October 2012

Honey & Bunny

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 29, 2012

My layout highlights a photo of Phil and me on Halloween night in 1977. We were all ready to head out for some heavy-duty trick-or-treating. Because I think it’s kind of funny, let me take a moment to list the elements that made up our costumes that night: Phil’s female impersonator costume: An auburn wig […]

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Celtic warrior

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 27, 2012

For Halloween in 2005 Matt wanted to wear his kilt and be a Celtic warrior, so we pulled together this outfit. After doing a little online research for face tattoo designs, I “tattooed” Matt’s face. It was fun to do! Then we sprayed his hair with this outrageous color of orange to finish the look. […]


One fall day

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 21, 2012

This is just one of those sweet photos Mom or Dad took of Phil and me on a random day in October 1971. I was a month from turning 5, and Phil was a few months from turning 4 years old. We’re posing in the living room of our childhood home in Willoughby, Ohio. Product/technique […]


Baby’s first acorn

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 19, 2012

Our city had a “free tree” program this spring to increase shade in our drought-stricken desert climate, so we signed up to receive one. We planted this tiny oak in an open area of our back yard and watered it faithfully all summer. The other day I watched a locust catapult itself from the grass […]


Trap-Neuter-Return gone awry

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 16, 2012

Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day┬« on their 10th anniversary in 2001 to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them. Feral cats are domestic cats (like pet cats), but they have had little or no contact with humans, and so they are […]