Sunday, October 30, 2011

creepy & crawly. halloween. skulls & bones

"Let go. Be afraid. You all taste so much better when you're afraid."  
(Stephen King's "It")

this year's halloween post is bursting at the seams with this past year's pictures of 
snakes, spiders, found skulls & bones.
fitting for a creepy day. or night.

but first...step inside...just a quick visit...
pumpkin  2008

pumpkin from '07

pumpkin '10


thought i lost you...
let me clear stuff from the mirror...
and you can follow me outside.

just watch your step...
and don't forget to pick up a wave in front of you...
so you don't get wrapped up in spider webs!

the poisonous CORAL our yard yesterday!

Golden Orb Weaver (banana spider), tight rope walking upside down (taken july. 2010)

BONES in the field & woods...

“When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.”   
Dawn of the Dead (1978) 

juvenile Black Racer  (september. 2010)

adult Black Racer  (june. 2010)

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.”  
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960) 

i've come to learn that i'm not the only one who
(even after bolting all the doors, and checking them twice)
has to steal peeks from around the shower curtain
and wash the soap from my face in a frenzy...
when i'm home alone...showering!

Orb Weaver spinning her web only at night. front porch. (november. 2010)

dew covered spider web. halloween 2010

“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.”   
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 


raccoon hand. found just like this. (september. 2010)


“That cold ain’t the weather, that’s death approaching.”   
30 Days of Night (2007) 

a Moccasin crossing the road...from the field to our place.   (july. 2010)

an Argiope spider spotted on the side of the house.   yesterday.
^^((get a load of those RED LEGS!!  they look like they're FILLED WITH BLOOD!!))^^

Florida Banded Water Snake (Nerodia Fasciata Pictiventris)  in backyard. (october. 2011)
^^(that water snake up there, showed up while i was out back...digging up the earth,
looking for the 'possum bones...remember??  the buried 'possum?!)^^

squirrel skull found in woods.  (september. 2010)

while cleaning out the shed last latest skeleton finds...
a Green Tree frog & two Anoles

the HOLY web.  or is it HOLE-EEeeek!!  taken a year ago yesterday.  (10.29.10)

"...enough already.
no more snakes, bones, spiders...pleeeeease!"

ok. ok.  but i have MORE!!  
alright. i give up. 
i love halloween...and i just couldn't NOT do my part!

“Hallo. Vould you like a roll in ze hay?”   
Mel Brooks'  'Young Frankenstein' (1974) 

have a creepy day. 
but be safe!


“It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”   
Halloween (1978) 

(if you haven't had sure to check out my 'macabre page'  for more quotes & graphics)


  1. What a hoot! I don't envy you that coral snake and moccasin. (Oh, well, maybe I do. They're pretty cool.)

    I hope you have an entertaining Hallowe'en.

  2. Oh Laura you are truly exquisite... what a Journey you've taken me and my lot on... awesome, and scary too.

    Have a wonderful Halloween.... by the way where's Mr bOnes??? surely not all spooked out by this brushing away of Cobwebs, while avoiding being got by Coral's venom, and ducking so as not to maybe be whisked away into nostalgic gruesome Film events, or even possibly scrunching on some hidden bones along the track... do keep jack-o-lantern lit... that smile may cause a quiver, but does shows the way back, though I think I'll avoid the Clown... definitely dubious....

    Hugs from Magda and Family in Australia

  3. wonderful! love the spider webs - so deadly delicate

  4. Really spooky shots! I love the last one the most, the web with a hole. Looks like a bullet hole.

  5. Hello Laura! What a great Halloween post. I enjoyed the carved pumpkins, spiders and their webs. The snakes are cool and not creepy at all but then I wasn't there when they were seen. HA! And I love the cute graphic of the witch at then end of your post. Have a Happy Halloween or should I say a have a Spooky Halloween!

  6. Great spooky post... love those pumpkins... you're a master carver!

  7. Creepy crawly for sure.

    That raccoon hand looks like Freddy Krueger's skeleton hand!

  8. I really AM spooked out by spiders! I had my stick waving wildly the whole time--LOL! Great Halloween post!!! :):)

  9. Lots of scary stuff there...

  10. THANKS everybody!! yeah...i could have kept going and going...had so many pictures to put on here...little by little i had to down size...didn't want to overwhelm!!

    as far as mr. bOnes...he was resting up for his big night tomorrow!!

    have a CREEPY halloween ALL! :-O

  11. Well, next year you could do a stand alone page and let loose :)

    Eeeeek! Hated reading about the poisonous snakes! At least mine give a warning rattle! Hope your space is all clear now.
    Out of all your fab photos in this post, I was captivated by the frog and Anole skeletons. That's a first for me. I've never found one I will have to keep a lookout!
    Happy Halloween Laura!

  12. Ooo! I love all your creep crawlies! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!!!

  13. Wow, the lizard and frog skelatins are so interesting! And that spiderweb with what looks like a bullet hole...

    Hope you had a great Halloween!

  14. Hi Laura! Just me running behind again. What a fun post...oooh, the spider with the red legs-really blood? You have so much to look at and record. Haven't had a chance to see all your stuff lately, but your sidebar looks good too. We had a very busy Halloween nite-our trick or treaters had really good costumes this year. Hope you're doing well. I'm off to your next post.

  15. Thank goodness I've arrived after Halloween. I trust all this scary stuff has been safely hidden away until next year? Because, my goodness, you put on a great show. I'm willing to bet it was the best in the whole of Blogland, Laura! Those snakes would have me bolting all on their own! You really do enjoy yourself, don't you? Your Halloween scenes would delight and elicit thrills and chills in any child!

  16. PERFECT post for Halloween! Didn't scare me, tho, cuz I love all those same things. (Except for the shower scene - one never forgets that, huh?) Laura, you're a nut & a card & I SO ENJOY your writing & photography. Be well, my friend!

  17. ha ha! Classic!
    We don't really celebrate halloween in South Africa, although some people are trying to bring in the tradition.

    But I love your halloween posts, the creepies you have are an absolute delight...



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