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Saturday, October 31, 2015

"Hallow Eve" - Postcard

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Happy Hallowe'en everyone!

I created several postcards for Hallowe'en. This is the fourth of them.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The fonts are:

BoltonTitlingBold
Bernardo Moda Contrast

"Sporty Skeleton" - Postcard

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I created several postcards for Hallowe'en. This is the third of them.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The words are from vintage postcards.

The font is HandTIMES.

"Hallowe'en Fairy" - Postcard

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I created several postcards for Hallowe'en, which is today! This is the second of them.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The words are from a vintage postcard.

The font is BoltonTitlingBold.

Friday, October 30, 2015

"Hallowe'en Raven" - Postcard

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I created several postcards for Hallowe'en, which is tomorrow. This is one of them.

I used a theme similar to my "Pentacle Raven" postcard.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Union Cemetery Fall Foliage - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took at Union Cemetery in Easton, CT this past week.

With Hallowe'en just a few days away, I thought I would revisit this cemetery during the day. This place is allegedly one of the most haunted locations in Connecticut, but I don't think there is any truth to the stories surrounding it.

Union Cemetery is located in the triangle formed by the intersection of Route 59 (Sport Hill Road), Route 136 (Stepney Road), and Church Road. But be advised that at this time of year, the Easton Police Department strictly enforces the "Area Closed From Sunset To Sunrise" sign.

Lake Mohegan Foliage - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took of the waning Fall foliage at Lake Mohegan in Fairfield, CT this past week.

The lifeguard chairs looked forlorn with Summer long over and Hallowe'en just a few days away.

Reservoir Foliage - Photograph

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I took this photograph of the waning Fall foliage here, at the Reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

Waning Fall Foliage - Photograph

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I took these photographs of the waning Fall foliage here, at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I always like how the red house looks, reflected in the water.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

"Hallowe'en Festivities" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Halloween."

I used some of the same images as my Hallowe'en - Week 44 - The Book of Days art journal page.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Fall Leaves and Cemetery Gravestones - Photograph

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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Greenfield Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Hallowe'en is one week from today! The Fall foliage is at or past peak here where I live.

At this time of year, the sound of walking through rustling leaves makes me think of childhood Trick or Treating! As a child, the anticipation was almost unbearable by now. I would have been too terrified to venture into a cemetery back then, even during the day, but as an adult, I find enjoyment and tranquility visiting them.

Skull and Cross Bones Gravestone - Photograph

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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Greenfield Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, CT this past week.

This skull and cross bones gravestone is my favorite one! Unfortunately lichen is covering part of the bone, which was clear back in May of 2011.

This gravestone is on the left side of the cemetery, relative to the center entrance.

Spooky Looking Gravestones - Photograph

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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Greenfield Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, CT this past week.

With Hallowe'en only one week from today, I wanted to get some spooky looking gravestone photographs. These are skull and wings gravestones with varying amounts of lichen covering them. The first one looked particularly evil and spooky!

Brownstone Gravestones - Photograph

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This is 4 of 4 posts of photographs that I took at Greenfield Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I like gravestones that have face and wings on them.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Aspetuck Park - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took at Aspetuck Park in Easton, CT this past week.

The red bridge color went well with the Fall colors here.

Fall is at peak at this location.

Saugatuck Falls Natural Area - Photograph

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These are some photographs that I took at the Saugatuck Falls Natural Area in Redding, CT this past week.

Fall is already past peak at this location.

Umpawaug Cemetery - Photograph

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at Umpawaug Cemetery in Redding, CT this past week.

This is the first time I visited this cemetery. It is beautiful here, and there is a place to park a few cars at the top of the hill.

The Fall colors are at or past peak in this part of Connecticut.

"Dead End Trail" - Photograph

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This is 2 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at Umpawaug Cemetery in Redding, CT this past week.

I was about to leave when I noticed the "Dead End Trail" in the woods behind the cemetery. I need to return here again to explore further.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hallowe'en - Week 44 - The Book of Days

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The week44 theme for my Book of Days was Hallowe'en.

The images are from an Internet search.

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Celestial - Week 23 - The Book of Days

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The week23 theme for my Book of Days was Celestial.

The images are from an Internet search.

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Blood Moon - Week 39 - The Book of Days

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The week39 theme for my Book of Days was Blood Moon.

The images are from an Internet search.

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Unfortunately this printed out streaky.

Stencil / Trees - Notes Page 11 - The Book of Days

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I created a Stencil / Trees theme for my Notes Page 11 in my Book of Days.

The images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

The master index for all of my entries is here.

Monday, October 19, 2015

"Spider Webs" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Spider Webs."

I made a card for Hallowe'en, which I recently learned is a holiday that had its origins based on the Feast of Samhain.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.14.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The font is Benjamin Franklin

Friday, October 16, 2015

Black Pirate Boat Skulking Around Fairfield! - Photograph

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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs that I took in the Ash Creek Open Space walking area in Fairfield, CT this past week.

The Fairfield Marina is located here as well. I was thrilled when I spotted this Black Pirate Boat docked near the boat launching area! Okay, so it's not a real Pirate Ship and it wasn't really skulking around, but it looks great!

The name of this black boat is Barnacle and it bears a skull and cross bones. That's what first caught my eye, with it being only a few weeks until Hallowe'en. But then I realized it was a Pirate boat, and phrases like "Barnacle Bill the Sailor" and "Yo, ho, ho, and a bottle of rum!" came to mind.

That red boat in the background is the Fairfield Fire Department boat, which is always docked in that position, for quick deployment when they get calls for emergencies out on the water. (I think it's also one of the last boats to get dry docked when Winter approaches, but I could be mistaken.)

Possible Juvenile Osprey - Photograph

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This is 2 of 3 posts of photographs that I took in the Ash Creek Open Space walking area in Fairfield, CT this past week.

This bird of prey flew into a nearby tree while I was walking on a path through the woods. Unfortunately this is the only in focus shot I got, and the bird is mostly obscured by leaves. I think this is a juvenile Osprey, but I could be mistaken. Bird identification comments are welcome.

Fall Leaves on Path in Woods - Photograph

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This is 3 of 3 posts of photographs that I took in the Ash Creek Open Space walking area in Fairfield, CT this past week.

A few Fall leaves were covering this path through the woods.