Saturday, October 31, 2015

All Hallow's Eve





















Halloween: a contraction of sorts of All Hallow's Evening-the eve of All Saints Day which is a time marked in the liturgical calendar as a three day observance to remember the dead, the saints (hence the word, hallow), and all the faithful departed believers. 

Although I don't think I'll ever get a chance, I dream of someday going to Oaxaca to witness the manner in which they celebrate the Day of the Dead where all the gravesites are lit up with candles. I'm not sure I could handle the crowds very well, but it would be an amazing thing to see-I know some of you have. But, I can't cry or spend too much time feeling sorry for myself as I am going to a local parade in Albuquerque on Sunday called the Marigold Parade. You can check out the images I've taken in that past years at this event. It is peaceful, somber, yet festive event.

Join us as a group of us (yes-there are many of us!) from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!

8 comments:

abrianna said...

Those are intricate carvings on the pumpkins. Must have taken hours.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific Halloween captures for the day and a fun start for my day!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Ralph said...

Those who have died as believers have no worries - but that smiling jack-o-lantern offers up a few. Happy Halloween!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing Halloween artwork. Eerie and beautiful.

EG CameraGirl said...

The carvings are impressive!

Norma Ruttan said...

wow, I admire people who can yield a knife well enough to produce such artful 'punkins'!

NatureFootstep said...

first one seem to come straight out of a Star War movie :)

colleen said...

Spooky! I had to look up the song Spooky to refresh my memory and yes, I do remember it.

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