Monday, October 27, 2014

My Children Arise!

Took some photos of the kids tonight.  

Considering this year almost didn't happen (again, details later), the kids are happy to be playing in the yard again.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Little by little

Started digging out some props to put in the front yard and caught this guy grinning at me, with his pet ladybug.
Doug the piano playing ghost.  Still looks ok after 3 years of being mothballed.

Teaser tombstones.

The Lady of Blue (tried my hand at the packing tape dummy thing)

The Lady of Blue with Google+ doing it's arbitrary make-over of a picture.  Still looks kind of cool but don't know who what when why or how it determines which ones to do.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Random Hallowe'en Images from around the house...

Played around with my cell phone camera (iPhone 6).  I was impressed it took such good quality pictures.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

High Hallowe'en Art

So, in my old school Hallowe'en pursuits, I come across really neat vintage paper products from Dennison, Beistle and others.  I love these, they bring me back to Hallowe'ens past where everything was much simpler and fun.  Or at least that's the way I romanticize them in my mind.  However, I wanted to keep and display these pieces of art (and yes, they are indeed art) all year round and so behold!

 I had my vintage small glow skeleton done by a frame shop.  They did a good job but they did charge me a whopping price (I think they boasted that it was done at 50% off and the price was around 55.00 if I remember right).
This one was done under 20.00 by me.  Went to Hobby Lobby and bought a frame set for half price, a half sheet of mat board and some acid-free mounting tabs and voila! instant Hallowe'en high art work for a lot less and I leave it up year round!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Beauty and bane of my existence...

Had to drive down in the country today and I happened upon fields and fields of beautiful goldenrod, otherwise known as ragweed.  I love these fields of fluffy yellow flowers along with black eyed Susans. 
My nose begs to differ and if it wasn't for a steady diet of antihistamines, I would be dead.  These are yet another sign of fall in the South.

Glorious gold field,
Autumn color shining bright,

 Another of my favorites, the spider lily. No where to be seen during the year and then all at once a spire of red firework-like blooms explode in the yard.  My next door neighbor had this one blooming in all its glory.

 The neat thing about these and daffodils is that in an abandoned field, you can see these flowers pop up marking where someone's long abandoned and gone homestead was located in one point in history.