Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween Parting: A Rest for a Weary Traveler

The autumn roads are long and chilly

But look! A gate lies open and waiting, just for you

Welcome! Do come in...
Ahh, yes, the piano music. I hear it to...

The professor always loved to play on his baby grand... and continues to do so today, 100 years after his death.

No need to look so alarmed! Most of the ghosts here are harmless. Can you hear a pitter-patter of little feet upstairs? Perhaps a small giggle catches your ear?

That's just Clara, who haunts the top floor. Would you like to meet her?

I'll take you up the back way, up the servants stairs...

Don't mind the scratches on the wall... They've been there a long time...

Can you hear Clara calling? She's just past the corner up ahead.

Ahh, there she is! Can you see her there in the mirror? She's quite shy, so you should feel honored if she's let you see her.

Just don't go in to the tower in the southern wing. Suicide Tower, as it's known, is home to a most unfriendly ghost.

Poor Mary, her heart would not mend
So she chose a rather dreadful end.

Wait?! You're leaving already?? Oh, dear, I hope we didn't scare you.

Have a Happy Halloween! Do come back soon! We'll be waiting for you, my dears...


  1. I am the first to arrive :-) great pictures

  2. This was GREAT fun! I love your description in the About me! Fantastic!!! Do stop by my party and join Alice and Dead Bob. If you dare! **kisskiss** Deborah

  3. Muwahahahahahaha!

    Poor Mary! Thank you for a hauntingly good party!

    I'm visiting from Beyond to celebrate the spookiest Halloween blog party ever! I hope you are having a fang-tastic time today! You are cordially invited to share in the celebration at my party HERE. I do hope you'll stop by!

    Have a spook-tacular day!

  4. Just scarey enough, eek. Linda
    do drop in

  5. I think I see Clara in the mirror! Happy Halloween, and thanks for the fun story. Take care, Martha

  6. Fun fun story!
    Loved all the photos.
    Happy Haunting!

  7. I enjoyed my visit! <{:O) Fab photo of Clara!
    Be Enchanted!
    Opal Moon Enchantments

  8. Happy Halloween Party to you! :)

  9. Don't mind me if I don't stay! You scared the socks off of me! It's been real frightening, but fun. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

  10. Hi, Great Halloween post! Such a fun story! Happy Halloween to you!

  11. What a fun story...I should have posted about our previous run-ins with ghosts. :-) Perhaps next year. Happy Haunting.

  12. Thank you so much for the invite to your spooky home. I think Clara looks really sweet, I would love to have a little chat with her. Happy halloween!

  13. Hi there!

    Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

    SpOOky Best,
    Chris (-:

  14. This was great fun!
    Happy Halloween! Boooo

  15. It was nice to visit, but I'm not staying there!
    Fun post.
    Happy Halloween Blog Party!

    Stop by for a visit.

  16. I live for hauntings!! ;) I LOVE it and all your photos are fantastic!!!

    Bwuahahahaaaa, thank you for being a delightful part of the festivites!

  17. Simply spooky party. I loved the pictures.

  18. ooooh lovely...but spooky in here! Thank you for your hospitality...swing your broom on over to my place for more treats if you haven't flown in already...

  19. Beautiful post! So much fun partying with you!
    ~ Autumn

  20. Sorry to be late!! The trade winds blew me off course. Thanks for keeping the candles lit for me. Wonderful party and your photos are fantastic!
    Stop by mine

  21. Oooh, spooky! Loved it! If you haven't stopped for a visit, hop on your broom and come to my party!


  22. OH...I could hardly bear to walk up the very spooky! But I am off...alas, I have still more parties to attend...Happy Halloween!!

  23. Wonderful pictures! Happy Halloween;)

  24. It may be Tuesday but I'm still making the party rounds! Great party post!
    Thanks for stopping by my party. See you again soon!