Pictures First, Words Second

2 November, which is coming up too soon, is known as All Souls’ Day,  according to Wikipedia:

“All Souls’ Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the faithful departed, which is observed by Roman Catholics and other Christian denominations annually on 2 November.

Known in Latin as Commemoratio Omnium Fidelium Defunctorum, All Souls’ Day is known

  • in other Germanic languages as Allerseelen (German), Allerzielen (Dutch), Alla själars dag (Swedish), and Alle Sjæles Dag (Danish);
  • in the Romance languages as Dia de Finados or Dia dos Fiéis Defuntos (Portuguese), Commémoration de tous les fidèles Défunts (French), Día de los Fieles Difuntos (Spanish), Commemorazione di tutti i fedeli defunti (Italian), and Ziua morților or Luminația (Romanian);
  • in the Slavic languages as Wspomnienie Wszystkich Wiernych Zmarłych (Polish), Vzpomínka na všechny věrné zesnulé (Czech), Spomen svih vjernih mrtvih (Croatian), and День всех усопших верных or День поминовения всех усопших(Den’ vsekh usopshikh vernykh; Den’ pominoveniya vsekh usopshih) (Russian)
  • and in Welsh as Dygwyl y Meirw (Feast of the Dead).”

You might be wondering why am I showing you these pictures and telling you this?  It was a test for me.  I had recharged the battery in my TG-6 camera and I was checking it out when I made the above pictures.  Over the years I have always realized that my pictures came first and that they then generated an idea for my writing of a blog post.  When I have had no idea as to what I would write next, I usually just took a walk and made some pictures and then looked them over for a day or two until something came to mind.

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