my best efforts not a single pumpkin formed this season.
This morning when I went out to pick the last of my beans and carrots I spied a glimmer of orange under one of the leaves! Could it be?
Yes I was sure it was a tiny little pumpkin!
I moved closer for a better look...is that an eye?
I moved the leaves aside and jumped back. A tiny pumpkin was there indeed...but he was looking back at me with large full moon shaped eyes, black as midnight!
The poor little guy was all alone, so I plucked him right out of the patch and stuck him in my apron pocket.
I was busy decorating so I set him on the table with the pumpkins waiting to be carved for that oh so special evening. I thought he would feel right at home, but he seemed a bit nervous...
I tucked him safely inside a wreath, but that didn't seem to make him feel any better.
Finally I took him downstairs and sat him by the haunted house, and I went on about my business.
Tricky Tweeter got curious and came to see what all the fuss was about. He told Pip he would be his friend. Pip told him he was afraid of Halloween!
Jacko arrived next and announced he would like to be friends with him too! They wanted to know why he was afraid of Halloween since it's such a magical time of year with trick or treating, bobbing for apples and great costumes! Pip explained he was afraid that he would carved into a jack-o-lantern.
They assured him that would never happen and that he would be around for many, many more Halloween's to come! They all danced a little jig together and began making plans for the big night!
Pip, his friends and I would like to wish you all a Happy Halloween! May you find a little magic of your own!
I would like to thank all of you for stopping by, and A Fanciful Twist for hosting the party! Be sure to stop by and visit all the other lovely blogs participating!
Also be sure to check out my Haunted By Holmes Blog Give Away.
Lastly, if you are interested in Pip, Jacko or Tricky Tweeter they are available for adoption on my website; Blondheart.com
PS...I always visit every blog. It somtimes takes me a bit, but I promise I will get to yours!