Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween with a nostalgic twist.

It’s my Sepia Saturday post because I love vintage cards and Halloween. To see more Sepia Saturday pictures, click here.

Sculpture Saturday

Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Saturday Sculpture was hosted by the  Mind over Memory blogger

To join in, what you need to do is:

1. Share a photo of a sculpture

2. Link or ping back here, to Ruined for Life because Mind over Memory’s has had to stop hosting. Between a new graduate program and work, she’s super busy.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

Voting Early

Some tips that will save you frustration – read the directions when voting by mail wherever you vote. It’s that lesson taught again and again in school worth learning.

If you got a mail-in ballot and then decided to vote in person you can. It’s best to bring your ballot back and surrender it. Those who don’t must vote provisionally and the vote won’t be counted till after the deadline for mail-in ballots. It must be determined that that mail in wasn’t used.

Make sure you know where to deposit your ballot. In Chicagoland, if you’re in the city, use a City of Chicago drop boxes. If you’re in the suburbs, use the suburban drop boxes. Thus your ballot is sure to be counted. If you insist on arguing with the election judge to drop a ballot in the wrong drop box, no one can insure that your ballot will get to the right place in time.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge

Patterns in Nature

Snake at a zoo in Melbourne

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share photos of patterns in nature..

What will you share?

To see more wonderful pictures, click here.

Poem of the Week

Theme in Yellow

By Carl Sandburg
I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.
On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o’-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know
I am fooling.