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Saturday, October 31, 2020

2020 Halloween Full Moon / Blue Moon / Hunter's Moon - Photograph

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Happy Halloween! I took those photographs of this year's historic Halloween Full Moon / Blue Moon! The next Halloween Full Moon won't happen until 2039. And because the Full Moon that occurs closest to the September equinox is always called the Harvest Moon (October 1, 2020), the second Full Moon in October is called the Hunter’s Moon (Halloween, October 31, 2020).

Halloween Full Moons / Blue Moons (October 31, 2020, 2039, 2058, 2077, 2096) 

"Halloween Full Moon / Blue Moon / Full Hunter's Moon" - Postcard

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Happy Halloween! This year is a historic Halloween Full Moon / Blue Moon! The next Halloween Full Moon won't happen until 2039. And because the Full Moon that occurs closest to the September equinox is always called the Harvest Moon (October 1, 2020), the second Full Moon in October is called the Hunter’s Moon (Halloween, October 31, 2020).

Halloween Full Moons / Blue Moons (October 31, 2020, 2039, 2058, 2077, 2096)

I created this using GIMP 2.10.18.

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

Headless Horseman - Photograph

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I took those photographs of my TV while I was watching the Headless Horseman cartoon, which is one of my favorite movies to watch at Halloween time.

Halloween Skeleton Skull - Photograph

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Happy Halloween! I took that photograph of some of my Halloween decorations.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Snow Falling in Coastal Connecticut - Photograph

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I took that photograph through my window this morning. It took about 3 hours for the temperatures to drop across Connecticut, for the snow that had been falling in Litchfield County starting around 6am to reach me near the coast, around 9am. Prior to that point, it was falling as rain. Coastal Connecticut doesn't usually get snowfall until December, but it is possible to get it as early as late October, as can be seen today, October 30, 2020, one day before Halloween. Who thought we'd be singing, "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" this soon?

"Halloween Pumpkin Patch Horror" - Postcard

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Tomorrow's historic Halloween will have a Full Moon on it. A Full Moon only occurs on Halloween every 18 to 19 years. Because it is also the second Full Moon in the same month, it is a Blue Moon. The next Halloween Full Moon won't happen until 2039! And because the Full Moon that occurs closest to the September equinox is always called the Harvest Moon (October 1, 2020), the second Full Moon in October is called the Hunter’s Moon (Halloween, October 31, 2020).

Halloween Full Moons / Blue Moons (October 31, 2020, 2039, 2058, 2077, 2096)

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

"T Stands For Teddy And Cocoa / Halloween Table Cloth" - Photograph

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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.

This is my summation of the past several weeks:

Teddy will be serving double duty as my main image plus as my "T-Day ticket" for my T-Day posts.

I've been absent from T-Day for several weeks, for various reasons, with the main one being I didn't have enough time to be able to visit and leave comments for everyone. I've also been struggling with artist's block as we head into this year's historic Halloween, which will have a Full Moon on it.

A Full Moon only occurs on Halloween every 18 to 19 years. Because it is also the second Full Moon in the same month, it is a Blue Moon. The next Halloween Full Moon won't happen until 2039! And because the Full Moon that occurs closest to the September equinox is always called the Harvest Moon (October 1, 2020), the second Full Moon in October is called the Hunter’s Moon (Halloween, October 31, 2020).

Halloween Full Moons / Blue Moons (October 31, 2020, 2039, 2058, 2077, 2096)

I've been looking forward to this special day for months. I'm hoping the weather is clear, so that I can get photographs.

I did get some time to go out and take Fall foliage photos:

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Unfortunately, due to an unusually low amount of rainfall this year, Connecticut still has D0, D1, D2, and D3 drought conditions. (United States Drought Monitor - Connecticut)

Saturday, October 24, 2020

"Medieval Skulls Gold Leaf Border" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Skulls."

This is 1 of 2 pieces that I made.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

"Medieval Skulls Epitaph" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Skulls."

This is 2 of 2 pieces that I made.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Friday, October 23, 2020

"Halloween Skeleton Dance" - Postcard

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I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Reminder: there will be a Full Moon (Blue Moon) on Halloween this year!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

House / Waterfall / Fall Foliage - Photograph

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I took those photographs in Easton, CT this past week.

At this time of year, it's easy to find beautiful scenery to photograph. The hard part is finding a place to park on the side of the road, because most of the time, there is nowhere to pull over to park.

I discovered that gem a few years ago. I'm embarrassed to admit that I had driven past it many times, but never noticed it until recently.

Note: this waterfall is on the corner of Old Redding Road and Westport Road. The place to park is approximately 41.220583, -73.324055

Waterfall - Photograph

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at the River Road Bridge in Weston, CT this past week.

At this time of year, it's easy to find beautiful scenery to photograph. The hard part is finding a place to park on the side of the road, because most of the time, there is nowhere to pull over to park.

Dog Statue - Photograph

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This is 2 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at the River Road Bridge in Weston, CT this past week.

I heard a dog barking, and glimpsed what I thought was a dog in the distance. When I noticed this dog wasn't moving, I realized it was a statue.

"Sloth" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Sloths."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Featured in the weekly sampler.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Brett Woods Open Space Pond - Photograph

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at the Brett Woods Open Space in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Note: there is limited parking at the following approximate locations:

North Street (off Redding Rd)
41.205087, -73.321512

North Street (off Gilbert Hwy)
41.202261, -73.328595

Treasure Rd (off Gilbert Hwy)
41.197172, -73.330082

Fall Leaves On Trails In Woods After Rain - Photograph

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This is 2 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at the Brett Woods Open Space in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Note: there is limited parking at the following approximate locations:

North Street (off Redding Rd)
41.205087, -73.321512

North Street (off Gilbert Hwy)
41.202261, -73.328595

Treasure Rd (off Gilbert Hwy)
41.197172, -73.330082

Red and Yellow Fall Leaves - Photograph

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I took those photographs of some of the Fall leaves in my yard, after the light rain. The red leaves are on the tree that my angel statue is under.

Red Fall Foliage and Angel Statue - Photograph

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I took that photograph of some of the Fall foliage in my yard, after the light rain. Some leaf closeups can be seen here.

Crescent Moon - Photograph

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I took those photographs of the crescent moon last night.

Reminder: there will be a Full Moon (Blue Moon) on Halloween this year!

Sunday, October 18, 2020

"Season of the Witch" - Postcard

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I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Saturday, October 17, 2020

"Halloween Top Hat Skull" - Postcard

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This year's historic Halloween Blue Moon is two weeks from today! The next one won't happen until 2039! And because the Full Moon that occurs closest to the September equinox is always called the Harvest Moon (October 1, 2020), the second Full Moon (Blue Moon) in October is called the Hunter’s Moon (Halloween, October 31, 2020).

Halloween Full Moons / Blue Moons (October 31, 2020, 2039, 2058, 2077, 2096)

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Friday, October 16, 2020

Birds In Pine Creek Marsh - Photograph

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at the Pine Creek Marsh open space walking area in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Pine Creek Dike Path - Photograph

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This is 2 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at the Pine Creek Marsh open space walking area in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Fall Foliage Water Reflections - Photograph

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Shamrocks Floating On Water Optical Illusion - Photograph

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This is 2 of 2 posts of photographs that I took at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

"Season Autumn" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Seasons."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.18.

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