Vintage blow mold holiday decor spotted in a local antique mall. The name comes from the method of blowing melted plastic into a mold, which then hardens into a hollow, plastic shape. The most popular vintage blow molds to collect are made by Union Products, who pioneered the original lawn flamingo. I would have loved to take home the large gravestone seen here, but the $80 price tag was a little out of my budget!
Biggest fall spider I’ve spotted so far this year. I’m just happy I noticed it before I walked right into the man-sized web it had stretched across my neighborhood’s walking trail. I’m not always so lucky.
Earlier this summer I braved thunderstorms to visit the Gamrath Glass exhibit at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. I love visiting all of their nighttime exhibits, and was particularly excited about this one. The event promised not only delicate glass flowers embedded amoung the garden, but carvious plants as well. And although all of the glass blooms were beautiful, it was extra fun to see delicate pitcher plants, Venus fly traps, and a monstrous corpse flower among all the usual greenery, Corpse flower Venus flytrap Lady slipper Pitcher plant Pitcher plant Phalaenopsis Pitcher plant Phalaenopsis
Shipping container covered walkway in Skagway, Alaska.
As soon as I stepped off the cruise ship and walked down the gangway onto land, Icy Straight Point took my breath away. It was the first of four stops in a 7 day cruise, and also the most unspoiled.
Before traveling to Alaska I knew I absolutely wanted to spot a bald eagle during my trip. What I didn’t realize until arriving was, Ravens are also very important to Alaskan culture, and seeing them in wild would be just as special. I spotted these Ravens in Hoonah, a small town on Icy Straight Point, the very first stop on our cruise.
Sometimes it’s not so hard to see where horror writers get inspiration for the monsters they create.
Entry area to a local haunted house, Scarrigan Farms. During the Halloween season it gets an eerie Crystal Lake treatment, but the rest of the year it serves as the backdrop to wedding receptions.
Fruit or dragon eggs? Either way, I wish I had bought one to try when I spotted them at a local Korean grocery store