Skywatch Friday – Halloween Tree Troll Edition

Wolf Moon NIK

The Full Wolf Moon came up over a week ago. I love the full moons and all the different names for them.

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We have had several storm fronts move through. Not too bad though and if the wind isn’t too bad I launch the drone and here is a sunset from about a week ago or so.

Here is another more recent drone shot looking southeast from our house. A massive system came through complete with tornadoes and all that but missed us and didn’t do too much damage anywhere else. I could only take the drone up high enough to clear the roof lines because the wind was so gusty.

I’m a sucker for a meandering trail. Here is one at Washington Irving Park in Bixby just south of Tulsa.

And I like to find the quiet shots during busy events. At Oktoberfest last week I moved away from the crowd and got this skyshot. You wouldn’t know anybody is around.


And I said this is a Halloween post. Here is my bride Heather and son, Logan, at a pumpkin patch some years ago. He’s a college man and will be graduating this fall (we hope) and is even taller now. With him gone we don’t do much for Halloween any longer. We’ll turn out lots off and not pass out candy. Talk about a couple of old grouches, uh. Sorry, that is the way it is.

I also promised a Tree Troll, didn’t I. I found a dead one on a recent hike on Turkey Mountain.


It’s very gruesome, with his eyes bulging out and mouth gaped open laying sideways on the ground. Poor mountain tree troll 🙁

That’s is about it for today. I’m linking with Skywatch Friday, come join in the fun.

22 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Halloween Tree Troll Edition

  1. Amy Franks

    you got a good moon shot. My canon was stolen with my car a few months so ago until I buy a new one I’m using an older fuji film camera, just not the same.

  2. Vicki

    I love the moon (wow!), and all the other photos!

    When I was kid my mom passed out candy to around 300 trick or treaters every year. After I got married I lived in the country for about 25 years and had none. Now I live in town and only have 5 or so.

  3. Emille (Jesh)

    With the tree troll, you have great imagination skills, Allan! What could be better than a feast day with giving presents (wait till you become a grand parent, then you know what I mean:)) Halloween I don’t celebrate because of it connection to witch craft. I stay as far as possible from putting curses on people.
    Pumpkins are okay, I use them in my curry dishes. Have a great pumpkin weekend:)

  4. tomthebackroadstraveller

    …have a spooktacular Halloween. I’m going to take off my false face and scare the hell out of everyone.

  5. Ellen M Polyard

    Your moon shots are always the best! We don’t anything for Halloween around here either. For 17 years I bought candy and waited for someone to show up at the door, but no one ever did. I guess that’s the way it is in the country. I’ve been hearing about the big pumpkin shortage this year, but there are tons of pumpkins everywhere I go. I think the media likes to stir us up over something that doesn’t really exist.

  6. mvmaithai

    Beautiful sky shots. I’d love to get a drone one of these days! Halloween is such a fun holiday that many countries have adopted it.
    Happy Halloween!

  7. Nancy Chan

    Beautiful wolf moon shot. Great photos taken with your drone. There is no fun when the kid is not around. The tree troll has fallen. Happy Halloween holiday.

  8. Alana

    Wonderful moon shot and the drone shot with the clouds hugging the horizon. And the tree troll! We used to get a lot of trick or treaters (we live “in town”). Last year, there was no way. This year we bought some candy but the more I think about it, I might pass again this year. It will probably be a last minute decision.

  9. JM Illinois U.S.A.

    Greetings and Salutations! I adore your drone images. The second photo is my favorite. I like to go down paths like you posted. One time I drove down a gravel road and wound up at someone’s farm house. Of course, the couple was sitting on the front porch. I can not seem to do anything wrong without being caught. Turned and left as quick as I showed up. I was taking my mother-in-law out for a ride in the country because she was elderly, bored and pouting. At least, that event made her giggle and smile. LOL! I am just putting up the scarecrows in the bay window for the trick or treaters that may or may not come for candy. Last minute decision.

  10. Esha

    Very interesting collection of photos, this week, but I have to say the moon shots and the sky pics were my favourite ones.

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