Happy Harvest and Halloween Homemade Decorations

Dear Reader:

We are down by now to our last day in Maine…so many places left to go, so little time…but I know I have fallen in love with Maine and all it has to offer. It might be small but it has a “plethora” of beautiful sights and delights to the eye….that has kept me oohing and aahing for four days straight!

Before I left last Sunday I walked through and around my house and yard taking photos of different Autumn decor I have used in the past, along with some new arrangements, candles and wooden plaques. Fall fills me with happiness and joy…especially homemade!

*Here was my latest homemade addition to the porch…new mums for the watering can planter.

I am so glad to be able to time travel and see fall at its peak in Maine and then be able to return home to a fall just starting to change colors. I get two falls this year…what a wonderful gift!

Here are some photos I hurriedly took before finishing packing last Monday….a taste of homemade fun, foliage, and crafts.


Before I left…the occurrence  we had been hoping/praying for arrived…small showers of rain….it wasn’t a continuous downfall…but short intervals of rain. At that point…it didn’t even matter to me…rain is rain is rain. I was thrilled and felt more comfortable leaving my garden behind with a little something to drink before I left.

As soon as you turn into Rainbow Road these days…my neighbor’s ghosts and zombies await you…but they don’t scare me…after all I’m not named BOO! for nothing! 🙂

So until tomorrow ….Keep your “spirits” up and find homespun happiness all around you!

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh




About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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