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Halloween Countdown, Day 1

Are you ready to get this party started? I am!

I'd like to begin by sharing some photos I took last week. The historic Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill in Kentucky is the country's largest restored Shaker community, and its gorgeous grounds had everything needed to put me in the Halloween mood. Pumpkins? Check. Cornstalks? Check. Black cat? Check. Hay-bale spider? Check. (Click the photos for larger versions.)

Taken at the Shaker Village during A Long-Expected Party 3 in 2014 Taken at the Shaker Village during A Long-Expected Party 3 in 2014


"The Ghost of a Flower" by Anonymous

"You're what?" asked the common or garden spook
Of a stranger at midnight's hour.
And the shade replied with a graceful glide,
"Why, I'm the ghost of a flower."

"The ghost of a flower?" said the old-time spook;
"That's a brand-new one on me;
I never supposed a flower had a ghost,
Though I've seen the shade of a tree."



The Shaker graveyard was beautifully situated at the top of a hill.

Taken at the Shaker Village during A Long-Expected Party 3 in 2014 Taken at the Shaker Village during A Long-Expected Party 3 in 2014


The rest of my photos from the trip are here.

Now let's set the tone for the month with some chilling mood music. I just discovered violinist Samantha Gillogly last week at A Long-Expected Party 3, where I heard her play live and bought her CD. She's absolutely fantastic. Here is Samantha Gillogly with "Danse Macabre."

Comments

eldritchhobbit
Oct. 5th, 2014 12:41 am (UTC)
That is such an idyllic place!

As far as I know, Samantha has the one CD (which we bought at the trading post), plus two singles, which are available on iTunes and as a download at Amazon, among other places. I bought those, too: one is this "Danse Macabre," and the other is the Tolkien-esque "Misty Mountain."

Happy October to you, too!

Edited at 2014-10-05 12:41 am (UTC)
witchcat07
Oct. 5th, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)
Aha, I shall look for that then.