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How To Visit A Graveyard

I have at long last found an amazing local graveyard, and as I walked around it, I wanted to write some encouragement for you to go graveyard hunting!

It’s one of my fave hobbies. Its not only a great way to feel ghosty, but also to connect with your local area, learn some history, get out doors, and be immanent. I especially want to encourage my copingkin followers, or ghosts with mental health troubles, to go visit your local graveyard. They are such peaceful places, and a great excuse to go for a walk.

1. Respect the living
The dead don’t care, as far as I can tell. Graveyards are for the living, and the living get pissed. Dress down - leave the black lace parasol at home. No pagan stuff or rituals unless what you are doing is indistinguishable from “a nice walk”. No make-outs. If you see another person - or as often happens, a funeral - simply make yourself scarce. Finally, if you are taking photos, avoid any graves from the 1940s or later - as they may have living relatives.

2. Good things to bring: good shoes, graveyards can be uneven to walk on. A camera. I like to bring plastic bags and gardening gloves. Appropriate weather gear. Some tissues - many yards will have toilets, but they aren’t always kept regularly.

3. Take care of your graveyard, and it will take care of you. I like to litter-pick as I go, as a way of saying thank you; I often stand planters back upright or clear away stones and debris obscuring a name (never do this at Jewish cemetaries, as leaving a rock each time you visit is a custom - it’s normal to see small piles of stones on their flat stones)

4. Photos look best with high contrast between light and shade. Overcast days and midday sun are only really good if you want a personal record of a cool stone you’ve found. For the dramatic, I-can’t-believe-how-easy-this-is photography, the long magic hours as the sun comes up and down gift you gold light, intense contrasts and deep black shadows. Even if you plan to make finished stills B&W, they will look better taken on a sun&shade day.

5. Cool things to look out for:
* People from different eras.
* People from different cultures, representing waves of immigration to your area.
* terrible poems
* symbols on gravestones, such as the anchor or Mason’s compass
* people who died in unusual ways, including War graves
* new features such as crematoria, ash gardens, children’s areas, chapels of memory, crypts etc
* nature - trees, birds, etc. Yew trees are traditional.

Every graveyard I go to now, I spot something new. Last week, I found a graveyard with a sign up about their “grave reclaimation” program, the rules they follow to reuse old graves for new people. You can see as you walk around graves with “chosen for reclamation” signs on them; if no family member challenges them in over a year, the graves will be taken down.

There is always something new to discover.


Pothos ‘marble queen’ - when a pothos becomes floppy, it is crying out “I’m VERY thirsty!” and should be watered immediately. As you become more familiar with the plant, you can get to watering before getting yelled at. The time between watering is mostly dependent on the amount of light the plant receives. There’s so much more to light than just “the sun”. I could write a whole chapter just on indirect light - actually, I will! FAQ: planter/stand comes from @ivymuse_melb - thank you!
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FRIDAY FRENZY | etsyfindoftheday 3 | 2.26.16

succulent planters by luzdelbosque // small branch | textured box

these minimal wooden succulent planters hold one or two teeny plants at most, making them the perfect vessel to group and gather. place ‘em on your tablescape, your bedside stand, anywhere.

Add Color With A Flower Trellis

Let nature create a privacy screen. Adding a trellis to planter boxes gives flowering plants a chance to climb and add color to a space.

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Step 1: Construction Preparation

Tape three ½-in x ¾-in moulding strips together side by side with the ends flush. Mark them 78 inches from one end and cut to length. From the remaining moulding, cut seven (or eight for extra reinforcement) pieces 23-¾-in long.

Refer to the ‘Planter Trellis Project Diagram’ to mark the locations of the cross pieces on the three taped strips. (The bottom cross piece will be installed to fit to the planter box, so leave those marks off for now.) Place a small X beside the lines where the pieces will overlap. Then mark each horizontal cross piece 2-¼ inches from both ends.

Step 2: Initial Construction

On a flat work surface, use a carpenter’s square and tape measure to arrange the three vertical pieces 8-½ inches apart with the ends flush. Tape them in position on the work surface. Use your pencil marks to position the first horizontal piece at the top of the trellis. Glue the three areas where the horizontal and vertical pieces touch and nail them with ¾-inch wire brads. Repeat for the next five horizontal pieces below that.

Step 3: Final Construction

Cut a 1 x 4 board 23-¾ inches long and mark one face 2-¼ inches from each end. Glue and nail this mounting board to the bottom end of the trellis. Let the glue dry for at least two hours.

Step 4: Preparing Planter Box

Stand the trellis on end and rest the 1 x 4 piece against the bottom trim on the back of the planter box. Mark the trellis uprights where they meet the top edge of the planter box. Remove the trellis and nail the final horizontal piece to the uprights at the marks. If you cut eight pieces of ½ x ¾ trim initially, glue and nail the last remaining one to the uprights about 1-½ inches above the wide horizontal piece as an optional reinforcement.

Step 5: Painting and Affixing

Apply two coats of paint to the trellis and planter box. Clamp the trellis in place on the planter box while you drill four 7/64-in pilot holes. Then use #8 x 1-in wood screws to fasten the trellis to the planter box.

Step 6: Final Touches

Position the planter box and trellis where you want it on your porch or patio. If possible, drill and drive screws near the top end of the trellis to hold it in position against a porch rail or structural part to keep it from wobbling. Fill the box with potting soil and plant the flowering climbers or creepers you prefer.

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All right, a huge number of the pictures are corrupt, which is a BUMMER. But from what I can see of them, the corrupt ones are nothing that I don’t see on Tumblr 25 times a day. 

I’m too dumb to figure out how to add captions in a “photo” post, so rather than go completely context-free I’m text-posting it. I hope they don’t all randomly disappear like the other day.

Here’s one I don’t remember seeing around, from the MP of M:

and another one – I can’t recall if I’ve seen this recently; it might just be the graininess:

a nice ‘96 Emmys one that I also have no idea if I’ve seen lately or not:

one of these:

I have no clue what this is, but it must be a blooper:

a little ‘97 Globes red carpet:

I know I’ve seen this around, but why not – behind the scenes on Field Trip:

companion to that one of Gillian sleeping from these; did someone say once that she was being hypnotized?

vintage David-getting-coffee:


I don’t recognize this:

Not sure that this isn’t ‘shopped because I don’t recognize the shoot, but it might be that EW one where they’re hugging and she sits on his shoulders at one point:

I just always loved this picture for some reason? and I think I used it to make the Mulder Sims head since it’s very straight-on and nonsmiling:

can’t remember if I’ve seen this here or not but probably:

mp of m seriousness:

now she’s standing on the planter or something?

wtf again


rock n’ jock

jaysus this is so awkward hooray for these triangles

nine thousand pictures later, this is the TVG one I was thinking of:

and another one I don’t see too much:

you don’t have to choke her, David:

bonus picture: HAMCAT

aaaaaaaand that’s about it. One of these days I’ll look through the audio/video files. But since it’s one in the morning it would probably behoove my ass to go to bed.