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"In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still." - 𝕮𝖞𝖓𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖆 𝕽𝖞𝖑𝖆𝖓𝖙
As much as I hate to watch October take its leave each year, November is its own magick. Anyone else love the transitional period between Autumn & Winter? Somber days & longer nights. Howling winds through leafless trees. Woodsmoke billowing from chimneys..🕯️What is one thing you enjoy about this time of year?
At the end of our tour of Trans Allegheny, our guide asked us if we were afraid of heights. I thought it was an odd question until he brought us into a stairway on the 4th floor. Peeking over the railing, you can see all the way down to the first floor, which is about a 100ft drop. Made my legs feel like Jell-O😬
Snow and rain expected here in Western Mass tomorrow morning. I wish I didn't have to work, I just want to stay warm & comfy inside🕯️
In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, I wanted to share these photos that my Aunt sent to me of my great Grandfather Erich, who served in WWI. Also included the back of a postcard that he sent to his niece (not sure what my relation would be) when she was very young. Here is the transcription of this touchingly poignant message from a soldier who feared he wouldn't survive the war. "Hello Maymie. How is the girl? I have got your pitcher (sic) whit (sic) me all the time and you look very nice. I like to look at it all the time. Be a good little girl and do not cry..I do not think I will be home. Your Uncle, Erich E. Loos."
We could possibly be seeing our first snowfall this evening, which I'm not mad about❄️ I'm still holding on to Autumn, but I do enjoy the cozy, somberness of early Winter. That being said, I'm really excited to go back to @oldsturbridgevillage for Christmas by Candlelight again this year🕯️
😈 Spotted on my way home today. Curious now to know how the quiet, Connecticut country road got its name.
The #FarnsworthHouse in #Gettysburg around 12-1am🕯️🍂 I loved exploring the town after hours with @midnite_spookshow. Jody said it best in her post, you get a more genuine feel for a towns overall energy when it's quiet and you're not distracted by daytime hustle & bustle. Gettysburg was one of my favorite notably haunted towns I've ever visited, and I'm so glad I was able to experience it with my best friend. The vibe at night was unreal and definitely unnerving in some areas. I miss driving around the dark, canon-lined roads and through the seemingly neverending battlefields. I'm rewatching the footage from our trip and I can't wait to compile it all into a video!
Happy Halloween & a blessed Samhain everyone!!🎃 No matter how you are choosing to celebrate, be safe and enjoy yourself tonight!🕯️🍂🌛
Happy Wednesday💀 and Halloween Eve!🎃 What are your Halloween plans?🦇
My day was made when I received a surprise package in the mail from my boyfriend's Momma, packed full of Halloween goodies🎃 This was one of my favorite things she sent.
𝔏𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱 𝔞 𝔠𝔞𝔫𝔡𝔩𝔢, 𝔴𝔞𝔱𝔠𝔥 𝔦𝔱 𝔤𝔩𝔬𝔴. In the dark of the night, a flame burning bright reminds us of long ago🕯️🍂
“𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔩𝔞𝔰𝔱 𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔡 𝔩𝔢𝔞𝔳𝔢𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔣𝔞𝔩𝔩 𝔠𝔯𝔞𝔠𝔨𝔩𝔢𝔡 𝔲𝔫𝔡𝔢𝔯𝔣𝔬𝔬𝔱, 𝔴𝔦𝔫𝔱𝔢𝔯-𝔠𝔯𝔦𝔰𝔭." - Neil Gaiman
Happy October Eve🍂🎃 These were the pumpkins @midnite_spookshow and I carved in our hotel room last year, on the last night of our trip together. All while watching spooky movies & eating our body weight in popcorn. I can't wait to do it all again this week...time to start packing!✈️
My favorite high gothic Victorian, @themarktwainhouse 🗝️ Located on Farmington Ave in Hartford's Asylum Hill neighborhood. Built in 1874. If anyone who is local is looking for something to do on the weekend, or on a rainy Autumn day...go take a tour of this beauty. And the neighboring home of Harriet Beecher Stowe. You won't regret it🍂
My view at the moment. Yesterday may have been the first day of Autumn, but it's feeling much more like it today🍂 Cool wind, clouds, and rustling leaves. Turn your sound on...