Tag: ray bradbury

  • Putting Out The Halloween Tree

    Putting Out The Halloween Tree

    I’m excited to place the Halloween Tree back out this year! What do you think of it’s new home? I’m hoping we can also replace the frames we use for our passed loved ones. The ones we have were just cheapo ones we bought for our wedding and I really want ones that fit the […]

  • Welcoming Our Loved Ones through Our Halloween Tree

    Welcoming Our Loved Ones through Our Halloween Tree

    Our Halloween Tree looked gorgeous  in the glow of lit jack-o’-lanterns and Halloween lights and the pumpkins’ lights made it all through the night well into the passing of the veil closing. I was quite impressed by how long the balloon lights did last as most of them were just leftovers from a previous party […]

  • The Halloween Tree Sugar Skull Guardians

    The Halloween Tree Sugar Skull Guardians

    Like Moundshroud is the the “keeper” of the Halloween Tree in the story, I felt my own tree needed a guardian. Ones to keep safe those it represents and to keep any spirits that aren’t welcome at bay. In Egyptian lore, cats are protectors, represented by the Goddess Bastet, for both the living and the […]

  • Jack-o’-Lanterns on the Halloween Tree

    Jack-o’-Lanterns on the Halloween Tree

    Our first part of my Halloween Tree are, naturally, the jack-o’-lanterns. In the story, the lanterns represent all the people living in the world and as they conclude their festivities for the Halloween evening, the light in their lantern on the Halloween tree goes out. On my Halloween tree, I’m bringing down that scale to […]

  • Creating a Tradition Inspired by the Halloween Tree

    Creating a Tradition Inspired by the Halloween Tree

    Two years ago, I finally dedicated myself to “conquering” Ray Bradbury’s “The Halloween Tree”. I adore Bradbury sci-fi works, but I had never committed time into reading this book. When I did, I was inspired. My vision and idea for Halloween and how it should be celebrated was changed. Of course last year, things panned […]