THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP

THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP
"You have to have a sense of humour, darling, to be alive. Even a bit mad. It helps to be mad."

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Together in Heaven


And today, Carrie Fisher's brother Todd Fisher, shared this lovely tribute to his sister and mother.....on twitter

"This is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. I miss them both so much. Love is everlasting." Todd Fisher






 “6 year old Carrie Fisher watching from the wings as her mother Debbie Reynolds performs on stage at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas – 1963”
via Mabelman’s Old Hollywood Photograph by Lawrence Schiller





















Debbie Reynolds April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016      

Carrie Francis Fisher Oct. 21,1956 - Dec. 27, 2016


Together in Heaven

pictures courtesy of tumblr

Goodbye, Princess Leia



           Carrie Frances Fisher ( Oct.21,1956- Dec.27, 2016 ) 

                     May the force be with you always, Princess Leia
                                                         R.I.P.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Christmas Carol -- Barbara Allen




Most definately the Best version of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol starring Alistair Sim as Scrooge.



A Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!



Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! - Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

Monday, November 21, 2016

WATCHING EARTH FROM THE MOON

 SEEMS SO PEACEFUL




LIKE A GLASS FISHING FLOAT SUSPENDED IN SPACE, WEIGHTLESS

TWINKLING IN THE MIST OF A SHIMMERING STARRY SEA

IT'S WHERE THEIR HEART IS LONGING TO BE

"BLUE CHRISTMAS STARGAZERS" BACK WHERE MY HEART LONGS TO BE

ARTWORK AVAILABLE THRU PIXELS.COM, FINE ART AMERICA, SOCIETY6 AND ETSY.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Everybody knows - Leonard Cohen RIP





Everybody knows that the dice are loaded

Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed

Everybody knows that the war is over

Everybody knows the good guys lost

Everybody knows the fight was fixed

The poor stay poor, the rich get rich

Thats how it goes

Everybody knows




Everybody knows that the boat is leaking

Everybody knows that the captain lied

Everybody got this broken feeling

Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets

Everybody wants a box of chocolates

And a long stem rose

Everybody knows




Everybody knows that you love me baby

Everybody knows that you really do

Everybody knows that youve been faithful

Ah give or take a night or two

Everybody knows youve been discreet

But there were so many people you just had to meet

Without your clothes

And everybody knows




Everybody knows, everybody knows

Thats how it goes

Everybody knows




And everybody knows that its now or never

Everybody knows that its me or you

And everybody knows that you live forever

Ah when youve done a line or two

Everybody knows the deal is rotten

Old black joes still pickin cotton

For your ribbons and bows

And everybody knows




And everybody knows that the plague is coming

Everybody knows that its moving fast

Everybody knows that the naked man and woman

Are just a shining artifact of the past

Everybody knows the scene is dead

But theres gonna be a meter on your bed

That will disclose

What everybody knows




And everybody knows that youre in trouble

Everybody knows what youve been through

From the bloody cross on top of calvary

To the beach of Malibu

Everybody knows its coming apart

Take one last look at this sacred heart

Before it blows

And everybody knows




Everybody knows, everybody knows

Thats how it goes

Everybody knows....LEONARD COHEN 1934-2016 RIP

Monday, November 14, 2016

" AND, THE COLD, CRYSTAL MOON LOOKED DOWN "


A PERIGEE ~ SYZYGY MOON  or  SUPERMOON

I failed terribly in capturing  the "undeniably beautiful" supermoon tonight, all thou, I was left with three interesting photographs for souvenirs of the special event.








"The difference between a fine oil painting and a mechanical thing like a photograph is simply this: a photograph shows only the reality; a painting shows not only the reality but the dream behind it--. It's our dreams that keep us going. That separate us from the beasts." HARVEY
Maybe so, but this photograph gives me the illusion of a fine oil painting with a dream behind it.




p.s. The supermoon returns tomorrow so I get another shot, literally,  at a better picture : )

Thursday, November 10, 2016

STRESSED OUT ~ TAKE THE RIDE


Love The Bike!




