Halloween Costume Store Colors

Deep blue costume mask

The costume store was on my to do list yesterday. It’s almost Halloween and I thought I would look for something new to wear. I usually go with an orange pumpkin T-shirt and black pants. This year I wanted to do something different. Once in the store, I was dazzled by the gorgeous colors everywhere. I was glad to have my cell phone, which gave me the ability to take photos. Above is a mask that caught my eye right away. Next I spotted the silver and black mask below.


Lastly, the spooky witch that one expects to see at this time of year. I did find a costume, but you will have to wait to see it, after all it isn’t Halloween yet.

Roses in Our House

red,yellow,orange roses

Roses in our house always make me happy. I love their beauty, color, and scent. I recently picked these from my garden and placed them on the kitchen table, to enjoy while eating our meals.
yellow,red,orange roses
The orange rose is my Magic Lantern Tea Rose.
The red rose is my Trumpeter floribunda.
The yellow rose is Sun Flare. A lovely yellow floribunda.

The Trumpeter floribunda is my newest rose, but the Magic Lantern and Sun Flare have been in our garden for many years. I am sure they were planted in the 1980s. This made me wonder how long Rose bushes can live. I read that rose bushes can live six to ten years, but I know our rose bushes are much older than ten years. Apparently climbing roses can live fifty years. It’s no wonder I feel like our roses are part of the family. I hope you enjoy their beautiful color as much as I do. I would love to know how long you have had your rose bushes. Be sure to write and tell me.

Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

Fort Humboldt, surgeon's house
Fort Humboldt was another fun and interesting historical site we visited while in Eureka, California this summer. Above is a photo of the surgeon’s house. It was so cozy, I wanted to move in.  Below are a few more photos I took while exploring the fort. Continue reading