Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ghost in the Attic

I wish I had kept this beauty. No idea where it went to or when we parted ways. I remember being fascinated by the windows with the boards over them. I'm such a sucker for that in haunted houses...


Monday, September 29, 2014

What the Dead Fear

What the Dead Fear

On winter nights, the dead
see their photographs slipped
from the windows of wallets,
their letters stuffed in a box
with the clothes for Goodwill.
No one remembers their jokes,
their nervous habits, their dread
of enclosed places.
In these nightmares, the dead feel
the soft nub of the eraser
lightening their bones. They wake up
in a panic, go for a glass of milk
and see the moon, the fresh snow,
the stripped trees.
Maybe they fix a turkey sandwich,
or watch the patterns on the TV.
It’s all a dream anyway.
In a few months
they’ll turn the clocks ahead,
and when they sleep they’ll know the living
are grieving for them, unbearably lonely
and indifferent to beauty. On these nights
the dead feel better. They rise
in the morning, and when the cut
flowers are laid before their names
they smile like shy brides. Thank you,
thank you, they say. You shouldn’t have,
they say, but very softly, so it sounds
like the wind, like nothing human.

Poem by Kim Addonizio



Kind of in love with this trick or treat bag.

By Ellie.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pretty Things

I should find a reason to wear girly stockings every day.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

From Today's Pumpkin Picking

Rot made a little jacko out of a rotting pumpkin

Ghost in the Yard

Our front yard this morning after the cornstalks went up.


Perfect. So Perfect.


Where the Devil Lives


Photographer unknown
Soundtrack by Jeff Grace (click picture)


Friday, September 26, 2014

Their Accustomed Place

Forgive me.
For hours I had tried to sleep
and failed;
restless and wild,

I could settle on nothing

and fell, in envy
of the things of darkness
following their sleepy course--

the root and branch, the bloodied beak--
even the screams from the cold leaves
were as red songs that rose and fell
in their accustomed place.

-Mary Oliver


Photo taken 9/24/2014

Skelly Feet


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nightmare City


Scene from Nightmare City (aka City of the Walking Dead) with Jon of the Shred.




We watched this the other night (currently available at Redbox) and we both really enjoyed it. If slow burns bore you, I'd skip it. But if you're into that sort of thing, then I'd recommend it.

And don't watch the trailer beforehand...it just gives too much away...like they all do these days.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

They're Coming


Song by Jon of the Shred (click picture)


Mischief Night

Artist Andrew Wyeth


Monday, September 22, 2014



Photographer Todd Hido
Song by Marconi Union (click picture)


The Two of You - One Monster

Artist Sylvia Cairon


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Terrifying Tracks

Would love to own this.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Every House

Every house 
a stockpile
of dreams
and nightmares.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014


I think it's time to watch this again.

Music by Rick Wilkens and Howard Blake (click picture)


Jack and the Girl

Photographer danielle tineke.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Forbidding: Unfriendly or Threatening in Appearance


A favorite track from the Burnt Offerings score (click picture).


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

He Sees You

Old 35mm photo of mine from when you could always count on Target to deliver the Halloween goodies (around 2003).


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Color Orange

From the book What Is Color? by Alice & Martin Provensen.

More beautiful images here


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Halloween Soundtrack


One of the songs that is very much a part of Halloween in this house.

By Akira Yamaoka (click picture)


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014


April 30, the eve of May Day, believed to be the witches' Sabbath. This night is the time when the boundary between our world and that of the spirits is weak. Much like Samhain, six months later, Walpurgisnacht is a time to communicate with the spirit world and the fae. Bonfires are traditionally lit to keep away malevolent spirits or those who might do us mischief.

More here.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Halloween Kitty

New addition to the Rot family.