Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fun in a cemetery.

What I find particularly cool about this image is that I made it in a cemetery yesterday! Perfect!

It was a gorgeous day and so we visited a number of places on the island. Sunnyside Cemetery overlooking Ebey's Prairie was stop #1.

And there was one grave that immediately caught our attention. 

Apparently a dear departed dad had a fondness for Halloween, and his family/friends decked out the gravesite in fine fashion for him, with lots of bones, skulls, skeletons, bats, ghosts, and creepy figures such as this guy.

Solar-powered skull lights lined the grave, and a motion sensor caused creepy folks hanging from trees to suddenly shake and turn this way and that. And then they stop.

But when you lean in close with your iPhone to get a close-up of the creature's face, the creature unexpectedly comes alive again, which startled the heck out of me. And startled subsequent visitors, much to my amusement.

Now whether Dad truly did love Halloween is total speculation on my part. But somebody did/does, and the result is a surreal note of life and hilarity in an otherwise somber setting.

It was weird, it was fun, and it resulted in this photograph, which I never in a million years would have expected to make.

Happy Halloween! Got candy?

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