The Spider’s Lair–A Halloween Poem and Scary Tale

My world is woven from a desire to create a reality. Silken threads intertwine and twist in the moisture laden air, all the while I wait and ponder the divinity I seek. * * * The darkness of the swamp engulfs and challenges this veracity. Bottle green leaves and vines encircle my retreat, drawing wisdom … Continue reading The Spider’s Lair–A Halloween Poem and Scary Tale

Guest Blogging Buddies

Blogging 201 offers up an interesting challenge:  Today’s assignment: find a blogging buddy. If appropriate, plan to publish guest posts on one another's blogs. In the last week I have published two guest posts on two different blogs: My first was called, “Living in Paradise,”  on Deanna’s blog, Talk About Beauty. My second was called, … Continue reading Guest Blogging Buddies

Words Crush Wednesday – Inspiration

Lisa, of Rebirth of Lisa is featuring a challenge called Words Crush Wednesday.  (I am late, many apologies)  Here is a quote to inspire us all to not give up!  Just keep writing! Thanks for stopping by to chat.  I look forward to seeing you all again! Silver Threading

Why Are Black Cats Considered Unlucky?

Black cat history revealed!

Cherokee Billie Spiritual Advisor

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How did black cats become associated with bad luck, and with Halloween traditions?

Every year when people begin putting out their Halloween decorations, and we start dressing our homes for Samhain, inevitably the image of the black cat comes up. It’s usually portrayed with its back arched, claws out, and occasionally wearing a jaunty pointed hat. Local news channels warn us to keep black cats inside on Halloween just in case the local hooligans decide to get up to some nasty hijinks. 

But where did the fear of these beautiful animals come from? Anyone who lives with a cat knows how fortunate they are to have a cat in their life — so why are they considered unlucky?

Divine Cats:

The ancient Egyptians honored cats of every color. Cats were mighty and strong, and held sacred. Two of the most amazing goddesses in the Egyptian pantheon were Bast and Sekhmet…

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The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale

  The sun slowly slipped behind the trees leaving a warm glow to the field. Night birds scattered in the branches of the trees while insects droned on in monotony. The air felt cooler now. Ground fog swirled around the grasses casting eerie shadows on the ground. The evening gloom was rapidly approaching. I shivered … Continue reading The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale

One Word Photo Challenge: Scarlet

Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge this week is scarlet. Autumn is finally slipping slowly into Pensacola, Florida with the brilliant display of scarlet Yaupon Holly berries in my back yard.       This is the calm before the storm.  At 7:00 a.m. it was 70 degrees!  Temperatures will be in the low … Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge: Scarlet

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – 10/29/14 Stephen King

This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer.  By sharing your quotes, we will all gain insight and inspiration to propel us forward in our writing careers. There are … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – 10/29/14 Stephen King

The Sun Bathers

Sugar and Spice have been enjoying the sun on the patio this week.  It suddenly got warm and humid all over again so they like chilling out and relaxing before Halloween.  They get upset during Trick or Treat, so Mom hands out candy, and Dad stays inside with them watching T.V. Have a safe TRICK … Continue reading The Sun Bathers

RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku Prompt Challenge #16– “The Haunting”

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge prompt words for this week are “haunt and release.”  Join us each week in this fun challenge.  Check it out! The Haunting (Image credit: Huffington Post) Thanks for popping in to see what I am up to.  I’ll see you again, Silver Threading