Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Autumn's beautiful colors even make these weedy trees look pretty.
Our dear daughter in her witch costume in 2002.
Spooky: Our son in costume last year. eeek
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Q. How do you fix a Jack O' Lantern?
A. With a pumpkin patch.
Q. What is Beethoven doing in his coffin right now?
Q. What kind of dog did Dracula have?
C'mon, give it a guess...
A. A blood hound
I do need to see my 6'3" boy once in a while, though. Here I am when we visited on parents' weekend, after a seven-week absence. Cameron is doing great at college, so I'm a happy Mumsie.
And no, that's not my Halloween mask.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Ralph and I joined about 20 other people and took a lantern tour of the cemetery with the local historical society director as our guide. The tour was supposed to be on Saturday night, but bad weather postponed it to Sunday, which turned out to be a perfectly mild and beautiful evening.
Linda was supposed to be on the tour with us Saturday, as was her daughter Amanda. Sadly our plans didn't materialize (like these orbs seem to have!)
Q. What did one ghost say to the other ghost?
A. Do you believe in people?
Not spooky:Card I sent to our great-nephew, Adam, for his second Halloween.
Monday, October 27, 2008
I saw several shades of red before me, and immediately thought: "Ruby Tuesday!"
This is a bank of trees also in the downtown area. A few spots of red here, too. More urban foliage!
To join in the Ruby Tuesday fun, visit Mary, The Teach.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I'm glad I grabbed my camera on the way out the door because there's still some pretty fall color here and there. The morning sun and clear blue sky just added to the beauty.
So as Ralph drove, I took pix. It's only about a two-mile trip.
This is when we turned the corner off of our side street onto the state highway, before I decided to chronicle the ride. No, we don't live in the country.
Heading down the hill.
This is Elm Street Cemetery in our town's historic district.
(Note to Duchess Linda: Is that an orb?)
Nearing the intersection.
Steeple coming right up. Shady side of street.
When we got to the parking lot, who was there but fellow church member and chef extraordinaire, Dennis, dressed in his Rye, N.Y. volunteer firefighter garb. He moved here to southern Connecticut from Westchester County a few years back.
Local firefighters visited our church today, as they do each October. Dennis is wearing an apron because he and another member volunteered to prepare lunch for a clergy meeting. Dennis had some yummy-smelling bean soup simmering on the stove. Perfect for a fall day.
Hope you enjoyed coming with me and Airhead 55 this morning. Have a peaceful Sunday.
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Seems we all get so used to driving in our communities, and barely notice our familiar surroundings. If you're lucky enough to have someone else taking care of the driving, snap some photos. You'll definitely see your hometown in a different light.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I like how the sky came out. The sun filtered through the clouds at an angle that gave the picture an interesting quality, I think.
Below is how it looked after I used some contrast
Which one is your favorite?
This is my entry into Roger's Creative Photography contest.
To join in the fun, visit him at Idaho Photo, and click on the Creative Photo tab.
What do you call a witch who lives at the beach?
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Q:What kind of street does a ghost like best?
A: Fasten your sheet belt.
Q: How do ghosts fly from one place to another?
A: By scareplane.
Q: What directions did the ghost give the goblin?
A: "Make a fright turn at the corner."
Friday, October 24, 2008
I was going to limit myself to steeples in our town, but this is the church we attend.
I snapped the photo from a side view because the sun was on the building, and the foliage was pretty. Shadows were covering the front.
What I like is the photo makes the circa 1820 church seem like it's in a rural setting, instead of being located on a heavily-traveled state road.
The church was originally gathered in 1677, at a different location. Here's a picture postcard I found online, taken a "few" years back:
That's my glimpse into history for today. Who knows what I will come up with tomorrow?
~ UPDATE ~ to my Creative Photo post question: Duchess Linda wins the bonus points. She spotted my car reflected in the van's windows.
Congratulations. That's it, just congratulations. Sorry, no prizes.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Why did the game warden arrest the ghost?
He didn't have a haunting license.
What did the skeleton say to the bartender?I'd like a beer and a mop.
What is a mummy's favorite type of music?
SHORTCUT THROUGH THE CEMETERY
Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs.
Right in the middle of the cemetery they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.
Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.
"Those fools!" the old man grumbled. "They misspelled my name!"
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
These are two more foliage shots that I took last Friday, a beautiful fall day.
The view is across the Housatonic River taken from the grounds of Yale University's Gilder Boathouse in Derby, Ct.
A lot of green was still evident. I wonder if I should go back there and to see if I can get a better shot with more color?
Or are we now past-peak?