Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Halloween , Watch the Witches in the Sky









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Halloween, or Hallowe’en, is an international holiday celebrated on October 31. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions, carving Jack-o'-lanterns, reading scary stories and watching horror movies. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century. Halloween is celebrated in several countries of the Western world, most commonly in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom and occasionally in parts of Australia. In Sweden the All Saints' official holiday takes place on the first Saturday of November. Little by little it is being introduced here in The Netherlands. Especially since the books of Harry Potter, witchcraft is getting more and more popular, though we don't take that seriously. It's fun anyway!

Tom, Sandy, IMAC , Klaus, Ivar, Wren & Fishing Guy
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45 comments:

Picturing of Life said...

cool shots

Mine SWF post in HERE. Hope you have time to visit. Thanks.

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photos, very Halloween-ish...

Gill in Canada

Texas Travelers said...

Great and informative post.
Terrific photos.
Thanks for sharing.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit our Sky Watch over, Cooks Inlet, Alaska.
Troy and Martha
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PS: I love your masthead.

Dewdrop said...

Great compilation. Love the foggy shot... spooky.

bobbie said...

Super! There ARE witches in those clouds! Great slide show.

Monique said...

Halloween is introduced in Holland????

Unbelievable. Personally it's not my cup of tea. I much prefer St Maarten.

Great photo's

Migs CFL fan said...

Awesome shots. And I must say your header pic is outstanding. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Coloradolady said...

beautiful images. Loved it. Happy SWF.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Happy Halloween.
Nice spooky shots.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I couldn't see the witches but they were really nice photos;) Good job.
Marnie

Old Lady Lincoln said...

That's a beautiful photo at the top of your blog. Tonight is Trick or Treat night here in our little town, so I have to have supper prepared early. Daughter that lives about 30 miles north of us is coming down to bring her son (9) and daughter that now lives with us will be taking her daughter (8), another daughter is also coming over just to walk around town with them all. I'm staying indoors where it's warmer. These old bones get chilled to quickly anymore. LOL

Dina said...

Och Wil, you have outdone yourself! Love that spooky slideshow.
Sidebar pics are fun too.

Dirk said...

Knappe reeks foto's, vooral de mist geeft een speciale sfeer.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Happy Halloween, Wil! Hope you have a spook-tacular day. ;-)

Photo Cache said...

I enjoyed your slide presentation a lot. Happy Halloween. Enjoy.

imac said...

Love the misty photo, very dramatic.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Wonderful slideshow. I couldn't see witches, but I saw the bloodsucking bat.

I love your grandson's craved pumpkin. Lisa

Rose said...

This was a great slide show! I loved every image.

Arija said...

Your photos are beautiful, especially the foggy ones, but you mistake America for the whole world. The commercialism has not hit the rest of the world as you describe, neither is it a holiday elsewhere. There are still plenty of countries where the souls of the dead are revered and candles are lit on their graves on this evening rather than children wandering the streets trick of treating. Admittedly that can be fun but is not the essence of the Holy day.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great fun slideshow

vincibene said...

Fantastic shots with atmosphere!

Texas Travelers said...

In answer to your question on Cook's Inlet.

Yes, it's the same Capt. James Cook.
Google Capt. James Cook on Wikipedia. It's an interesting read on his history.

Troy

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Great photos... I love the mist. I have always looked at that as being so mysterious and mystical... I just don't see that as often as I would like.
I hope you have a really nice weekend. =)
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Jeanne said...

Love the way you put this together and the drama in each of the images.

reluctantfarmchik said...

Beautiful series of pictures - the clouds and colors are perfect for Halloween. Nicely done!

babooshka said...

On the island we call it HOP TA NAA.
Incredible images and I adore your header.

Paz said...

Awesome, awesome shots!

Paz

Indrani said...

You have good collection of terrific shots... a visual treat!!

Carletta said...

I really enjoyed this.
Super slideshow - very clever for Halloween!

Tash said...

Great Halloween skies! I esp. like the Mist one.

Kay said...

Oh my goodness! I love all the photos in your slide show. I especially love your header photo. Thanks so much for your visit. Have a great weekend, Will.

Dina said...

Wil, I do hope the news from Australia is better today.

naturglede said...

I fall in love with your top-photo. Beautiful. Love the rest too. Have a greate weekend:)

Aileni said...

I am not one for Halloween, Samhain is closer to the mark. But I have to say I think your header is absolutely marvellous.

P-TER said...

Prachtig hoe je speelt met de zon en de mist !
Mooie belichting, ik hou van de manier hoe je ze gebruikt.
Knap!
Gr.
P-TER

Darla said...

That's spooky!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

very eery, spooky pictures. Happy Halloween.

marina said...

I won't sleep tonight! So many witches...and I have my magic wand for fixing in order to destroy them!!!

PATRICIJA said...

happy haloween and have a nice weekend...and this is great post...thanks for sharing

hug, p

dot said...

Cute slide show! All the skies look rather spooky but especially the first one. Love that misty look!

Gretchen said...

Really neat slide show!

Hope everyone is having a Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!

Bradley Myers said...

Well done, did you see the witches?

Greyscale Territory said...

O I loved your collection of skies! And those comments just added to the drama! Wonderful!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the mysterious banner - very Hallowe'en-ish. I love the day - as it is my birthday - but I don't have any magical powers that I know of. I always have a pumpkin face glowing on the gate post on Hallowe'en. He is still there today but looking a bit dejected.

Louise said...

Those are some incredible skies. Very approproriate for the holiday!