The Greenhouse

If you saw the video from Sunday’s Halloween post, these images will look familiar.  This antique greenhouse has been in my family for quite some time, and was the beloved hobby of my grandfather Waldo Case Bigelow.  Last time I was visiting, it was overgrown with an incredible amount of nature as the earth tried to again reclaim the property.  Since then, some landscapers cut back most of the ivy growth so it was safer…although with the missing ceiling glass and inclement weather, it’s probably a pretty dangerous place.  This was one of the last visits I’ll make to the greenhouse before it’s gone…and I enjoyed every minute.

Scarecrows of the Port 2010

Happy Halloween to all!  Today we’re featuring my favorite Scarecrow of the Port situated atop Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe (one of my favorite spots in Portsmouth for a great meal). Each year businesses around the city are invited to get creative and put up a scarecrow in October to get a bit festive once the fall has rolled around.  I thought this one was great…sitting at the light at Middle/Congress Street last month it caught my eye…it took me a while to realize it was probably for Halloween.  I love how the dude is fishing and caught Jumpin’ Jay’s fish sign…while his buddy is getting chomped by a monster fish.

On a more somber note, I thought I’d share with everyone a video I quickly put together recently after learning my Grandmother’s beloved family home in Connecticut would be sold.  I shot this footage earlier this year during June while my family was all gathered in West Hartford.  It’s a bit eerie and appropriately spooky for a Halloween post.  Shot on my Canon 5d Mark II and a few wide angle lenses.  I hope you enjoy.