Thursday, October 31, 2013

SkyWatch - The Horrors of Halloween


The night grows dark


yellow eyes gleam at the corner of the house


the shearer's dining room grows chill
a ghostly light appears


resolving into figures of the past 
that once there dwelt 


 plastered against the wall I stand
until the fitful moon lights up the room

the figures fade
as ghostly riders sweep the sky instead . . . 


Click on the pictures and you too may see those gleaming eyes.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

29 comments:

  1. Oh my Arija, those eyes are scary/eerie looking but your photography is brilliant. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Jo

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  2. Very nice photo's.....nice done Arija.

    Greetings from Holland, Joop

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  3. This Halloween story is wonderfully crafted starting with Halloween-colored sunset sky and ending with gleaming eyes, bats, and imps in the sky.

    I was so delighted to hear from you right after my blogging break, arija. Thank you for the comment. I’m so sorry about the loss of your husband. When my father passed away, my mother was 76. She recalls the first year after parting with him was tough as she remembered the seasons they had shared. But she regained her positive, young spirit (like you, Arija) and had lived happily…until several years ago when her health started declining at 88. Your pleasures with him back then will be full grown when you remember him. Wish you lovely springtime.

    Yoko

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  4. oh ... very spooky...
    Happy Hallowen, Arija!

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  5. what a great set of photos for today!!!

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  6. Ahh, what scarey fun and I wish you a Happy day to celebrate with pleasure. I must go and buy some candy today...I let it escape me~

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  7. Wonderful, atmospheric BEAUTIFUL post.

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  8. What a beautifully scary and creative post.

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  9. Thanks for dropping by my blog for a visit. You've created some eerie photos for this evening of Halloween.

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  10. Perfect post and shots for the day, Arija!! Scary and creative and you at your best!! So good to see that lady back online and sounding like her old self once more!! Have a beautiful weekend! Enjoy!

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  11. Fun Halloween post! The sky shots are beautiful.
    Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

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  12. A little bit scary ;) Wonderful shots!

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  13. A beautiful dark night...and Spooky!

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  14. And a Hapoy Halloween to you as well, Arija. Thanks for commenting on our post about covering the veggies. Thankfully, the frost danger is gone for awhile so the plants are uncovered and enjoying sunlight again.

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  15. Great pictures - I do like theses beams of light.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: glad you like my sporadic essays - I try not to go more than 3 week without one - but sometimes life gets in the way!

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  16. What a wonderful post for Skywatch Friday and Halloween! I can feel the tension ... :-)
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  18. Wonderful photography, Arija, and so poetic!

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  19. That's a nice pictorial ode to Halloween!

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  20. Arija, a perfect Halloween post! I love this! Very artful and creative!

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