1. Have a look at this wonderful photography series I just stumbled upon. These suitcases were found in the attic of an abandoned insane asylum in upstate New York; the contents are now being recorded in this stunning series of pictures. It's fascinating to see what got left behind, and the context makes it especially sad and a little spooky. You may read more about the project here.
2. This weekend it snowed (!!!) and we were plunged into the throes of midwinter :/ I am hoping the sun melts it all away sharpish, as it's much too early!! Look at this surreal picture of my yard:
Well, I hope you had a splendid hallowe'en!
(I didn't really celebrate it this year, as the combination of a blizzard-induced power outage and impending midterm exams left me little time for fun, haha)