Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Theme Day...what will disappear soon

What does our monthly theme have to do with Halloween? Well, that pile of candy won't last long, not in our house. And neither will childhood. We only have a few years to dress up like all these little fairies, superheroes, vampires, witches and goblins who showed up at my house tonight, a few years to count the days, hours, minutes til it's time to go out trick or treating. It isn't long before we're too old to count each box of milk duds and bag of m&m's, trade the ones you don't like with your sister, bargain with your parents for how many treats you can eat before bedtime, taste a few, put them back (that Wonka donut didn't taste as good as it looks), try a jolly rancher because it takes ten minutes to eat, delaying bedtime that much more. The time soon disappears that we can run naked around the house because the costume got hot and itchy, that we can fall into bed with the makeup still on and the chocolate staining our cheeks.

56 Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st November theme. Please use the links to below to visit them. The ones I've seen so far have been fantastic - it's a wonderful trip around the world!

Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

Porto, Portugal -Seattle WA USA (Kim) -London, UK -Greenville, SC -Albuquerque, NM USA -St Paul USA (Kate) -ShangHai, China -Phoenix, AZ USA -Twin Cities, MN -Sequim, WA -Stayton, OR, USA -Bandung, Indonesia -Dallas, USA -Stavanger, Norway -Singapore (zannnie) -Budapest ,Hungary -Paris, France -Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzigovina -Melbourne, Australia -Auckland, New Zealand -Singapore (Raymond) -Dubai UAE (DXBluey) -Vantaa, Finland -Oshawa, Ontario, Canada -St. Paul MN (Carol) -Singapore (Keropok) -Delta Colorado, USA -Rotterdam, Netherlands -Queens, NY USA -Tenerife, Spain -Santiago, Chile -Nelson, New Zealand -Akita, Japan -Hyde UK -Sydney (Sally) -Manila, Philippines -Aliso Viejo, CA USA -Nottingham UK -Brussels, Belgium -Sharon, CT USA -Sydney Australia (Nathalie) -Edinburgh, Scotland -Evry, France -San Diego, CA USA -Santa Clara, CA USA -Saarbrücken, Germany -Joplin, MO USA -Indianapolis,IN USA -Trujillo Peru -Barcelona Spain-Berlin Germany -Vancouver, BC Canada -Trier Germany -Houston, TX USA -Joensuu, Finland - Van Buren, AR USA


Anonymous John - Melbourne said...

Oh my, next year you wont need make-up, all the teeth will be falling out by themselves!

10:14 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

je pensais la meme chose que John ;o))
beau montage, et les maquillages sont superbes.

I thought the same thing that John ;O)) beautiful assembly, and the make-up are superb.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Nice one!

1:05 AM  
Blogger Vancouver Daily Photo said...

Perfect theme and great photos.

1:38 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

The first shot I've seen of the actually trick-or-treaters! I love it and hope that it was fun!

2:23 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Great photo collage - I like the one from the other day too. Hope the stomachaches from all the candy disappear soon too!

2:55 AM  
Blogger Lachezar said...

Great photos, this composition and the previous. I think the most fun and beautiful Halloween photos posted so far.

Best wishes

4:58 AM  
Blogger Pierre said...

Good montage! But more than that, the portrait in the middle is really great...

5:30 AM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

as always, very nice story to follow great photos.

5:38 AM  
Blogger Ham said...

Great takeon the them, and some wonderful shots in the montage.

6:26 AM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

Wonderful wonderful post. I think it's true that i haven't finished growing up yet then, 'cos I am still (now with some embarrassment) doing some of the stuff you describe as belonging to childhood. Only last night, I ran around the vast expanses of Château Bife (my home)naked as a one-wk-old, chomping on handfuls of fine Belgian chocolates while searching for my pension paybook...It's not about returning to where we started, it's always been the same, LOL!

PS, no retirement pension yet! And now I'm going to disappear again...WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!

6:30 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Beautiful photography, as usual!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

this is lovely, makes us feel sorry we don't do halloween in Australia!

6:58 AM  
Blogger Irredento Urbanita said...

Althought I never understood the reason of this I think it gives a lot of fun to people from USA and Europe. In my country we celebrate the day of Peruvin Music, but Halloween is in competition with this of foreign holiday.

Good colagge of Halloween.


8:25 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

wow. nice! nice!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Just a super post Jenny! I loved reading your thoughts. My 15 year old and her best friend sewed their own very original costumes, thought up makeup to further their theme, and had a real blast trick or treating and having so many door openers say, "Wait a minute, you look so cute, let me get my camera!" They were so excited to be so well received until one older home owner opened the door looked at them having all this fun, all decked out with all this creativity and then told them they were too old to trick or treat anymore. Sigh . . . I was kind of surprise they did decide to go out this year and put so much effort and weeks of planning into it myself as the past coupld years my teen has handed out candy at our house rather than do the rounds. I was glad they enjoyed themselves and made their own fun. They sat in the living room counting and trading candy afterwards, and just as you described, went to sleep with the last remnants of make-up still around the eyes. All too soon she will be doing this with her own kids. . . sigh

1:13 PM  
Blogger kaa said...

i like the collection of shots. nice to see more of halloween..

3:28 PM  
Blogger Randy said...

Great collage. Everything you said is so true. Love it!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Candice & Megan said...

What a great post today! Love it!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

wrappers, wrappers everywhere at our home. You are right, the candy will soon be gone!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Carraol said...

Fine composition & good work.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous MOM said...

Lovely story. I feel like I was there. MOM

8:12 PM  

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