COME TO THE HAUNTED WOODS
The message was delivered by Oliver.
I read the mysterious note. Then poof!
It disappeared in a puff of glittery smoke.
In it's place I found this.
It was time. Fall is in the air.
Time for a little trip.
I'll need these of course then off I go.
I made my way out of my city's dry stifling heat.
Soon I caught the heady scent of pine and pumpkin spice.
An eerie tune whispered in the distance.
In a patch of fading sunlight just beyond the lonely carousel I found the entrance to Le Mysterieux Carnival.
You're invited to join me today.
Grab a few more silver tickets for all the carnival goodies..
Meet Madame Veruca du Bois the Carnival Queen.
She once loved the Elephant Man. But he broke her heart when he ran into the Haunted Woods one night and never returned.
I caught a glimpse of the side show and made a note to return at midnight.
Beware. Things here have a habit of changing at the drop of a hat.
It might be time to check out the Death Defying broom rides!
I could use a brand new broom. Perhaps I can keep the black one.
The spinning cauldron ride was a bit much for these guys.
And it looks like he might have lost a few limbs.
I think he's telling us to get something to eat.
I spy sweets and treats at Witch Zelda's booth.
Candy Pumpkin Apples
Freshly baked Meringue Ghost Kisses
Venomous Pixie Ears! I'll take a box home with me.
Do you get the feeling that someone might be watching us?
There is something odd about the side show. Things seem to look different.
I'll just have to wait until midnight to see what's going on.
How about a Guessing Game at the Game Booth?
Click on Winnifred's cauldron to take a guess.
Don't forget to come back for the rest of the carnival!
On to visit Professor Mysterieux's Tonics and Elixirs.
It's a carnival favorite and the oldest one in the Haunted Woods.
I think I know who sent me the silver ticket!
Let's visit the fortune teller.
Madame Luna is tending to a situation of the cat mint variety. Her bewitching assistant Lucinda is here to read the cards for us.
There is mystery and adventure in our future. And paint.
Can you see it too?
Marfi the carnival gypsy is waiting for you at Incipient Wings.
Make sure to visit her there.
It's midnight and the side show is about to open!
Say hello to Zahra and Zariya. Two beauties who share the same body. Courtesans from the palace of the last royal Tzarina.
Sweet Penny Prudence the pumpkin girl who ran away from a corn field in a hot air balloon and landed here at this very carnival.
Now listen to the tale of Sirena McKenna.
A potion maker living near the waters of Loch Ness.
One moonless winter night, while brewing a potion to catch a falling star Sirena fell from her balcony and tumbled into the bottomless lake.
When she awoke she found she had grown a fish's tail.
A traveling carnival brought her to the Haunted Woods. She might sing a sorrowful song for you or make you a potion to enchant the one you desire.
That's the end of our show for now.
It's time to say good night to Professor Mysterieux and the rest of the carnival. Let's grab one more candy pumpkin apple before we head out of the Haunted Woods.
One last look back as the sun begins it's daily trek across the sky.
My feet are tired and my trunk is filled with goodies to share.
A huge thank you to Marfi, my amazing co-hostess and gifter of this artwork of a fabulous witchy me :)
There's more to see at Incipient Wings so make sure to head over there.
I hope you enjoyed your visit. I'm putting my socks back on and I'll be on my way over to see you.
Thank you to everyone that came out to play. I have a giveaway for the winner of my drawing in one week. Leave a comment and let me know you came by. These are the goodies.
A bottle of Professor Mysterieux's Carnival Elixir
A box of Venomous Pixie Ears (Brach's Candy Corn)
One Candy Pumpkin Apple souvenir
A set of 4 Halloween notecards featuring my new painting "Broom Ride"
Note: This original painting is currently on auction at the Spooktacular Auction for Supporting Northwest Indiana Animal Rescues/Shelters. Proceeds benefit homeless dogs and cats. The auction ends on October 15. Click HERE to watch or bid. (Log in to your Facebook account)
Happy Autumn and thank you again.
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