At last, the wait is over! Father and daughter took a chilly motorcycle ride on hubby's Triumph 900 yesterday, 40 minutes after he landed from Saskatchewan. Two weeks ago the weather was beautiful, warm and perfect for riding. While hubby was away at work I drove our truck, which totally is my pet and caught myself waving at the riders on the motorbikes that passed me on the road as if I was on a bike myself and immediately wishing hubby were home, only because he’s got the biker’s license : ) Who would have thought a bike could do this to a girl, for that matter, an over the hill gal like me?

I never thought after 40 years my love and passion for motorcycles would still be with me but taking that first ride on the bike when hubby took me to Merrickville was beyond exhilarating. The pastoral countryside in Plein air was breathtaking, literally. The scents of burning wood and freshly cut grass were extensions to the visual experience only to evoke more of my undying love for the open fields of the countryside.

Once you take that first motorcycle ride there is no going back, thou maybe back in time to when you were twenty-something for there is definitely something magical about riding a motorcycle. It makes you forget time, space, unhappy thoughts; your mind becomes an interior pastoral, sylvan landscape and what therapy that is! And one step beyond it would be riding with the warm wind in your hair.

Thinking back, I was brought up on motorcycles and Vespa’s back in Italy when I was a mere five-year-old child. My uncles Mario and Titti would offer me rides on their bikes in exchange for cigarettes I would have to loot from my sleeping mother who worked the night shift at the hospital.
And then I met my husband 14 years later all because I asked for a motorcycle ride on his Kawasaki 400.
So I suppose it really shouldn’t have been such surprise to me how much I adore riding!

I'm next Stan!


Playing Hangman ......



Monday, October 31, 2016

πŸ•ΈπŸ•·πŸŽƒπŸ‘€DIAL M FOR TREATS, IT'S HALLOWEEN!πŸ‘€πŸŽƒπŸ•·πŸ•Έ

REMEMBER THE CARTFUL OF FAIRYTALE PUMPKINS?





THEY WERE A NIGHTMARE TO CLEAN AND CARVE WITH JUST A HOUSEHOLD KITCHEN KNIFE. WE BROKE THE ONLY TWO PUMPKIN KNIVES WE HAD. THE SKIN ON THE FAIRYTALE PUMPKINS ARE SUPER TOUGH BUT THEY ARE WORTH USING FOR HALLOWEEN, THEY ALWAYS HAVE SUCH  LOVELY SHADES OF ORANGE.

I MUST CONFESS, I ALMOST DIDN'T CARVE THEM AFTER THE FIRST ONE BUT EACH ONE I DID GAVE A DIFFERENT GLOW OF ORANGE LIGHT AND I WAS CURIOUS TO SEE THEM ALL LIT UP.








M CARVED THE BAT AND CRESCENT MOON PUMPKIN AND JACK







HE REMINDS ME OF SLOTH FROM THE GOONIES ....MISSING THE LITTLE EARS : )







SQUASH PUMPKINS ALSO DON'T GIVE YOU MUCH ROOM TO PLAY AROUND WITH  BUT I STILL LOVE THEM








BASTET AND JACK ....OUR BEST PUMPKIN THIS YEAR!




THE WITCH IS IN





WATCHING "FRIGHT NIGHT" ANTON YELCHIN, DAVID TENNANT AND COLIN FARRELL, HE WAS SUCH AN AMAZING VAMPIRE IN THIS MOVIE! 




HAUNTED LONDON AND  HAUNTED BRITAIN AND  IRELAND
BOOKS I PICKED UP AT THE ANNUAL KEMPTVILLE BOOK FAIR







SO, THE TREATS , M?




HAPPY HALLOWEENπŸŽƒ

Sunday, October 30, 2016

THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN

BASTET AND JACK



LITTLE JACK WAS THE FIRST TO BE CARVED. GOOD WORK , M!


CARVING PUMPKINS TONIGHT πŸ‘€

DRINKING CAMOMILLE TEA AND WATCHING "CURSED" DIRECTED BY WES CRAVEN



Thursday, October 27, 2016

HAPPY HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAY, M!πŸŽ‚πŸ°πŸΆπŸ±πŸ‘€

IT’S NOT THE 31ST YET, I KNOW BUT ALL THE SAME, IT’S THE WEEK OF HALLOWEEN
SO "Of CORPSE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS WORTH CELEBRATING! 

IT'S A HALLOWEEN TRADITION 

THAT WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT!"



PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY EMMA BELANGER OF HER TWO BELOVED PETS

 KARSON THE CHURCH CAT AND GRACE OUR GOLDEN GIRL






 HAPPY HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAY, M!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

GHOSTALES

MY NEW ETSY SHOP BANNER




Little whispers floated in the night air and ..........

I BELIEVE.....

THEY SAID .....


"DON'T DREAM IT BE IT"......


 BE THE GHOST IN THE GHOSTALES BANNER ......

And if you love Peter Cushing's quote so much , why not place it on the banner?

AND SO I DID!



AFTER READING A COMMENT LEFT ON MY "ZOMBIE QUEEN" ART PIECE ON FLICKR,
IT MADE ME THINK AND I THOUGHT SHE WOULD MAKE A RATHER PERFECT GHOST, SO I MADE MYSELF A NEW ETSY SHOP BANNER THIS MORNING AND I MUST SAY, I AM QUITE PLEASED WITH THE END RESULTS.



"YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR DARLING,

TO BE ALIVE. 

EVEN A BIT MAD. 

IT HELPS TO BE MAD."

~ PETER CUSHING



HAPPY OCTOBER SPIRITS πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘€ 

ANNABELLE

Thursday, October 20, 2016

OCTOBER SPIRITS IN MY ROOM

ANNABELLE

SEEING GHOSTS



 OCTOBER SPIRITS LINGER IN MY ROOM ONLY BECAUSE IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR ....

"WHEN WITCHES GO RIDING, AND BLACK CATS ARE SEEN,

                      THE MOON LAUGHS AND WHISPERS ,

                      TIS NEAR HALLOWEEN"!


 AND IF THE SPIRIT IS WILLING WHICH MINE CERTAINLY IS, AUTUMN IS A PERFECT TIME TO SIT BY THE HEARTH WITH DELICIOUS TREATS AND SOME LOVELY SPIRITS IN A GLASS TO RID OF YOUR SHIVERING CHILLS WHILE WATCHING GHOSTS ON T.V.

ONE VERY LOVELY SPIRIT I LOVE IS CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA AND IF YOU COULD HAVE A NON-ADDITIVE VODKA, WHAT VODKA WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA WITHOUT QUESTION ....PURE VODKA LESS THE LEMONENE (USED IN BUG EXTERMINENTS) AND GLYCERIDE (USED IN ANTIFREEZE) FOUND IN OTHER VODKAS.

CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA WAS AWARDED GOLD IN RUSSIA..BEST TASTING OUT OF 400πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘€πŸΈ OTHER SPIRITS!

DAN AYKROYD AND JOHN ALEXANDER, THE ARTISTS WHO COLLABERATED IN THE ORIGINAL CREATION  OF CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA HAVE CREATED A FINE SPIRIT AND THE MOST RECENT ADDITION TO THEIR CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA  LINE IS THE "AURORA" . A BEAUTIFUL CRYSTAL SKULL BOTTLE IN AN IRRIDESCENT FINISH THAT MIMICKS THE AURORA.





A PERFECT SPIRIT, CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA "AURORA"  IS A DRY, CRISP, SWEET VANILLA TASTING VODKA. ITS NAME SAKE  COMMENORATES THE AURORA BOREALIS AND AURORA AUSTRALIS.




THE AURORA BOREALIS ( NORTHERN LIGHTS) AND AURORA AUSTRALIS ( SOUTHERN LIGHTS) ARE THE RESULT OF ELECTRONS COLLIDING WITH THE UPPER REACHES OF EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE. ( PROTONS CAUSE FAINT AND DIFFUSE AURORA, USUALLY NOT EASILY VISIBLE TO THE HUMAN EYE. )"



PICTURE COURTESY OF

WWW.SWPC.NOAA.GOV/PHENOMENA/AURORA


IT'S OTHERWORLDLY, MYSTICAL AND SPOOKY AND LUCKY ME HUBBY SURPRISED ME WITH ANOTHER CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA FOR MY COLLECTION ( WE ALREADY HAVE TWO UNOPENED)WE ARE KEEPING THEM FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS I.E. RETIREMENT ETC.



