Pumpkin flower.

SIL is a talented pumpkin carver!

Here’s what his creation looked like outside after dark with a candle inside it.


Happy Halloween!



7 Things You Didn’t Know About Clowns.

Clown Makes Funny Face


Halloween just wouldn’t be Halloween without spooky clowns, right?

Mentalfloss lists 7 little known and interesting facts about this very old profession.


Depending on who you ask, clowns are either harmless fun or the stuff of nightmares. But no matter where your opinion falls, there’s a lot going on beneath the face paint of this surprisingly old profession. There’s even a story behind the iconic red nose: It can be traced to a member of the Fratellini family named Albert, who originated the Auguste clown archetype—complete with the world debut of the bright red clown nose. Now make like a clown car and stuff as many of these facts in your head as you can.

Read the rest of this post here.

The progression of autumn: October 24




Previous posts in this series:
October 17th: https://luckyottershaven.com/2015/10/17/the-progression-of-autumn-october-17/
October 7th: https://luckyottershaven.com/2015/10/07/the-progression-of-autumn-october-7/
September 27th: https://luckyottershaven.com/2015/09/27/the-progression-of-autumn-september-27/
September 20th: https://luckyottershaven.com/2015/09/20/the-progression-of-autumn-september-20/
September 13th: https://luckyottershaven.com/2015/09/13/the-progression-of-autumn-september-13/
September 7th: https://luckyottershaven.com/2015/09/07/the-progression-of-autumn-september-7/

Spooky Coon!



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Happy Furloween!

My son drew this today. I thought it was quite good, so I’m sharing it. Happy Halloween!


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13 reasons why I love Halloween

Most people probably love Christmas best, but for me it’s Halloween and here’s why.

1. It’s not overcommercialized like Christmas, but commercialized just enough to be fun.

2. It doesn’t cost a lot of money

3. It doesn’t cause a lot of stress or lead to family arguments or cause depression like Christmas does.

3. Chocolate. I like to buy bags of chocolate bars meant for kids and eat ’em myself. Unfortunately I live in an area where there are no trick or treaters. No sidewalks.

4. I don’t dress up in costume anymore, but really enjoy seeing other people’s costumes. Some are very creative!

5. The weather is still pretty nice–at least where I live.

6. Candy corn! I love it.


7. Pumpkins.

8. If you’re into getting into costume, it gives you permission to be someone or something outrageous for a day and still be socially acceptable.

9. I have very pleasant memories of Halloween as a child. It’s one of the few times during the year I actually felt happy. When I was a kid it was better though–my neighborhood was safe and parents did not accompany kids over age 6 or 7. The candy bars were regular size back then–not that “fun size” they give out now, and people would go all out decorating their houses. I remember one family even had a “haunted house” in their basement every year.

10. It’s not a Satanic holiday, as some Christians think. It’s a pagan holiday celebrating the harvest, that was later adopted by the Catholic Church (All Hallows Eve) as a preliminary celebration leading to All Souls Day (November 1)

11. It has just a little bit of a “forbidden” feel about it.

12. The movie “Halloween.” I love that movie and watch it every year on Halloween.

13. Black cats.


What’s your favorite holiday, and why?