My difficulty this week is that I imagine the theme is directed towards Halloween, and Halloween really doesn't feature very largely in this part of the world. I have seen no decorations anywhere. So I've turned to some old pictures and found two that should have given me scary thoughts, but didn't, and one that shouldn't have, but did.
In May this year I looked out of the bedroom window early in the morning to find the river had flooded. My first thought was not of fear but that I must take a photo. When I later went to have a closer look, the power of that volume of water flooding down the river became apparent, and then it did become scary.
This is an old photo, scanned in, of the Copper Canyon in Mexico. It's difficult to estimate the scale of the picture until you look at the trees to the left, and that gives some indication of the drop from the overhanging rock, known as Balancing Rock. Again, I took a purely academic interest in it until someone suggested I go and stand on the rock. Then it was scary. Apparently it wobbles....
And this one was purely a figment of my imagination. I was in the Gorges du Tarn in France, and watching the surface of the river because there were sudden gurgles and swirls of current in the water. I looked up and saw the far bank - and a face with the water currents coming from its mouth. That sent shivers down my spine and I beat a very hasty retreat.
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