WITCHES


             




AND GHOSTLY WHITE CATS




                               WIRY SPIDERS





 AND SPARKLING WEBS



PUMPKINS



AND OLD HAUNTED TREES




WHEN YOU ENTER INSIDE THIS SPOOKY ROOM YOU KNOW THE OCTOBER SPIRITS HAVE CHECKED IN πŸ‘€





 SPIDER TABLE RUNNER I BOUGHT AT HOMESENSE







THE DIAMOND CRYSTAL VOTIVE CANDLE HOLDERS ARE  FROM PARYLITE BUT I GOT THEM FROM THE LOCAL THRIFT STORE. I DIDN'T LIKE THEIR ORIGINAL GOLD STANDS BUT I KNEW ONE DAY I WOULD FIND THEM A NEW HOME. WHEN I FOUND THIS HAUNTED TREE AT A GARAGE SALE MISSING IT'S TEA LITE HOLDERS I KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I WOULD USE IN THEIR PLACE. I AM STILL MISSING A  COUPLE TEA LITE HOLDERS.




MINIATURE PUMPKIN I MADE FROM VINTAGE FABRIC AND A REAL PUMPKIN STEM





LOOK CLOSER AND YOU WILL NOTICE THE CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA MINIATURES ON THE CABINET...EMPTY OF COURSE!







MORE SPIRITS HUBBY BOUGHT ... KILLIBINBIN  SCAREDY CAT AND LA CUVEE MYTHIQUE






I ALWAYS LOVED THE MOVIE "SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES AND SO I BOUGHT A GLASS CLOCHE FOR MY CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA. I LOVE THE LOOK OF THE PROFESSOR'S ATTIC LAB WITH ALL OF THE SPECIMENS AND CLOCHE GLASS JARS. I MUST COLLECT SOME MORE GLASS DOMES OF VARYING SIZES SINCE I HAVE MANY MORE SPECIMENS TO DISPLAY : )






I FOUND THE COOL SPIRIT BOOK BOTTLE AT AN ANTIQUE STORE . IT READS "HANDBOOK OF GAY SPIRITS , BY PROF. AL. KOHOL, UNABRIDGED DELIGHT". 

I LEFT IT BEHIND WHEN I FIRST SAW IT AND RETURNED THE VERY NEXT DAY TO BUY IT WHEN I THOUGHT HOW COOL IT WOULD LOOK NEXT TO MY CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA BOTTLE!!!




NOTICE THE BLACK VINTAGE GLASS JUG NEXT TO THE AURORA VODKA CRYSTAL HEAD SKULL? IT HAS A NAME WRITTEN ON IT , MAYBE IT BELONGS TO THE CRYSTAL HEAD IN THE DIORAMA?





ONE OF MY FAVOURITE COLORS IS TEAL AND THIS GLASS BALL GOES BEAUTIFULLY WITH THE VINTAGE SPIRIT BOTTLE, GLASSES AND GLASS MOSAIC VASE. 

OH, CAN'T FORGET ELLIOTT , MY WHITE GLASS GHOST CAT





ISN'T SHE LOVELY?
I BOUGHT HER AT CANADIAN TIRE A FEW YEARS BACK AND DRESSED HER IN A VINTAGE BLACK VELVET DRESS AND BLACK VELVET  HAT 






MY VINTAGE DOLL "LILY MUNSTER" AND A $1 SKULL I BOUGHT AT A GARAGE SALE. THE SKULL DID HAVE A BODY BUT I'M AFRAID HE WAS BEYOND REPAIR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HIS SKULL SO I GOT MY HUSBAND TO SAW HIS HEAD OFF.
 MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL EMBELLISH HIM WITH CRYSTALS AND PEARLS AND MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE ONE- EYED WILLY





I'M SURE HE WILL NO DOUBT STAND OUT WHEN I PLACE HIM WITH THE CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA COLLECTION WE HAVE.






