Little Pumpkins

Happy Labor Day, folks.  Hecate and Buckethead turned six this weekend.  I can’t believe it.


We’re out playing today — visiting grandpa to open more presents, then heading to the zoo.  I asked Hecate what she wanted to visit first at the zoo and she said, the pizza!   Love that kid.   They had a very successful first week of kindergarten, and with our recent faux-fall local weather I’ve been cheerfully digging out some of the fall frags.  I guess if I were forced to pick a favorite season, fall would be it, although they are all pretty great.  Fall smells really bring out my perfume love.

That photo is the twins (obviously) for Halloween last fall.  When we’re done with Halloween I chuck the pumpkins into the shrubbery to finish their decomposition.  Early this summer we were amused to discover one of the seeds had sprouted, and we enjoyed watching the pumpkin vine clamber over the bushes and across my suburban lawn.  It yielded one pumpkin somewhat larger than a melon.  Decent-looking thing.  They’re arguing who it belongs to (the raccoons, most likely).  I wonder if it will last until October?  I am looking forward to carving it.

I’m mulling topics for Wednesday’s post.  I’ll see you then.  Patty will be running the ship tomorrow.  Happy September!

  • violetnoir says:

    And a happy September to you, love. Happy Birthday to your adorable twins, and the best of Fall to all of your family.

    Fall brings out the best of my perfume senses, too, March. I love it!

    Hugs and love!

  • Denise L says:

    They are so cute! The expressions on their faces are priceless.

  • bella says:

    happy bday to the twins! adorable

  • They’re adorable and you must be very proud, I bet!
    Happy belated birthday to them!

    (and btw, enjoyed your Carnal Elixirs take SOOO much!)

  • Marina says:

    Oh congratulations!! They are so adorable!

  • Musette says:


    (so they don’t have to share!)

    Happy Birthday to Hecate and Buckethead!!!!!

    And everyone is right – they are absolutely adorable!(~~)(~~) (now they don’t have to share those, either!)


  • Amarie says:

    Thank-you for sharing the photo. Being six is such a great time in a kid’s life-everything is new and they are still open to so much. I am glad their first experience of school is positive too.
    We don’t celebrate Halloween here in Australia, much to my kids ongoing disgust. They think it looks like an absolute hoot. i try to explain that to go trick or treating you need everyone around you to participate too.:)

  • Denise S. says:

    The twins are too cute!! Hope they enjoyed their birthday, the zoo was always a fun trip when my twins were little.My twins turned 16 last month and we brought them lap top computers.That picture reminds me of the dragon and clown costume they wore when they were about your kids age(so much fun).Enjoy every minute they grow up way too fast!!

  • Vasily says:

    The photo makes me realize how close we are to autumn … and makes me long for thing like Chene, Wild Hunt, Gathering Apples, Fumerie Turque …

  • Francesca says:

    Happy Birthday to the twins!<:-p<:-p That's such a cute photo. Happy Labor Day to the Posse!

  • Debbie says:

    They are *so* adorable, March! Lucky mom, lucky kids. 😡

    I hope you all have a wonderful day today!

  • Shelley says:

    Happy Birthday to Hecate & Buckethead!! And Happy Labor Day to your whole family.

    I have a serendipitous pumpkin vine growing next to the compost pile. Even when clearly in the garden, we have to share our flora with the local fauna…rabbits, raccoons, squirrels. Pet dogs. :-w

    Am loving it all, though… 😡

  • Judith says:

    Happy birthday to the twins! They are absolutely adorable!:x

  • annie says:

    :((OMG,March…they are soooo cute!!!(I know you can’t tell,I’m a grandmother,now can you??)But, their innocence suashes your heart…kinda like puppy-breath…snort…swoon…love youse guys….carry on:x