Monday, October 29, 2007

Head For The Bridge With All Your Might

The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback without a head.
It is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the revolutionary war; and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind.
His haunts are not confined to the valley, but extend at times to the adjacent roads, and especially to the vicinity of a church at no great distance.
Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper, having been buried in the church-yard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head; and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the church-yard before daybreak.
~ Washington Irving

Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Scarecrow 2004 -2007

The scarecrow over the years starting with the top image taken around Halloween 2004. There was a earlier 2003 version but I do not have a picture of it.

It was crude but it was my first prop that started the whole Sleepy Hollow theme of my yard.