Mother Nature Giveth...


And we taketh! Like most of you, we have had a really wet spring and summer so far. But I'm not complaining anymore. I recently found these pieces of ivy vine that had fallen off of an old tree in our backyard. The vines had been cut years ago to prevent the ivy from completely overtaking and killing the tree. And with all of the rain this year, large chunks of gnarled, dead vine have started to fall off. And leave it to a home haunter to see those pieces and say, "I can use those in my haunt!"

These pieces are huge, ranging from about 6 to 8 feet in length. I have moved them into the garage, so that they can dry out. When they are dry, they have a really cool, withered gray look. I can't wait to throw some spanish moss on them and set them up in the Cemetery this year. Nothing like twisted, organic shapes to complement rotting tombstones!! And check out the white fungus growing on the bottom piece. I wonder what it will look like when it dries out!?




And on a side note, Blogger has just made it easy to create a favicon for your blog. I whipped up a simple skull for Highbury Cemetery. Check it out next to the web address in your browser's address bar. You can go here to get the tutorial. It's really easy and is a great little upgrade for your blog.






Be sure to check out Highbury Cemetery on your mobile devices, too. Same silly posts, but in a condensed size and on-the-go (for those times where you just can't wait to see what gets posted next...)! Wee!!

And be sure to check back next week, as I've been inspired. I watched White Zombie last night, and I'll post a tutorial to make some really quick cross tombstones like the ones from the movie!

1 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Great ivy vines. Those are going to look fantastic in your haunt.

Cheers!

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