Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Skeeter did a wonderful job of posting spooky Halloween Sights last weekend. Very spooky.
Still needing a bit more scare though, we traveled to a huge Insane Asylum. It was very spooky, loud, and dizzying!
No, the first picture is not the asylum. It was a house in New Harmony that had lots of real headstones on the lawn. Do you suppose there are real people buried there?

The Insane Asylum did not have many gravestones, but lots of skeletons in the closet, in addition to the nuts!

Be safe this evening!

in the garden....

40 comments:

  1. I loved the old house. Wonder if there are real graves there. People use to bury in their yard. Eeerie. Looks as though that fellow lounged a bit too long. Or maybe he was zapped one time too many.

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  2. 山男 (Yamaotoko)October 31, 2008 at 6:07 AM

    Happy Halloween. Have my afro in full-effect and it is going pleasantly well at work, thus far.

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  3. That house was perfect ! .. wow .. the skeleton is creepy looking .. and thoughts of touring the insane place ? eeeeeuuuuwwwww ! SCARY !
    In fact I watched a show called "Ghost Hunters" an American team that travels around North America and investigates sightings .. I'm sure THEY were THERE !!!! haha Happy Halloween !!!!

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  4. Such a pretty house--sigh!
    Happy Halloween Tina, and have a great weekend!

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  5. Happy Halloween! Have a nice weekend, I think it is going to be beautiful and dry...more watering to do on the newly planted shrubs!
    Gail

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  6. That is a beautiful old yellow house, very odd about the gravestones.

    The skeleton looks real---ohhhhh, maybe it is real.

    You have a safe Halloween too and enjoy the little trick-or-treat spooks when they come for candy.
    Marnie

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  7. How interesting that the headstones are still in that yard. Probably use to be an old family plot. A trip to an Insane Asylum would be quite eerie....Happy Halloween Tina!

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  8. Hi Tina, yikes! That skeleton is creepy. Those two standing beside the Insane place look scary too. Just kidding, I know those guys and they are very sweet. ;->


    Warming up here, I will be gardening all weekend, started yesterday.

    Happy Halloween!

    Frances
    http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/

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  9. Happy Halloween all!

    Gail, Yup, I've been watering too-urrr!

    Marnie, That house was way too beautiful. Couldn't believe REAL headstones in the yard. At first I though real graves. I think the company I was with had fun with that. Glad they told me otherwise.:)

    Racquel, We figured maybe they bought them from a monument company or owned a monument company? No idea. But there were a lot of them.

    Frances, You had it right! The two guys are scary. More so the teenager on the right-VERY SCARY GUY!

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  10. Hey, my husband works at a state mental hospital 40 miles away from here. Wonder what devilish delights they'll see today? I mean, every day is sort of scary with those poor folks, I'd think.
    Brenda

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  11. Brenda, Yes, everyday scary for patients. I think that is why the theme of asylums works so well for scary stuff. Lots of it goes on and in prisons too. Couldn't even imagine. Your husband must stay safe on this spooky day:)

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  12. Yamaotoko, You have a great night tonight and have fun with Emma!

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  13. Lola beat me to it as I was gonna say, folks used to "plant" their loved ones in their yard but not usually in the front.

    Hope all has a great Halloween and weekend.

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  14. Whoops, forgot....Hi Jay! What is Emma dressing up as? She will have fun.

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  15. yikes! that skeleton was reeeaaallly icky! love it!
    Happy Halloween!

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  16. Mom, We were surprised to see all these gravestones. Quite attractive though. I think the homeowners were just into decorating but can you imagine moving all those heavy stones?

    Anne, How can I comment on your blog? I found you on Blotanical and your website, but no way to comment. I don't get it. Thanks for dropping by. I was wondering how to build that bed on your website. I simply love it!

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  17. BTW you all. Anne's blog has one of the most unique names listed at Blotanical. It should have won the best blog name for sure! I really have to admire you with the name too Anne. You guys check it out for yourself. She is in my sidebar and on the follower list with the pretty bird in her hand. Mom-see the bird?

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  18. Fun post, tina. Thanks for popping over on this scary day ... Happy Halloween!

