It's almost autumn -- and autumn is Halloween Country. Which makes it my time of year.
So it's appropriate that I spent part of Saturday at the grand opening of a new entrance to Laurel Hill Cemetery, here in Philadelphia.
Many of the leaves and all the graves of my photostream book October Leaves were photographed there.
The new entrance to the cemetery opens onto Kelly Drive (the old West River Drive) so that now it can now be accessed from the Schuylkill, thus providing a link not only to the river but to the cemetery's past.
In addition to speeches, etc., there was a performance by Invisible River, which began with dancers in black mourning clothes arriving by paddle board (rather amateurish pix of them above left and below), and aerialists dancing high in the trees. Which, frankly, I found wonderful.
When the ritual blessing of the new entryway was over, everybody flowed up the new steps and into the cemetery. Summer was almost over and Halloween Season about to begin.
You can view October Leaves here. Or even buy it as a Dragonstairs Press Blurb book here.
And don't forget . . .
Tonight is my final reading and signing for Chasing the Phoenix. I'm hoping for a good turnout, because it's always depressing when that doesn't happen. So invite your friends and family. It's free!