PUMPKIN CANDLESTICKS, A BLACK  PIANO AND  FRED ASTAIRE


I ADORE THIS PIANO, A BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM MY HUSBAND. I THINK HE ALWAYS FANCIED A MUSICAL GIRL WHO COULD PLAY THE PIANO AND THOUGHT MAYBE HE COULD ADD THAT TOO TO HIS BUCKET LIST : )

 I DID START OFF GOOD TEACHING MYSELF SOME BACH TUNES BUT AFTER A WHILE I WAS DRIVING EVERYBODY CRAZY BY PLAYING IN REPEAT I STOPPED.  I MUST GET BACK TO LEARNING SOME TUNES AND WHO KNOWS SOME OF MY BELOVED MUSICAL SPIRITS  LIKE VIC MIZZY, BACH, BERNARD HERRMANN, GLENN GOULD, MIGHT JUST DROP IN AND GUIDE ME IN A FEW LESSONS J. AFTER ALL IT IS A SPIRIT ROOM, RIGHT?




A DREAM OF MINE HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO LIVE IN A GOTHIC CHURCH BUT I GUESS FOR NOW I'LL HAVE TO SETTLE WITH AN ORIGINAL PAINTING OF A GORGEOUS CHURCH  WHICH FOR SOME REASON REMINDS ME OF  "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" 




WITCH BOOTS CANDLE VOTIVES I BOUGHT AT HOMESENSE WITH A COOL VINTAGE POISON VESSEL PENDENT I BOUGHT AT SAINT VINCENT IN AYLMER , QUEBEC.






 THE BOOTS SIT ON AN OLD BOOK OF PROPER NAMES
"THE CENTURY CYCLOPEDIA OF NAMES" FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1889. 
I HAVE THE 1914 VERSION 





THE SPIRIT ROOM 2016

















MORE MINIATURE CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA BOTTLES




DIAMONDS, STARS AND MOON ?




COULD BE THE MOON, 

CERTAINLY NOT A CRYSTAL BALL BUT CLOSE

.... ON MY VINTAGE HAUNTINGS LIST 








WATCHING AND WAITING FOR THE OCTOBER SPIRITS TO ARRIVE





"IN BOTH THE ORIGINAL COMICS AND THE LIVE - ACTION MOVIES,SPLINTER IS THE PET RAT OF A NINJA NAMED HAMATO YOSHI IN JAPAN. INTELLIGENT FOR HIS SPECIES,SPLINTER IS ABLE TO LEARN NINJUTSU ART BY MIMICKING HIS MASTER'S MOVEMENTS WHILE HE PRACTICED." WIKIPEDIA.ORG


AND AS YOU CAN SEE, MY PET RAT , SPLINTER (HANDMADE OF PAPER MACHE ORIGINAL ~ ARTIST UNKNOWN )

IS ALSO A VERY ACCOMPLISHED VIOLINIST.

I FOUND HIM AT SALLY ANN.




I SUSPECT FRED MIGHT DROP IN IF HE HEARS MUSIC PLAYING

. ….. LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE

YOU KNOW JUST HOW MUCH HE LOVES TO DANCE : )








WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN AND I'M ALL SETTLED THERE ~
MAY I DINE WITH MR. DISNEY...
.....AND DANCE WITH FRED ASTAIRE ?
D.MORGAN 1995



AND IF YOUR SPIRIT IS WILLING, 

CREATE A SPOOKY ROOM, 

BUY YOURSELF A BOTTLE OF THE LOVELY CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA  "AURORA", 

MIX A FEW SPECIAL HAUNTING HALLOWEEN SPIRITS 

AND MAKE A BATCH OF 

SCRUMPTIOUS LITTLE MONSTER TREATS........




SPOOKS RECIPE BOOK


La Llorona (The Weeping Woman) 


TAKEN FROM MUYBUENOCOOKBOOK.COM






TAKEN FROM COOLMOMPICKS.COM


THEN SETTLE DOWN FOR A SPOOKY NIGHT......


 AND WATCH A FUNNY OLD VINTAGE MOVIE LIKE SAY






THE SPIRIT IS WILLING 1967




THE SPIRIT IS WILLING MOVIE IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON







YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THIS MOVIE ON YOUTUBE BUT OWNING IT IS NICE.




HAPPY OCTOBER SPIRIT.....S πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘€πŸΈ


ANNABELLE 

Charlotte's Web Tangled Garden

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Sometimes a haunting melody can make quiet an impression ~^..^~
Thanks to Vic Mizzy for creating such unforgettable soundtracks and to Hollis Kim for sharing this fab rendition of the Haunted Organ from The Ghost and Mr. Chicken ….will always luv listening to it, no matter the time of year but especially great in the month of October

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