Saturday, December 16, 2017

Two Holidays


5 comments:

Theo said...

I think you may have a bit of a bias, Rot!

Although what really strikes me about this comparison is how much larger the area looks in the Halloween image...
Either those are huge rocking chairs or the props aren't *quite* life sized? (Mine never were!)

Rot said...

most of my older props weren't quite life-sized, but these actually were!
I have them pushed further back off of the porch slab...maybe that's it.

and those are very large rocking chairs. I pondered the same effect...it's like the Tardis out there.

lady M said...

That's a lovely porch in any season.

girl6 said...

awwwww!!! you shoulda left the Graces up!!
it's the perfect spot & time of year for a Befana sighting.

& speaking of Xmas Witches & Halloween versus Xmas. Lovecraft loved both Holidays. i don't understand why Xmas & Halloween are kept separated SO much. feels strange & wrong to me.

Christmas
By H. P. Lovecraft

The cottage hearth beams warm and bright,
The candles gaily glow;
The stars emit a kinder light
Above the drifted snow.

Down from the sky a magic steals
To glad the passing year,
And belfries sing with joyous peals,
For Christmastide is here

++++++++++++++++++++

Egyptian Christmas
By H.P. Lovecraft

Haughty Sphinx, whose amber eyes
Hold the secrets of the skies,
As thou ripplest in thy grace,
Round the chairs and chimney-place,
Scorn on thy patrician face:
Rise not harsh, nor use thy claws
On the hand that gives applause-
Good-will only doth abide
In these lines at Christmastide!

Rot said...

Had no idea.
Thanks for posting those!