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October: A Month of Pumpkin; Day 25, Pumpkins in the Park

 

Pumpkins in the Park

Pumpkins in the Park, Quebec City, Canada

OK, Let’s get a head count here! I say two hundred and fifty pumpkins easily! The pumpkins go on and on!

October: A Month For Pumpkins; Day 12, Pumpkins in a Row

Pumpkins, Quebec City, Canada

Pumpkins, Quebec City, Canada

This is certainly getting your pumpkins in a row!

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Spooky

Old Jail, Quebec City, Canada

Old Jail, Quebec City, Canada

The gaol can be be toured in the very lower chamber of the Morrin Centre in Quebec City. The walls are still covered in a thick black coating from the wood stoves and candles that were used for most lighting. It was a dirty, smelly place when inmates were held there, I’m sure. Tobacco pipes also made for a very smoky atmosphere. The prisoners, were separated by men and women, each group had their own holding area for sleeping. For the meal, men were brought out to eat first in another large area with one long wooden table, and the women followed when the men were finished.

The stay would not have been a pleasant one: there was no running water until the mid-1850’s and the hole in the ground was at the rear of the building. The walls were made of thick stone and the brick partitions inside made it damp in summer and chilly in winter. The only ventilation was one very small window!  Sixteen men were hanged in front of the prison from an iron platform that jutted over the main door. Interesting graffiti is carved into the floorboards of the holding areas, each man making his own spooky mark!

Have a spooktacular time with JNW’s Halloween Challenge! Enjoy!

 

 

 

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Party

Party Time, Quebec City, Canada

Party Time, Quebec City, Canada

“It’s time to party!” said the bat.

“I’ll be hangin’ out in the tree!”

The Witch is Bringing the Spider Basket

The Witch is Bringing the Spider Basket

Have a spooktacular time with JNW’s Halloween Challenge! Enjoy!

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Monster

A Monster in St Joan of Arc Park, Quebec City, Canada

A Monster in St Joan of Arc Park, Quebec City, Canada

One of the BEST places to celebrate Fall is in Quebec City, Canada! Notice the ghosts in the trees too!

Have a spooktacular time with JNW’s Halloween Challenge! Enjoy!

 

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue and Red!

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada,

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada,

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

Today is the 120th Day in the 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Yeah! I did every color on every day! Yeah! I have had a wonderful time with the Challenge; looking up the colors, going through tons of photos and looking for the pictures that I thought would portray the color just right. The Challenge allowed me to be creative in the choice of photos and as always, I tried to make the posts entertaining and educational at the same time! It also reminded me of how much I like to travel and how I love gardens! This is also the first time I posted everyday for any length of time! I was on a roll!

My photos for today are pictures taken in Quebec, Canada and I thought they were a perfect set of pictures to end the Challenge, in a very creative way! Just look at all the Crayola Colors I found scattered all over Quebec City! Fabulous End to the Challenge I think! Thank you for looking in the past 120 days! I hope you enjoyed it! And thank you, Jennifer Nicole Wells, for hosting this Challenge!

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

Yellow-Orange has been in the Crayola assortment since 1930. It is also known as Pineapple Yellow in the series in Mexico, and Mellow Yellow in the “Retro Colors” set. It is the color for Wisconsin, called Moovalous Cheese, in the “State Crayon Collection” and Glowing Eyes Yellow in the “Halloween Crayons” Collection!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Red Violet

Le Lapin Sauté, Quebec City, Canada

Le Lapin Sauté, Quebec City, Canada

For Easter weekend I think we should concentrate on all things rabbit, don’t you? One of my favorite restaurants in Quebec City, is Le Lapin Sauté, The Jumping Rabbit in old French, or the Cooked Rabbit in English! Not only does this restaurant have very tasty soups, entrées, and desserts (not all rabbit dishes, ha ha), the french bistro ambiance is so romantic! We never pass up an opportunity to eat here when we are Quebec City. You can’t miss it, located in the Quartier Petit Champlain area, as it is one of the most stylishly decorated spots in any season! Just look at all those Red Violet, painted pots which make the beautiful display at the entrance to Le Lapin Sauté! You may sit outdoors or in! For a look at the decorations of the restaurant in other seasons, and the inside of the restaurant, just look Here! Enjoy!

Red Violet is another oldie in the Crayola Collection, added in 1930. It is known as Ultra Violet in the “Techno Brite” series and Rock ‘n Roll Raspberry, the color for Ohio, in the “State Crayon Collection.”

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! 

Check out some of the other 150+ challenge participants, it’s amazing what we have done with the Crayola colors!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Red Orange

Red Orange in Quebec City, Canada

Red Orange in Quebec City, Canada

They really know how to do big, bright, and Red Orange in Quebec City! I wonder how many plants it takes to fill this planter? If you like gardens, Quebec City is fabulously decked out all year long! Kudos to their gardeners! For more photos of Quebec City, just look HERE!

Red Orange, a Crayola color since 1930, is also known as Mandarine Orange in Mexico, Juicy Orange in the “So Big Set”, and Cajun Crawfish Orange in the color for Louisiana in the “State Crayon Collection.”

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge

Check out some of the other 150+ challenge participants, it’s amazing what we have done with the Crayola colors!

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