As the sun was setting, I hiked to the pumpkin patch
to await the arrival of the great pumpnin.
With darkness setting in, strange things came flapping
at my face.
Others, wrapped in their black cloaks, were still
hanging about waiting for the blanket of night to
take to the skies...did I see the glint of fangs?
Shivering a little, I hurried on, breathing a little faster
and desperately curbing the impulse to look behind me.
Passing the graveyard, whisps of grey fog? floated on the
breeze curling around my knees and sending chills up my
spine. I forced my eyes to look away fron the shadows
and stumbled along my teeth chattering in my head.
An owl's wing or was it someone elses, brushed my
cheek, my knees crumpled beneath me and as I looked
up I saw the hanging trees on the crest of the hill....
That was the last straw, I turned tail and stumbled
back past the graveyard, breaking into a run with
rustlings all around, my hands flailing cobwebs from my
when the moon rose darkened in the midnight sky,
bats and larger darker shadows outlined against it.
ah, the comforts of home.
Thank you Klaus and the SkyWatch team for giving us
Thank you Klaus and the SkyWatch team for giving us
this outlet for Halloween.
Looks very spooky indeed. A good scare for me and Happy Halloween to you.ReplyDelete
Fantastic Sky Watch....ReplyDelete
I really admire your writing and story telling skills as much as your picture taking... a truely great post for this spooky weekend.
Beautiful, boo-tiful, spooky adventure you've taken us on here.ReplyDelete
Spooky post indeed! :-) Great photos especially the last three!ReplyDelete
PERFECT!!! Better than spooky movies and candy! Your post caught the feel and eerienes of Halloween perfectly.....Bravo.ReplyDelete
Arija love the photos as always brilliant.ReplyDelete
I was a little scared, I have to admit.
Thinks:- Must remember to polish my broomstick...ReplyDelete
My favorites are the graveyard pic and that fabulous Halloween moon. ((shivers))ReplyDelete
Wonderful collection, Arija! I'm guessing collected throughout the year and saved specially for this week! Enjoyed every second of it! Happy Hallowe'en to you.ReplyDelete
Ah, Arija! You've outdone yourself today! What scary, spooky, beautiful skies! And you always tell the most wonderful stories!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend!
Wow, that was great! I didn't want the story to end! Great images....ReplyDelete
This was a fun holiday post! Your photos are hauntingly wonderful!ReplyDelete
Spooky indeed! Great shots Arija.ReplyDelete
This is the best Halloween post imaginable!! And scary! :-)ReplyDelete
Perfect, spooky, Halloween post.ReplyDelete
Fantastic shots, especially the one of the moon.ReplyDelete
Sydney - City and Suburbs
WONDERFUL images and storytelling ... perfect for Halloween ;-)ReplyDelete
Hugs and blessings,
They are al fantastic!ReplyDelete
Great Halloween photos:)
Very spooky and wonderful shots to go with this post! Clever!ReplyDelete
Great photos for Halloween and Skywatch.ReplyDelete
You're scary! Great job with the spookfest.ReplyDelete
A great post for Halloween, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What an appropriately creepy post, great job!ReplyDelete
waht you bin drinkin, Ma? stick to Gin, less psychotropic...ReplyDelete
ps trick, or treat?
Arija, different views of the sky...magic.ReplyDelete
Excellent sky watch
have a nice friday
Awesome skywatch entry this week, you gave me a great idea for next year's Halloween. Awesome pics.ReplyDelete
All the best
Regina In Pictures
Wonderful photos! Brilliant. The three little bare trees on the hill make me think of Golgotha. The bats! Oh my, you are very brave. Truly a fabulous post.ReplyDelete
spooky yet gorgeous photos. i most especially like the moon!ReplyDelete
Wonderful, Arija - really enjoyed this spooky trail! Happy Hallowe'en!ReplyDelete
Spooky Sky Watch Friday...great shots and post. Lovely as always and a treat to visit you.ReplyDelete
What a spooky story and such wonderful pictures to go along with it. Absolutely LOVE the moon shot Arija.ReplyDelete
Your night does look haunted! Great shot of the moon!ReplyDelete
I love your post today! Great eerie skies!ReplyDelete
Oh my Arija... fabulous post for the last of October!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Sunday~ Maria
very clever Arija..and great photos to match!ReplyDelete
your fotos are all great, but I like best your halloween moon! thank you for sharing your trip! greetings from Austria!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, Arija! Eeeeeeeerie, yet I was transfixed. What fantastic photos. Too bad there was no actual sighting of the Great Pumpkin.ReplyDelete
Such a captivating thrilling story... I shivered while I awaited the next step of the journey. Fantastic photo's! The Moon is amazing... Happy Halloween.... And may the great Pumpkin be with you..... Love and Light, Nina PReplyDelete
Well written prose accompanied by excellent photographs, both of which equally capturing that distinct eerie atmosphere of Halloween.ReplyDelete
That was downright scary! Great way to pass the halloween atmosphere on!ReplyDelete
Very clever Arija! What fun!ReplyDelete
Arija, this is superb. My knees were knocking after the first image with the mysterious green glow. Sure glad you turned back and took me with you.ReplyDelete
Excellent Halloween post!
Arija, these are the best Halloween photos I saw this year...ReplyDelete
There is a certain beauty even in the darkest hour.ReplyDelete
You had the most perfect photos for the season :)