Things seem a little stranger than usual around the Fairegarden.
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened. (1)
I’ve seen so many things
I ain’t never seen before
Don’t know what it is
I don’t wanna see no more.(2)
Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night (Thanks Monica).(3)
Was there something wrong with that tuna sandwich?(4)
Darkness falls across the land / The midnight hour is close at hand / Creatures crawl in search of blood / To terrorize y’all’s neighbourhood / And whosoever shall be found / Without the soul for getting down / Must stand and face the hounds of hell / And rot inside a corpse’s shell. / The foulest stench is in the air / The funk of 40,000 years / And grizzly ghouls from every tomb / Are closing in to seal your doom / And though you fight to stay alive / Your body starts to shiver / For no mere mortal can resist / The evil of the thriller.(5)
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle-ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area we call the ‘Twilight Zone.’(6)
Raven hair and ruby lips
Sparks fly from her finger tips
Echoed voices in the night
She’s a restless spirit on an endless flight
Wooo hooo witchy woman, see how
High she flies.(7)
The head-bone connected to the neck-bone,
the neck-bone connected to the back-bone
The backbone connected to the thigh-bone
the thighbone connected to the kee-bone
the kneebone connected to the leg bone
the leg bone connected to the foot bone
Oh hear the word of the Lord.(8)
Inspired by the skull head seen at the David garden during the Austin Spring Fling last year, seen in the shot before this one, hypertufa mix was used to fashion our own version. Ours looks more like an alien skull than a human, sort of like the dolls I used to make for Chickenpoet and Semi when they were young, and so was I.
Happy Hallowe’en to you all!
Note: All the images except the final reveal of the hypertufa addition to the Bongo Congo clan, were the result of fiddling around with the photo program we use, Dell Picture Studio Image Expert 2000. The Skeleton Of a Bat was a work of art on display at the North Carolina Arboretum. Excluding the David home skull and bat skeleton, the remaining shots were taken at the Fairegarden.
(1)Obi Wan Kenobi-Star Wars 1977
(2)Three Dog Night-Mama Told Me Not To Come
(3)Betty Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve
(6)Rod Serling-Twilight Zone
(7)The Eagles-Witchy Woman
(8)Ezekial 37:1-14, loosely