If you go down in the woods today……

Spooky Collections

I was visiting the Botanic Gardens today, when I found this spooky collection of botanicals. From a distance I thought the jars held preserved creatures. The collection covered several walls, this is just a small sample, and it set the slightly creepy tone for the rest of my visit, as the sun began to fade. Round the corner was this sign, and I just couldn’t resist…

Okay…I know it’s meant for kids, but I had so much fun, trailing around through the tumbling leaves as the light faded. There was a great atmosphere, no one else around as they had all headed home, and it took me back to feeling about  10 years old again….which is good for anyone. In fact I had so much fun I thought I would share my adventure…


Beech arch leading to Fairy Wood

Fairy Wood Sign!

Fairy Door

What’s that?


And we’re only half way round….it’s getting darker and a cold wind has picked up. Where has everyone gone?

second spooky beech arch


Through the Twisted forest

Getting really dark now…

The final pumpkin….

We never did find the rest, but we stumbled on through the increasingly creepy trees in the gloomy twilight, until we reached the haunted house….

The leaning trees…

Haunted house…

Would you dare to enter? Hope you enjoyed our Halloween trail in the haunted woods. Sweet dreams 🙂

To see more Spookiness visit this spooky photo challenge at Wheres my backpack


About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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8 Responses to If you go down in the woods today……

  1. Carl Milner says:

    They are gorgeous shots, the colours are amazing as well 🙂

  2. Love the pictures. Happy Halloween!

  3. Oh what lovely pumpkins!!

  4. Northern Narratives says:

    Oh, that looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for posting 🙂

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