I'm interrupting my late Halloween Posts to post these fabulous photo's of Cole in the outfit he chose yesterday. Yes, it's 50 degrees, and it wasn't raining, and he is wearing p.j. bottoms, but I love it!
And no, we didn't let him leave the house in it. Those little legs would freeze!
Every year the historic society hosts the Blaze at Van Courtland Manor to raise money for the historic home tours they have in the Hudson valley. They carve thousands of pumpkins. This year there were over 6,010 pumpkins! And display them for everyone to come and see. We had tickets for 7:30 so after visiting Sleepy Hollow we drove up and went to see it!
It was amazing. They had all these different scenes they created with the pumpkins it was really cool and totally worth the time it took to drive up there! I highly recommend it to anyone one in the area!
1. They made a gazebo out of metal rods and stacked pumpkins. How cool would that be at a wedding or party? 2. They had a dinosaur grave yard and these were little baby dino's coming out of a pumpkin egg. 3. Lot's of pumpkin snakes. 4. Van Courtland Manor with visitors in front. 5. zombies coming out of their graves.
The photograph on the left is my favorite. I love the butterfly cocoons. It's just carved pumpkins in cheese cloth but I think it looks so cool. The next tree had loads of butterfly pumpkins hanging in them. I'm not sure why I didn't take a photograph of that!
The pumpkins in front of the manor where all white and they lit them with lights that would change color every few minutes. So they made the pumpkins, orange, green, purple, and my favorite blue. The contrast of the blue on the outside made the warm glow on the inside so pretty.
It's been a while. I know. My second beginning photography class at Jessica Sprague's site sold out again in minutes! It was so exciting and I had such an amazing six weeks watching the students really learn to use their cameras. I loved seeing the images improve over the time we were all working together and it was so great to get notes from people saying that they finally felt like they "got it"! It was a great experience and I'm grateful that I get to teach. I love it. But it does take up most of my time so now you know why I've been missing!
I'm finally starting to feel caught up in life, and I have so many images and thoughts to share. It's all jumbled up and in no order but look for a lot of posts over the next week or so...at least a lot of post for me. Which since I haven't posted in months isn't really setting the bar to high!
I thought I'd start off with one of the things I've always wanted to do at Halloween! We took a little day trip up to Sleepy Hollow. It's only about an hour from here and it's was home to Washington Irving. The author of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. We left late in the afternoon and missed the last tour of his home so we want to go back again. But we had so much fun visiting the bridge and church/graveyard from the story. Then that night we went to an event called the blaze which I will post about later. Here are some of the photographs. Sarah and Emily came with us but they are missing from the photo's!
1. fall flowers 2. Iron fence by the church 3. road through sleepy hollow 4. boys on a wall at Washington Irvings home 5. sign at the bridge 6. pumpkins left by the gate 7. Old Dutch Church.