Thursday, June 30, 2011


Lisa stood on the front lawn, looked up at Ellie’s bedroom window to see the lights flashing on and off and the blinds shooting up and down until suddenly they parted and she saw ‘something huge and dark — about seven feet tall and like an animal.'

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Swan Eggs And Pumpkin Bits

Image by friedemann1.


We stopped into a Yankee Candle store to see what their new fall scents were all about. The only one that really appealed to me was Kitchen Spice - sweet orange, clove, ginger, and cinnamon. A light scent which wasn't floral at all (unlike the rest of the new fall candles).

Someone at the Yankee plant is always throwing a flowery scent in the mix. Come on, Yankee, fire that guy. And at the very least, don't let him near the Halloween candles.

Yankee Candle Company.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ravenwood Cemetery

LOVE this.

More at VctrFrnknstn's gallery.

Alfred Hitchcock's Monster Museum

Via the wonderful Sanctum Dorktorum blog.

Click here to visit.

Late Summer

The art of Emily Mugridge.

Now Playing: Brohm Ridge

By Loscil, on Coast / Range / Arc.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Black And White

Now Playing: Crossing The Withered Regions

By New Risen Throne.
GREAT dark ambient drone for a Halloween night soundscape.

Click below for samples:

Thanks for the recommendation, Johnny.
Never heard of this group before.

Pumpkin Oil Ice Cream And Pepita Brittle

Recipe at

Snow Ghosts

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

In The Churchyard At Cambridge

Hereafter?--And do you think to look
On the terrible pages of that Book
To find her failings, faults, and errors?
Ah, you will then have other cares,
In your own short-comings and despairs,
In your own secret sins and terrors!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Image by VEB Zardoz the Gravyboat.

House Bloodthorn 2010

Don't know how I missed these photos.
They've been up on Flickr for a month.

Tons more here.

Lighting Detail

Click below for some neat vintage style light bulbs from

Thanks, Noah Fentz! These are great.

It's A Squatch

Been watching a new show on Animal Planet... Finding Bigfoot. It's a show I love to hate. The premise is a riot. All evidence is assumed to be of or from a Bigfoot. The cast of investigators is so anxious to find Bigfoot (with the exception of the skeptic on the team) that almost everything is proof of a "Squatch" (they use this word constantly, and I love it). "You saw a Squatch!" or "It's a Squatch!"... phrases like this pepper every episode. (I've also begun to use the word at work - "Is Squatch in the office today?") The main investigator Matt Moneymaker is the heart of the problem, but I'm not sure if I want him to go, since he causes so much tension and stress and awkward moments. The rest of the cast is awesome, particularly Bobo.

I watched MonsterQuest religiously and it's a strange thing to watch a program when you KNOW nothing will ever be discovered or captured. An entire series devoted to the pursuit of nothing. One big letdown after another. So maybe that's why I dig this show so much. The researchers KNOW a Squatch is only a few yards away at all times. They tell us in certain terms how Bigfoots (plural form used often in the program) love this or hate that, how they follow migrating animals, how they love to knock twice on tree stumps, or how they twist off the legs of deer to limit their meal's escape.

I have a feeling it won't be around much longer, so try and catch an episode.

"...sometimes I'll twist the legs off of something, just for fun.
Next question..."

Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot page.

Ghost Hunting Theories blog reviews on the show.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Resist The Eyes

Image by anadorei.

The Mean House

Remember the house on the block with the miserable couple living in there who hated everyone and everything? Who MUST have been sitting by the window perpetually since the reaction time to stepping on their grass and them screaming out their front door was almost simultaneous?

The one on our block was horrible. The old couple lived next door to family friends and we'd play in the backyard and pray the ball wouldn't bounce over the fence and land in their yard - which it of course did, many times. And each time, literally every single time, this crazed woman would fly out of the back door and scoop up the ball and take it into the house. And my friend's parents would never say anything to get them back.

Mischief night was invented for folks like these.

Dark Grin

Image by Mk2s2.