Saturday, February 10, 2024

New Year Off To A Crummy Start

2024 has not been kind to us. Mr. Haunted Eve's mom passed away at the age of 83 earlier this week (almost made it to 84). She was hospitalized for two weeks prior and it was an emotional rollercoaster ride. There's also other chaos going on in our lives but we will weather this storm! On a happier note, future phases of our housing development that were on hold for the past several years are now in the process of adding new homes. More homes means more trick-or-treaters to visit our annual Halloween yard haunt.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Lapped Ourselves

We need to update a couple of our shorter pedestals for this year's Halloween yard haunt and did an image search for "gothic pedestal" to get some ideas and "lapped ourselves". How "meta" is that?

Friday, December 22, 2023

Miser Brothers

Didn't know this even existed until tonight. From a 2006 live action version of A Year Without A Santa Claus with Harvey Fierstein as Heat Miser and Michael McKean as Snow Miser. Those two characters always had an elemental netherworldly vibe to them, e.g. "Creepmas".

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Lussinatten­čĽ»️

December 13th marks the festival of Saint Lucia. But it is also a celebration for her lesser known counterpart, the witch Lussi. According to the old Julian calendar, the night between December 12th and December 13th was the longest night of the year, historically what Norwegians called Lussinatten. Between Lussi Night & Yule, trolls, elves, witches, & evil spirits were thought to be active outside as depicted in Nils Bergslien's 1922 painting "Julereia". It was believed to be particularly dangerous to be out during Lussi Night. According to tradition, children who had done mischief had to take special care, since Lussi could come down through the chimney & take them away, & certain tasks of work in the preparation for Yule had to be finished, or else Lussi would come to punish the household.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Gru├č vom Krampus­čĹ╣

Merry Krampusnacht! Hope you've all been good this year and don't get visited by Krampus tonight.

Sunday, December 3, 2023

A Triphammer Bierwerks Creepmas

One of our local area craft breweries, Triphammer Bierwerks, sure knows how to decorate for "Creepmas"!
Photo: Triphammer Bierwerks