Photo Challenges


I’m old. And tired. My day begins at 4 am, when I grind wheat for pancakes. No, that’s not a euphemism for anything. I work long hours for little glory and have 15 million children to take care of even though they’re technically old enough to take care of their damn selves. So, yeah, I’m old. And tired. And I don’t go out at night.

Which is a problem because I’m participating in a photo challenge and theΒ  photo challenge theme is “Night”. And taking pictures at night would mean staying up past 8 pm. So instead, while out on my power walk this evening,Β  I took some pictures of places I wouldn’t want to visit at night.

deserted lot

Above is an abandoned lot right beside some train tracks. It always strikes me as the kind of place where “a passing motorist found the body”.

alien trees

Trees never used to bother me until my friend Linda explained that trees are where aliens hide. Or maybe they are the aliens. I’m not sure and I’m not taking any chances. Because this wooded copse looks like the kind of place where “a passing motorist saw a flash of light and awoke four hours later with no memory of the what transpired during those lost hours and with a decidedly probed sensation.”


I won’t go into this tunnel in broad daylight. Unless CheesyMike makes me, that is. Because this tunnel smells like a place where “passing motorists dump the rotting, decomposing, reeking alien bodies that they found.”

haunted house

I’ve taken pictures of this house a couple of times before. I hope you all appreciate that I put my life in danger. Repeatedly. Because this is the kind of place where “passing motorists and aliens disappear and no bodies are ever found. Ever.”

There were supposed to be five pictures in this challenge, but the sun was starting to set and I had to go to bed. Go check out the other participants in this challenge by visiting my friend P.J.’s blog!

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  • Wowsers Nicky, the tunnel is rather menacing. Avoid at all times of day; the aliens are non-corporeal, and are in the walls. Tho corporeal come probing time, obviously. Indigo

  • Boy you’ve covered off all the angles with that explanation, Nicky. Especially the last two pictures…which are on an angle.

  • Tami Von Zalez

    There is probing involved?

  • QMM

    Well I am not sure you are really old and don’t go out at night but maybe a teaser. I am old and don’t go out at night, much. Occasionally but always with someone. I would not go any where you shot either. Do like the shot of the tunnel. Over from P.J.s

  • GeoKs

    Awesome! Thanks for staying up past your bedtime and taking the time to write such a compelling explanation to go along with your pictures. So glad to view only from a distance.

  • Mike Davis

    I love your take on the theme. Very creative!

  • I can totally see that those places are where β€œpassing motorists and aliens disappear and no bodies are ever found. Ever.”

    That house is that plus some…that needs to be put into a horror movie.

  • Mmmm…. rotting, decomposing, reeking alien bodies.

    And I should have known in Canada four equals five! πŸ™‚

  • Now I know who you really are: Mother Goose! The poor old woman who had so many children she didn’t know what to do so they all lived together in a little crooked house. (My one dream was to the dead body (DB for those of us who are in the know) on an episode of Law and Order. Then the writing went to crap and no one really cared about the show or the DB anymore. ::sigh::)

  • I do stay up late (or early, depending on how you view 3am), but I also don’t usually go out at night. I am definitely old πŸ˜‰

    You would not get me in that tunnel either. They scare me.

  • Well, maybe I’m not *that* old and maybe I do sometimes go out at night. Maybe. πŸ™‚

  • Indigo, there are things in that tunnel, I tell you. Creepy things. Things that even squiddrels fear.

  • It’s hard to take a straight picture when running past scary places, Dufus.

  • So I’ve heard, Tami. And read about on the Internet. So you know it’s true.

  • Thank you, Mike! It’s amazing how creative one gets when one waits to the last possible moment. πŸ™‚

  • Seriously! From the first moment I ran past it, I thought that house was straight out of a VC Andrews book – Flowers In The Attic. And it’s very creepy how there is NEVER anyone around. We never see anyone cutting the grass or watering flowers or anything.

  • Actually, in Canada four equals four and five equals five. It’s the aliens who can’t count. πŸ™‚

  • Yup, I’m the poor old woman who had so many children… except I do know what to do. Which is why I’m also the poor old woman who had so many children and so many empty bottles lying around πŸ™‚

  • Don’t tell anyone, Babs, but I don’t really go to bed at 8 pm. It’s more like 8:30 πŸ˜‰

    Yeah, that tunnel is the worst. And would it surprise you to know that the street on the other side of that tunnel leads to the creepy house? I didn’t think so!

  • I know, right? I don’t think enough people realize that I’m performing a public service here! πŸ™‚

  • Even more reason to never go into that tunnel!

  • hahahaha! I love your take on the challenge. Very creative. That house would make a great photo prompt.

  • Is that the creepy tunnel from that Monty Python thing you and CheesyMike did when he kept filming your gorgeous behind while you were walking around, trying to find your way back home and Mike kept asking you silly questions and spitting in your smoothie? Because I kinda like that tunnel. It seems like a very good place to hide a body. I need good places like that.

  • That is the coolest old, scary house ever! Isn’t it about time for you to run away to the West coast again, my friend? Come down my way this time. Nothing but peace and quiet.

  • “I won’t go into this tunnel in broad daylight. Because this tunnel smells like a place where β€œpassing
    motorists dump the rotting, decomposing, reeking alien bodies that they

    I am in complete agreement with you!

  • Thanks, Lauren! Desperation does have a tendency to breed creativity πŸ™‚

  • That is indeed the very same tunnel. See, if you moved here, you would have places like that to hide bodies. Plus, you could be the one to film my behind. So, when should I expect you? πŸ™‚

  • It really is a pretty cool scary house. I just wish it were a little further away from mine. I’ve been trying to convince Jepeto that we – or at least I – should visit Cali this summer but I don’t think it’s in the cards. We have to renovate our kitchen so I think our vacation is going to involve flooring, tiles and counter tops.

  • It really does have the nastiest odour and it seems to get worse every year!

  • πŸ™‚

  • Paul Myers

    Love your sense of humor with these shots. The red tunnel does have an aura of creepiness surrounding it.


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