autumn traditions

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“He is indeed the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.” – Washington Irving, Irving Sketck Book

imag2573.jpgOctober through the end of the year is the arrival of several family traditions in the making. We forage for mushrooms and hike the woods in the crisp air taking in the golden light of Autumn. We paint and carve pumpkins. We make some kind of sweet treat involving apples. We create our own greeting cards for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We celebrate mine and my husband’s birthdays with homemade fancy meals and store bought ice cream cake. We devise and create Halloween costumes.

This is my most beloved season. Not just for the cooler brisk air and turning of the leaves but for all the creative and festive energy it brings to our home. Today is Halloween. The official start to a good few months of merriment. We’ve been busy making merry and mischief for a couple weeks now and I’m reveling in it.

Here’s a look back at the last few years of Daughters Barrow’s Halloween fun.

 

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Author: daughtersbarrow

raising two daughters in the beauty of the hudson valley

1 thought on “autumn traditions”

  1. Great look back on all of Quinn’s Halloween experiences….and now Ada-Jean’s 2nd…..and Brandon you try to look scary but you are just too cute! Dress up is such fun and I love that you embrace the creativity of card making, pumpkin carving, all the fun of special foods and drinkn and of course costume making. You guys embrace life and I smile when I think of you all enjoying the richness of family life and experiences. hugs and love. Grammi Silk

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