Happy Halloween Eve!

Rosie in a VW Pumpkin

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More Autumness

Resting under the tree
A friend recently said to me that if I wanted more reds and yellows during autumn, the Eastern part of the state is where I wanted to be. Well, who knew?! I guess it’s just another slight downfall to buying a house online and moving across country. Everything seems so…brownish here, unless you’re looking at trees in people’s yards, there you’ll see the reds and yellows!
Tiarnan and Fionnoula
the leaf dancer

The Rockland Tunnel

The tunnel
We decided to take Fionnoula on a walk through the Rockland Tunnel today and take some pictures. I wanted to go early in the morning, since every morning I’ve left for work at the deli it’s been super foggy out. Of course it wasn’t today… Next time? Anyhow, I love this old tunnel! Built in 1915 as a railway tunnel, the craftsmanship that went into creating this half mile tunnel is superb. Unfortunately, like with everything, it’s been tagged to hell on the inside, with said taggers leaving their trash along the walls. It’s not even interesting or artful graffiti, it’s just crap like, “insert name sucks insert body part”, or backwards swastikas, badly drawn marijuana leaves, etc. There was one that made me stop in my tracks as I was using a flash. I didn’t include it in the photos below, but I’ll eventually share it. It was an outline of a woman’s body in a little alcove. The flash made it seem as though someone was standing there in the shadows. Kind of creepy! But today I’m just sharing pictures of Anna and Fionnoula “exploring” the tunnel. =)
Do you see the lights?
Did you hear that?
On the inside
The way out

Hello Autumn!

I’ve been working so much between the deli and my art, that I feel as though I’m missing the beginning of autumn. So the other day we went for a walk along the river, at Oil Creek State Park. It seems I was partly correct as most of the leaves had fallen already on this pathway I’d been looking forward to walking. Oh well, we still managed some shots.

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Autumn
Falling leaves

The Scarecrow

the scarecrow

“The Scarecrow”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-Approx. 8″ x 7 1/4″ x 1″ Piece of pine (left over from shelves I put up)
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

These two skellie cats seem to have lost their way while trick-or-treating. They ran into a scarecrow in a cornfield, which didn’t seem to help their situation. One cat thought it was telling them to go left, while the other was sure they should go to the right.