Lowther

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Lowther Castle by Tony Jones
Via Flickr:Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Collage composed of four of my favorite YouTubers.

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If any of you four are reading this, you all are beautiful and wonderful and I love you with all my heart! I wish nothing but the best for the four of you! Keep calm and goth on! :) <3 

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Plant of the Day
Tuesday 26 August 2014

The restoration and re-imagining of the landscape of Lowther Castle, Cumbria, has used impressively large areas of wild flower meadows. At this time of the year the biennial Daucus carota (wild carrot, Queen Anne’s lace) is flowering and setting seed. Flowers happen in the second year of the plant life cycle and are a source of pollen and nectar for bees. Wild carrot reproduces by seed and the old flowers provide another common name - bird’s nest. The plant can be prolific seeder, it was also called the Devil’s plague, so be careful of seeding plants in a garden situation.

Jill Raggett

It’s finally that time again! Each October I post about haunted historic places and creepy artifacts so I’ve made a summary here of my most popular posts from 2012 to 2014 for you. Also, I’ll be making plenty of new Haunted History posts throughout October in addition to my regular history stuff so keep an eye out. Happy Halloween and thanks again for following me! :) Here are the links:

The Birthplace of Halloween

The Real Dracula’s Castle and yes, it’s haunted!

An Ancient Ghost Story by Pliny the Younger

Roman Skull with a Charon’s Obol

The Phantom Roman Army of Flower’s Barrow

Ghosts of Corfe Castle, Dorset

Egyptian Effigy ‘Voodoo’ Doll

Hecate, the Goddess of… Trick or Treating?

The Celtic Coligny Calendar: The Origins of Halloween

Ireland’s Gate to Hell: Oweynagat (The Cave of Cats)

The Pendle Witch’s Cottage with a Bricked-in Mummified Cat

Haunted Hadrian’s Wall: Milecastle 42 Roman Fort

(There’s many more tucked away below…)

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Haunters: The Art of the Scare takes viewers behind-the-screams of some of the most popular haunted houses. It will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest later this month before hitting Blu-ray and digital on October 3.

Directed by Jon Schnitzer, the documentary features interviews with producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Insidious), filmmakers Sylvia and Jen Soska (American Mary), actress Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare), Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights creative director John Murdy, and the creators of the most popular and controversial haunts in the world.

Read on to watch the trailer and read the synopsis.

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The Passenger

There was an emptiness in the air that traced my fingertips
Wrote love stories in my mind set in the 1950s
Disguised the Devil as god and we made way with the night in the backseat of your thoughts.
Rolling down the street in our summer clothes
Minds high
Hands low
There was an emptiness in the air that stole away our meaning
Our intentions replaced with callous carelessness
As reckless as a thought at midnight
As meaningless as we craved for it to be
We wanted to create our own kind of life
Our own kind of love to be painted on a wall downtown
Reminiscent of every time people tried to catch something long gone
And we settled into the corner of a coffee shop
Tucked away with a liquor bottle in your purse
Red on our lips and pink in our hair
There’s an emptiness that we all feel that we know nothing to do with
And I’ve embraced mine in parting hellos and hopeful goodbyes

-a.a.