Friday, January 22, 2010

skywatch friday: strange sky


my daughter used to hold her breath when she passed a cemetery,
fearful she would breathe in a wandering spirit

do you have any superstitions?

25 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

Nice shot for Halloween... Superstitions? Not really no, only when I pass under a ladder on friday the 13th, with a black cat nearby. I just get myself a garlic garland in those cases. You never know.

Kate said...

A rather stark scene today! Make a wish when you go thru tunnels is a favorite superstition of my children when much younger. Perhaps it's a form of prayer to get through safely??

Leif Hagen said...

Superstitions, not so much! I love the cemetery photo though!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My superstition was that I wore the same pair of brown corduroy bell bottom pants for every exam in college and graduate school. (Yes this was the early 70's). After I got good grades, I figured why break the streak.

Amin said...

I have not. It is not right to believe to them.

Sharon said...

At first I thought, no I don't have any supersitions. But, then I forgot about that silly thing about eating black-eyed peas on New Years day. I know it's silly, but I still do it.

Lois said...

I won't walk on anyone's grave in a cemetery. I also eat black eyed peas on New Year's Day. That is a great picture!

Fio said...

No... I have not :-D
Interesting photo. Like a horror film decoration :|

Birdman said...

I like your composition on this one.

Amin said...

Interesting photo....

Saretta said...

Awesome light! No superstitions here...got two black cats actually!

Irina said...

I like color and composition. Very interesting photo. Superstition - black cats make me feel uncomfortable and follow attentively where they go...

Malyss said...

I like this picture, it has a real mood, a strange atmosphere..
Superstitions? In France when we really want or hope something we "touch some wood"..I often do it!
^_^

cieldequimper said...

No!
But I do love old tombstones.

Sharon Creech said...

I, too, hold my breath when I pass a cemetery, for the same reasons as your daughter. One of my brothers does the same, only he adds patting the top of his head to holding-his-breath.

Sunny said...

If I am riding in a car and I pass a cemetery, I lift my feet off the floor.
Sunny :)

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Striking photo. Almost threatening. I was very afraid of zombies when I was young and felt very uncomfortable near cemeteries.

Clueless in Boston said...

Whenever I pass a cemetery I always ask the person with me, how many dead people do you think are in the cemetery?

Jacob said...

Stark, Brattcat. Not scary, just cold and lonely.

Nope, no superstitions. I'se a man of science!

Are you having fun yet?

Amin said...

I believer ,that is why I not believe to superstitions.

Jilly said...

Starkly beautiful. I find cemeteries fascinating so I love this. No superstitions as I was born on Friday the 13th. I grew up with a very superstitious mother and had to watch so many things. Now i never do!

Amin said...

The superstitions are empty

slim said...

I love the mood here and you've cropped it beautifully. So many stories are archived here.

Hilda said...

Filipinos have sooo many superstitions, it's crazy. I'm glad my parents were both scientists and didn't tolerate that nonsense. That said, I still won't go home straight from a funeral because the spirits might come home with us. So we always stop at a café or shop first. :D

Beautiful photo.

MCCasey said...

Don't walk under a ladder, mostly because you don't want a paint can to fall on your head.