Whereas others have decorated their house for the winter holidays – namely, christmas, we’ve kept the arachnid Halloween decorations up in our entryway – Cirith Ungol (Sindarin for Spider’s Cleft, or Pass of the Spider).
All Photos by Yours Truly – Glen Green. Click on images to see larger versions.
In a ravine she lived, and took shape as a spider of monstrous form, weaving her black webs in a cleft of the mountains. There she sucked up all light that she could find, and spun it forth again in dark nets of strangling gloom, until no light more could come to her abode; and she was famished.
– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Of the Darkening of Valinor)
One of the pleasures of adulthood – you can pretty much do whatever makes you happy insider your own home. For me, that means a hallway of giant spiders will continue haunting and hanging all winter long, because, why the hell not?