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  19. Am I the only one that caught the humor in the NUT link??? That is so great that you can laugh at yourself Tina. I rate that one right up there with DP and the Lime.... lol....Laughing with y'all and not at y'all....

    I snapped a pic of a neat house like this one all decorated up for Halloween but the pics were not that great. Plus my house did not have real stones! Uggggg, that does puzzle the mind a bit. Down here in the Deep South we see Farmhouses all the time with family plots in the side or back yard but not in the front. I am sure your house Tina, just puts them there for Halloween. Hummmm, or do they? Freaky if not….

    WE hope to make it to the Trick or Trot downtown where they dress up the horses that are competing in the Barrel horse event... Always fun to see the creativity in the horse costumes....

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

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  20. Happy Halloween, Tina.

    That skeleton sure looks creepy!

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  21. Joey, Thanks! You have quite a lovely blog and I see you have been blogging a long time. Congrats! That is a feat in and of itself for sure.

    Skeeter, Yup, lots of nuts there and in the yard. Surely you are not talking of me are you? lol We know you always laugh with us of course. And poor DP, the same-laughing with her. Real gravestones for sure. Too crazy. You have fun at Trick or Trot. Sounds interesting. The weather is PERFECT!

    Kanak, Happy Halloween to you too though I know you don't celebrate it. Please do keep your head up and hang tough.

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  22. I just love the yellow house... beautiful!! (despite the gravestones)!! Mr. Happy (doesn't he look like he's smiling??) seems to have had one too many!!
    Happy Halloween!!
    Liisa

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  23. LOL...sounds like my house, full of skeletons and nuts!

    Love that yellow house, wonder where they got real headstones?

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  24. Liisa, Definitely one too many for the old guy, oh, and the skeleton too:)

    Inadvertent Farmer, Thanks! You have some adorable nuts at your place. All too cute and such a nice blog with lots of luscious pictures. Thanks for dropping by mine.

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  25. For me, Halloween is all pumpkin: pies, baking seeds, and jack o lanterns. But I have a preference for "silly" faces. The scary ones downright spook me.

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  26. Happy Halloween Tina, Dawn & Skeeter oh and Tina's mom as well.

    It must be pretty convenient that you can over winter plants under your house. That is how I over winter my brug, water about once a month but it is stored in the furnace room. The rest of the heat loving plants grow under a metal halide grow light for the winter.

    I really like your sumac photo. I was just looking at a sumac photo on flickr and the photographer captured water dripping off the tips of the leaves.

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  27. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
    smiles,
    kari & kijsa

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  28. OMG! That house! Does anyone actually live there? It reminds me of the poem 'The Listeners'.

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  29. That is a beautiful (if a little scarey) house. Those gravestones just set it off perfectly!

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  30. I love that old victorian - I would live there even with the headstones. Perhaps it was a larger cemetery and that was the caretakers or preachers house. There might be some history online. HEY! You have a wooden pumpkin too! I love mine and I see yours is different yet smilar. Vickie

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  31. No Trick or Trot for us. The girls down the street got a late start therefore having us miss the trot. Thats okay though as they were worth the wait... One princess and a vampire. Mom was shocked that the oldest did not pick a princess costume again this year so now she knows her little girl may be growing up! lol....

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  32. DP, Very creepy!

    Robert, Yup, I like the good stuff too-yum pumpkin pies:)

    Dan, So glad you like my sumac photo. That seemed to be a hit. Yup, brugs go under the house too. Lucky you to be able to store them in your furnace room.

    Kari and Kijsa, You too!

    Sunita, Yup, the house was occupied. Quite odd all those gravestones.

    Matron, Yup, the real gravestones were just the right touch.

    Vickie, I really do need to try to find the story of that lovely house. It was way cool to have a graveyard in the front.

    Skeeter, Darn! But glad you saw your neighbor's kids. I am sure you made their night. My neighbor's three kids came over. I had a grand total of 5 trick or treaters. Woo hoo! Only one I did not know so I guess the other four don't count?>:

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  33. Tina ~ Happy Halloween ( a few days late ) :)
    I love that first house, even the headstones.

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