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Halloween Trick or Tree–t! #Halloween #photography


Saw this weird, spooky tree and thought of Halloween when I took this picture.

Have a fun day!


Photo copyright Adele Downs

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Halloween Tree by Adele Downs #Foto_Friday


Photo copyright Adele Downs 2016

“The Blob” Still Lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania

One of Downingtown, Pennsylvania’s most enduring and endearing claims to fame is its location for the 1958 horror film The Blob starring Steve McQueen in his first leading role. McQueen went on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the 1960’s and 70’s and an icon of popular culture. Though he died at an early age, he left in indelible mark on my home state of Pennsylvania.


Downingtown is the oldest town in Chester County, and looks little in 2016 like the village filmed in 1958. The Downingtown Diner, which was featured in the movie, is a local landmark that still serves customers 24 hours a day in a 1950’s style setting.

Although the diner has changed ownership over the past 58 years, Downingtown’s affection for the “Home of The Blob” has never changed.








THE BLOB 1958 Trailer on You Tube:

Halloween Tree, Original Photo


One of the weirdest trees I’ve ever seen and the perfect subject for a Halloween photo.

Happy Halloween, all!


Photo copyright Adele Downs

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Fall Gourds and Pumpkins, Original Photos

My camera and I visited a rural Pennsylvania orchard over the weekend; the best place in the world to enjoy autumn and its colors. Though taking photographs is strictly a hobby, since I spend most of my time writing, I appreciate your enthusiasm for my pictures, especially from the professionals among us.

I had no idea nature provided so many varieties of pumpkins and gourds. Here are some of the most interesting I’ve found, starting with the traditional and ending with the exotic.







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Halloween Sky, Full Moon–Photos

Luna, our beautiful moon, fascinates me, and for a time I took a casual interest in learning about its phases and its intricate relationship to earth and our oceans. One of the benefits of living in the country is the vastness of a night sky that lets us enjoy the view of the moon and stars for as long as we’d like to linger.

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The sky seemed to peel back layers the night of this stunning full moon, and so I grabbed my camera. I took these pictures on the front lawn of my home in southeastern Pennsylvania.


If I hadn’t seen this sky with my own eyes, and taken a series of photographs that included this one, I might have assumed the picture was created by a cover artist for a science fiction or urban fantasy novel. This stunning display greeted me outside my front door.

Fun moon facts about October:

October is the month of the Blood Moon, also called Hunter’s Moon or Travel Moon. The Blood Moon is named for the ancient custom of killing and salting common livestock before winter’s cold and snow made it impossible for families to feed their animals. Only the most vital livestock were cared for during those harsh months. In modern times we recognize the need to prepare for frigid temperatures by raking fallen leaves from our lawns, ‘winterizing’ our cars and houses, and deep cleaning our homes before the holiday season arrives.

The full Blood Moon rises at sunset Tuesday, October 27, 2015, three days after the astrological calendar moves into the sign of Scorpio. Since there will be no full moon for Halloween until 2020, Trick or Treat’ers will walk to the light of the waning full moon this year.  — Adele Downs


Photos and content copyright Adele Downs

Haunted Tree, Photo!

I wonder if this weird-looking tree is haunted. It seems to be watching passersby…

I took this photograph at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square,  PA.

Enjoy the holiday!



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