I’m probably going to be folding up shop in 2019, not positive exactly when but……
Now you see me…
Soon you will not.
I have not been able to buckle down as I had planned to turn this site into what I wished it would be. To be very honest, most things in my life and in the world are nothing like I planned or imagined. I’m sure most of us feel this way. Right now I’m tired. I’m beat. I know that this is part of the reason for my losing my passion to do what I had originally planned.
Many of my plans cost me WAY more than the projects were worth emotionally and financially, especially since internet traffic is becoming worse and most of it is now controlled by mega corporations that hold the little guys hostage with increasing fees for everything. Especially advertising. If you don’t let them extort you, you are dead to the online world. They can bite me. I will eventually be off the grid, just not sure how soon that will come to pass.
The problem with information being held hostage is pretty soon the world will become nothing but propaganda with only the very wealthy having a voice and controlling everyone and soon everything. How will truth fit in? This is VERY DANGEROUS. Never before now have we experienced such a horrific scenario with cameras on every corner and absolutely no privacy anywhere. These are indeed the end times and how I wish I was just a “fanatic.” I will never forget when I first heard folk talk like this 40 years ago and I thought they were nuts. Now we all have proof they were not. They believed in scripture as the “Gospel” when I just used it to guide me.
Important scripture to remember right now, especially after Christmas. I used to say “The Holidays” until the Word Nazis got “butthurt” over the word Christmas because “Christ” was in the mix. They can “get thee behind me” in the name of Jesus!
I love spreading Jesus all over social media. Many love it, that follow me specifically, but to others I am simply spreading the “butthurt.”
Winter joke! (still no snow here)
Another joke (?)
Speaking of bull, remember those BS news stories from a year ago about possible Chocolate shortages? https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/experts-say-chocolate-could-be-impossible-to-produce-by-2050 Problem with nonsense like “shortages” is they can and usually are falsely generated by various entities to carry forth their agendas and to control the people and/or profits. As someone who comes from a long line of farmers, food shortages are almost impossible for any reason.
Praying for the world to find Jesus and appreciate what life is really for.
I’m not very happy. I am sicker today and so are some of my family members, one actually in the hospital as of this morning. This is a devilish time of year for us for sure.
I’m sharing various Halloween pictures and images of days gone by. I never made many of my children’s Halloween Parades due to work but I did try to schedule this off as many years as I could. You have to be fair to the other mothers you work with.I really miss when kids ran around with fake weapons and no one batted an eyelash until evil started spreading like wildfire. Also, boys actually could be boys.
One year I took my kids & their friends to a really fun family themed haunted forest in a park nearby. You walked part of the way and then enjoyed a Hayride back for warm apple cider and donuts! This was the only picture I took of a Zombie Elvis & his band. Yes that is a mannequin directly behind him.
These are some wax horror figures from the Niagara Falls, Canada Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum from many years ago.
Black & white photography really does give a certain “mood” to prints.
It especially gives a cemetery that added “cold as stone” feel.
My best friend took this picture of me many years ago pretending to be “Angelique Collins” from the old Dark Shadows series. We loved that show. Ironically I find I have a number of grandmothers on my French side by that very name, “Angelique!” Had I known this sooner I would have insisted my parents change my name. As you can see I lightened my hair so I could resemble her. (the picture is badly deteriorating and yes, that is a crystal ball!)
Some of my ancestors were burned as witches and I inherited it.
Not as Macabre as one might think.
I am not able to name the cemeteries I photographed but know one is simply the gate from Yerkes Cemetery in Northville, Michigan. I believe the other two at the top of the crosses are from a cemetery somewhere around the Traverse City area in Michigan. All the others were taken in a cemetery in or around Calumet, Michigan. Two of the figures looked terrible the last time I was up and took these shots. Here’s an example from years before in black and white.
“They’re coming to get you Barbara….they’re coming for you Barbara….they’re coming for you…LOOK, there comes one of them now!!!”
So hard to believe just another week until November! Less than a month until Thanksgiving and the Holiday season begins. Autumn is just not long enough. Nothing is ever long enough when you love it so. I sit through the cold winter to welcome spring and then swelter through summer until the welcome autumn chill cools it down again.
That being said, I didn’t forget Halloween. Though I don’t celebrate it anymore, those around me still do and I still have many fond memories I will share very soon.