Weekly Photo Challenge & Daily Prompt: Ghoulish & Rounded

Both will pertain to the autumn and Halloween that some celebrate.

I love to decorate for fall adding a few old time Halloween touches throughout, as cheaply as possible of course.  I wait to get my pieces in sales, sometimes from clearance the year before.

We will start out with emphasis on curves such as the altered glass plate from Ikea I hang in front of the lighted trellis.  The roundness of pumpkins, gourds & squash prevalent this time of year and various decorative items.

Now we come to the “good stuff.” The ghoulish or macabre. Not my cup of tea but many like this stuff, especially around Halloween.

 

One of my sons LOVES Halloween and really goes all out each year.  This is him as the crow and that is his own hair, no wig.  The other videos are some of the special effects that he uses.  Enjoy this very “ghoulish” display if you dare!

Enjoy my PhotoDraw animated slide show for Halloween fun!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos of Fall Color

Enjoy this “chaotic group of autumn photos!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify for Halloween!

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ENTER, IF YOU DARE!

grimreaperglow-2 pumpkinrainbowHalloween used to be one of my Favorite Holidays when I was young, after Christmas of course.  Halloween is my oldest son’s favorite and he goes all out in decorating each year.  Sometimes including his own costumes, fave being Brandon Lee’s “The Crow.

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Yes folks, that’s his real hair!

Enjoy video from some of his previous Halloweens on youtube.com!  Or even scarier!

One of his earlier Halloweens with a jumping apple head for an apple head doll

One of his earlier Halloweens with a jumping apple head for an apple head doll

As a child I lived near one of the oldest graveyards in the area with stones from the 1700’s at least.  A few of us used to go up there to read them.  Thanks to the television program I watched as a young teen, Dark Shadows, I thought cemeteries were very cool.  Ghosts anyone?

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I had a very cool Halloween song that I might have shared before.  Starts with:

Jack ‘O Lanterns big black cats and witches that fly in the sky!

I'll get you my pretty, and your little guns too! (hope I don't get deleted)

I’ll get you my pretty, and your little guns too!
(hope I don’t get deleted)

Halloween also led us straight into the other holidays later on.  Used to be we kept the Halloween harvesty feeling way past Thanksgiving and I loved that.  I remember when Christmas didn’t really start til a week or two before Christmas.  Again, that was over 50 years ago and I don’t think that stores were even open on Sundays.  I think they started doing that in the late 60’s, some of them.  I love autumn!  It’s just a great time of year for so many reasons.

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Less than a month until Thanksgiving if anyone cares and coming soon to a super market near you, GMO enhanced poultry, also known as

POULTRY OF THE DAMNED!

 Thanksgiving???!!!!

Thanksgiving???!!!

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Have a safe and Happy Halloween to those that celebrate.

Pleasant Dreams!

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Daily Prompt: Value of the Seasons

Fall is a sign the earth is about to take a rest from producing all the magnificent foods and goods that all living things depend on for survival.

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.    Ecclesiastes 3:1

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

The color of Autumn is my hue.  So much of my decorating uses it.

The color of Autumn is my hue. So much of my decorating uses it.

You can see part of my door wreath behind the glass with the glue stains from the city warning me about the leaf bags I left in front of my house.  Nazis!

You can see part of my door wreath behind the glass with the glue stains from the city warning me about the leaf bags I left in front of my house. Nazis!

Made arrangement with container from yard sale, silk flowers and branches from my yard.

Made arrangement with container from yard sale, silk flowers and branches from my yard.

Wacky clay pumpkin and scarecrow dangle from a hutch a friend of mine made.

Wacky clay pumpkin and scarecrow dangle from a hutch a friend of mine made.

Another view of hutch shows a pumpkin and part of my mixed media art using masks.

Another view of hutch shows a pumpkin and part of my mixed media art using masks.

Fall decor used throughout my home.

Fall decor used throughout my home.

Decorated a cheap glass plate with leaf transfers and silk leaves.  The background is yellow tissue paper.

Decorated a cheap glass plate with leaf transfers and silk leaves. The background is yellow tissue paper.

I love to hang garlands of leaves.

I love to hang garlands of leaves.

Beaded pumpkin for my dresser.

Beaded pumpkin for my dresser.

I purchased the two end pictures to go with the cross I painted years ago.  Makes a nice set.

I purchased the two end pictures to go with the cross I painted years ago. Makes a nice set.

Getting ready to bead using harvest colors and natural stones.

Getting ready to bead using harvest colors and natural stones.

Another Autumn

 

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