Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

31 Days of Halloween...Day 11

Todays image is another page from the book I'm creating for the 31 days of Halloween Challenge. This image is another Rick St. Dennis image..I just love his designs. To me this is a hauntingly beautiful image and then you notice the horror contained. To my mind this is a Halloween story contained in a beautiful picture. The stories that your mind can create are endless and can be as traumatic as you allow. I thought that the quote that I've used was so perfect for this image. At first glance everything can seem fine and then you look harder and can be shocked by what you find. And sometimes life can be like that.

Here in the mountains today, the sun is shining and the sky is just wonder to yourself how long it will be until the rain comes.Even the postman asked today what was going on with the weather..he is so used to being dripping wet after a visit to the I was teasing him that he needed the sunshine to last through the winter weather that is coming surely along. I have one friend who tends to visit every year and he has been visiting for over 20 and he is yet to visit in good He is convinced that all it does is rain here in these mountains. I tease him every time and tell him that it wouldn't be so green without it. He once said that it was a wonder that everyone that lived here didn't have webbed feet...and then I had to break it to him that actually I did have webbed Supposedly I inherited them from my I have always been a little

All the cats apart from Raven are outside. She is settled on my legs and no doubt won't move until feed time. I was quite shocked this morning..I actually had a fuss off Twinkle. Now for those of you who don't know Twink..she is a little cat that was brought to me with brain damage. The vet advised that she should be put to sleep because he couldn't see anyone putting up with her..she will attack people or other animals with no reason other than she can see them. She even goes for me every morning when I feed her. She lives in a special cat duplex and is happy as long as she doesn't have to interact with anyone.She is also very ordered in her world..if she has the wrong blanket she will turn into a little ball of fury. When she was a kitten she had been shaken by a dog and had been fed the wrong food and was desperately dehydrated. I have to say that now she is a real beauty but goodness me the temper.This morning was one of those rare moments when she actually gave me some love..I think she had forgotten to be a wild creature and let me fuss her. It was a rare treat. For 4 years I have been bitten ,scratched or growled at...and that's just at food today made everything worth while.

Well the coffee is calling and then I'll be finishing some projects. I hope that you will pop over and see the other wonderful creations of those involved in the 31 days challenge..the amount of work that has gone into the projects is amazing. This is my first time in the challenge but I feel so inspired to up my game..people have always thought I was a little Halloween obsessed..goodness knows what will be come of So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafted.
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  1. You are so wonderful to take in a problem
    child and love her through thick and thin
    - rather than letting them put her down.
    Glad you got some love today.
    The picture is amazing - kind of brings
    to mind the phantom of the opera with
    the roses. I imagine Christine would
    have looked like this lady if she had
    stayed with him.
    thanks for sharing. Hope you have
    another good day tomorrow.

  2. I love this beautiful image, too. Rick is so
    very talented.
    And I just love all the tales of your fur babies.
    I once knew a cat, George, who also would just
    bite for no reason. You'd be petting him and he'd
    be ever so happy purring when all of a sudden -
    WHAM! he'd bite and not let go! And I've a scar to
    prove it. lol Never knew why ...

  3. That's a fabulous image!!
    Competition on my blog tomorrow…
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!