the october country

Ask me anything   A blog for darker evenings and misty days, full of autumn leaves and apples, ghosts and witches, folklore and fairytales. I update all year round, but most frequently at this time of year, and the blog is both an outlet for my love of Hallowe'en and a gathering place for art, from horror films to medieval woodcuts, that evokes the sinister, the mysterious and the otherworldly. This blog has a winter counterpart at now-winter-comes-slowly, and my personal blog is cloudsinvenice.

thedeerandtheoak:

In a week, I will be back there, in the mountains, after months of being stuck in the city. I will welcome the grass, the trees and the playful winds like old friends and meet with these giants of stone once again. I already can imagine what it will be like, to go back to Nature. I will be up there, surrounded by giants, take a deep breath of fresh air and finally feel at home again.

thedeerandtheoak:

In a week, I will be back there, in the mountains, after months of being stuck in the city. I will welcome the grass, the trees and the playful winds like old friends and meet with these giants of stone once again. I already can imagine what it will be like, to go back to Nature. I will be up there, surrounded by giants, take a deep breath of fresh air and finally feel at home again.

(Source: iamthewoodendoor, via arodean)

— 8 hours ago with 1424 notes
#autumn to winter  #autumn leaves  #snow  #photography 

remcovanstraten:

More artwork from Malochia: Choices, by Remco van Straten. 

— 12 hours ago with 2 notes
#illustration  #horror  #dark fantasy  #malochia: choices  #remco van straten  #monsters 
victoriousvocabulary:


CHIROPTERAN
[adjective]
of, relating to, or belonging to the Chiroptera, an order of placental mammals comprising the bats.
Etymology: from Ancient Greek χειρ (kheir, “hand”) + πτερόν (pterón, “wing”).
[Audrey Benjaminsen - The Bat Rider]

victoriousvocabulary:

CHIROPTERAN

[adjective]

of, relating to, or belonging to the Chiroptera, an order of placental mammals comprising the bats.

Etymology: from Ancient Greek χειρ (kheir, “hand”) + πτερόν (pterón, “wing”).

[Audrey Benjaminsen - The Bat Rider]

(via katzenfabrik)

— 15 hours ago with 559 notes
#bats  #steampunk  #illustration  #audrey benjaminsen  #the bat rider 
"

I always was afraid of Somes’s Pond:
Not the little pond, by which the willow stands,
Where laughing boys catch alewives in their hands
In brown, bright shallows; but the one beyond.
There, when the frost makes all the birches burn
Yellow as cow-lilies, and the pale sky shines
Like a polished shell between black spruce and pines,
Some strange thing tracks us, turning where we turn.

You’ll say I dream it, being the true daughter
Of those who in old times endured this dread.
Look! Where the lily-stems are showing red
A silent paddle moves below the water,
A sliding shape has stirred them like a breath;
Tall plumes surmount a painted mask of death.

"
Elinor Wylie, Atavism (via myimaginarybrooklyn)

(via genamian)

— 18 hours ago with 13 notes
#elinor wylie  #atavism  #poetry  #sinister  #atmospheric 

365daysofhorror:

Photos from the cemetery used in Hocus Pocus. It’s in Marblehead, Mass and it is gorgeous. More on my Instagram

(via amatteroftastepodcast)

— 1 day ago with 6707 notes
#cemtery  #graveyard  #hocus pocus  #bare trees  #tombstones