October 2011

The Bride of Frankenstein Loves Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee

photo of the Bride of Frankenstein clutching a bottle of Iron Horse Vineyards Wedding Cuvee like her freak-show Halloween life depends on it.

Whether you’re having a bad hair day, the little ones are absolute horrors or the husband is acting like a total freakshow monster, pop a bottle of Wedding Cuvée and you won’t feel like your life is Halloween. image courtesy of Iron Horse Vineyards.

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The Tell-Tale Heart :: Edgar Allan Poe

The Sacred Heart of the Tell Tale Heart. The Sacred Heart of Jesus in red and yellow wrapped in barbed wire to illustrate the perennial Halloween favorite, Edgar Allan Poe's Tell Tale Heart, the tale of an insane man killing his landlord and confessing due to his victims beating heart echoing in his head from the floorboard below

True! — nervous — very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses — not destroyed — not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I […]

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Autumn – Southern California Style

Pumpkins & Palm Trees. A photograph of azure blue sky and leafy green palm trees in the background with bright orange pumpkins in the foreground on dark brown rich earth. Taken at the pumpkin patch at the Self-Realization Center, Encinitas, California. Copyright EatonAlive.

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” — John Donne Pumpkin patch at the Self-Realization Center, Encinitas, California. photo credit EatonAlive ©2009

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Skeleton Dance

Video black and white animation from Walt Disney from 1929 - The Silly Symphony The Skeleton Dance a great Halloween classic with skeleton's camping it up and dancing in a graveyard. Spooky vintage fun.

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” —  George Bernard Shaw via YouTube Copyright Walt Disney ©1929

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The Crusher Rosé of Pinot Noir 2010

bottleshot of the the crusher rose of pinot noir, a clear bottle with clear raspberry juice

  “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” — James M. Barrie As the days grow shorter, the leaves change color, the temperature drops and the wind whips around you, you might be dreaming of summer holidays by the beach. Open a bottle of rosé and the memories come flooding […]

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Helen of Troy :: Evelyn De Morgan

painting Helen of Troy by Evelyn De Morgan (1898) oil on canvas in the permanet collection of the De Morgan Centre, London, England  the image is of Helen of Troy with pre-Raefealite auburn hair with a scarlet rose tunic dress looking at herself in a hand mirror with peach roses and doves

painting Helen of Troy by Evelyn De Morgan (1898) oil on canvas in the permanet collection of the De Morgan Centre, London, England

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Here’s to the Crazy Ones…

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow […]

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Adele Bloch-Bauer I :: Gustav Klimt

Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustave Klimt painted in 1907 in gold leaf and oil. In the collection at Neue Gallery, New York

  Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt  (1907) In the permanent collection at Neue Galerie New York.

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Medea :: Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys

oil paint of Medea by Anthony Fredrick Augustus Sandys a raven-hared women with a startled and angry expression upon learning of her betrayal by jason

painting Medea by Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys  1866-68 oil on canvas in the permanent collection of Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham Alabama USA

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Wine Guerrilla Sonoma County Zinfandel 2009

label for Wine Guerrilla Sonoma Zinfandel withPaul Klee inspired three nude blond women with sunflowers created by the artist Sean Colgin.

“Women are natural guerrillas. Scheming, we nestle into the enemy’s bed, avoiding open warfare, watching the options, playing the odds.” — Sally Kempton One taste and you’ll be scheming on how to get more of Wine Guerrilla Sonoma County Zinafandel 2009. Fruit forward with blackberry jam, black cherry and raspberries with notes of pepper, vanilla […]

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