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From the hubs:

Happy Halloween! (and from me, too!)

In celebration of Halloween I searched my photo files for an appropriate eerie image and found this oldie but goodie taken all the way back in 1994. Yes, back then in the dark ages of photography I used something called film. Hard to believe that I am that old (scary thought) but this image was actually captured on Fujicolor film. Not sure why I wasn’t shooting slide film (if you know what that is you are scary old too!) because I usually did, but that night, a cold winter’s night (yes we occasionally get a few ) in December, I was shooting negative film. It was a beautiful evening with a sunset to match so I drove to the cemeteries at the head of Canal Street in New Orleans (my hometown at the time) to get some silhouetted shots of the crypts. I ended up at the Greenwood Cemetery hovered over my tripod mounted camera which I had stuck through the fence to take photos of the sun setting behind the tombs. The darker it got, the creepier it got.”

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From me:

I will confess to finding a creepy fascination with the various cemeteries (Little Cities of the Dead) during our time in New Orleans. At one point I even tried to sketch some. Yeah, that didn’t go well, but it was fun to wander around reading the inscriptions and studying the various mausoleums. In New Orleans, All Hallows Eve was just the run up to the “Day of the Dead.” Hailing from Wyoming, I had not run into this that much.

For more Halloween photo fun from the hubs, check out his “witches” set on Flickr.

I haven’t done a lot of Halloween type writing in my time, though I guess my mysteries would sort of qualify. I mean, people do die. A Dangerous Dance is my lone gothic novel and I do have a ghost in my Do Wah Diddy Die series with Luci and Mickey. Their further adventures are collected in my recently release Mystery Collection. Clearly this is something I need to work on.

How do you celebrate Halloween? The Day of the Dead? Comments earn an entry in my monthly contest for a $10 AnaBanana Gift card for the living and the dead. Winner is announced in the first blog post of the new month (which happens to be this upcoming Friday!).

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor

Perilously yours,


Pauline’s Taking the Scenic Route to: Halloween

4 thoughts on “Pauline’s Taking the Scenic Route to: Halloween

  • October 31, 2012 at 10:04 am

    That photograph is gorgeous. I got to visit New Orleans one time and did a walking tour of the city. Beautiful place with many photo ops!

    My little one and I will trick-or-treat around the neighborhood while my older one and hubby hand out candy. No costume for me though.

    • October 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

      It really is a beautiful city. We lived there for 18 years and the hubs took a lot of photos. LOL! No costumes here and no trick or treaters. Big city problems with that here.

  • October 31, 2012 at 7:12 am

    LOVE they hubs photography. Wow.

    I can’t imagine New Orleans around Halloween. Major creep factor. LOL!

    We usually dress up for Halloween and hit a party on a weekend but this year we’ve been tame and quiet. Unusual cause this is one of my fav times of year. LOVE dressing up. Maybe next year we’ll go wild.

    • October 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Where we live, the kids don’t come trick or treat, but yeah, New Orleans did Halloween big time. Hubs used to take the kids to Boo at the Zoo every year. When I was little, Halloween was great fun. You could still get homemade goodies. My mom made AWESOME donuts. Sigh.

      I am so enjoying sharing the hubs photos with my peeps. 😀

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