Saturday, October 22, 2011

Boo! Halloween Party!

It's time for some spooky fun so grab your broom, cat, cup of tea and read on...

Alice wanted to visit Aunt Opal before returning to college so she wrote, and Aunt Opal replied. It was arranged that she would meet Alice at a certain spot and show her the way, but Alice was late. The directions said "Turn left at Cemetery Road", and late in the afternoon she found it...

She turned left, down the dirt road and found Aunt Opal waiting for her. "Your late, my dear, they've locked the gates early this evening, you'll have to park and we'll walk down." Aunt Opal was her father's odd sister, the one who lived in a run-down house with her black and white cat. She stood in the dirt road looking as much a part of the desert as the cactus, a bit dusty and faded.

We'll have to sneak around...

We must hurry - the sun has set and shadows fill the valley.

Yes, Alice, we have to go through the cemetery. Now don't trip!

Come along!

That's only the wind...

We're almost there.

Here it is - the gate...

Hurry through, down a bit and then you'll see the house.

No the house isn't haunted, well, not usually. Come on in, we'll close the door, turn on the light and lock out the night!

Here, have a seat - oh - just move the cat.

Her name is Titania and yes, she looks at everyone like that. She's the black and white cat of Dargaz, the Butterfly Goddess, our protector. Now have a seat and I'll fix us some tea.

What? You heard clanging? The rock falls are haunted...

The headframes moan and shudder on windless nights. Pay no never-mind to chains that rattle and wheels that turn, the long-dead miners toil in caverns deep to dig the phantom ore. You've had a long day, rest and I'll be back with tea.

Wake up, Alice. You had a dream, tell me...

Ah - Dargaz the Butterfly Goddess. From darkness to light.

Dargaz, Butterfly Goddess
Through dark, into light
Lady of the wood and meadow
Protect us on this blackest night

Now off to bed to my dear, and head no nightly noises!

I hope you've enjoyed a bit of spooky magic! Alice enjoyed her stay with Aunt Opal, and butterflies followed her always.

For more fun continue the party at A Fanciful Twist , and Thank You Vanessa Valencia for being our gracious hostess!


Jorgelina said...

Happy halloween party.
I love Halloween is so magical.

AlphaBetsy said...

Your party is magical. I love all of the cemetery imagery. And the video by Beats Antique made my belly dancer soul happy.

Have a beautiful Halloween.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a scary and whimsical party!

Happy Halloween Party Day!

Linda said...

I had a great time at your very spooky party. Lots of magic going on. Your photos were done very well. I had lots of fun. Please visit my party:

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a wonderful party! Thanks so very much! I loved it all - the photos, the video, and that gorgeous butterfly! :)

Please feel free to visit my party:

Enjoy the festivities! :) Theresa

Maggie said...

Not sure if I would have stayed on such a creepy path! Glad Alice made it safely and enjoyed her stay.

Jo said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Happy Halloween to you & yours! Hope you'll drop by,

Grayce said...

Lovely story and great pictures! Thanks for letting me stay awhile! If you are not to busy, please jump on your broomstick and come visit me.

Carrie said...

WoW.... i am spellbound! Your post is amazing..

Happy Halloween said...


You took me to my most favorite place on earth!! Or one of the very few at least! Jerome!

And you live in Jerome?? I am fainting now!

That was the spookiest best trip ever. Loooved your photos!! Can't wait to show Mister Lovee!!

Ooo, that was fab!!

Thank you!!

♥ Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Cameron said...

Alice sure knows how to dream!
What a wonderfully spooky visit down Cemetary Road....the desert at night is so still and eerie...a perfect setting for your tale of Alice and Aunt Opal!

Thanks so much for having me!

whymsicalmusings said...

What a magical journey I so enjoyed it. Have a happy all hallows eve.

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What a very fun and creative party this was! I loved the trippy video!

Please come visit me at The Tearoom:


rachelsmith133 said...

I loved your spooky cemetary photos and your equally spooky tale. The bit about the miners at the end gave me shivers.

Wonderful! :-)

Jennifer said...

Oh I loved your party so much! It was fantastic! The spooky journey with the cemetery was WONDERFUL! Thanks so much for having this!

Happy halloween!

Laume said...

Your party post was extra extra special. I loved the walk through the cemetery. I haven't done any cemetery visiting in a long while, perhaps I should put it on the agenda soon. And the pic of the comfy old chair and annoyed looking cat. My cats are good at that look as well - LOL. And I really loved the Beats Antique video! I've had the pleasure of hearing them in person on numerous occasions as well as Zoe Jakes, the dancer in the video - she's my favorite belly dancer, simply transfixes me when she performs! I had never seen this video before though - wow. Must share it on my FB!

Sylvia said...

Oh Wow...what great fun...loved the weird video and the music. The butterfly is pretty cool too!

Happy Halloween,

LYNDY WARD said...


Loved the Spooky graveyard PICs & pretty butterfly.

Please fly by my party when you can...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy >^..^<

Princess Diana's Wedding Ring Giveaway & Haunted Halloween Party:

P.S. This ring can be used as a Magickal Dowser...

Mad Madam Mel said...

a fab spooky alice story :)
Sorry it is taking me so long to get round all the parties,
why not hop over for another spooky alice tale at my place :
the more the merrier :)

Lisa said...

oh, what a hauntingly beautiful party!! i love the butterfly Goddess!!
thanks for having me
Happy Halloween

Wendy said...

Thank you Alice and Aunt Opal for letting me join in your journey down that dusty road, past those spooky graves and up to the "maybe haunted house". Sooooo Scary Wonderful.
Please stop by My Mad Halloween Tea Party for a cup or two of Tea....We would love to have you..
Spells and Wishes
Wendy from Wonderland

Lisa said...

This is one of my favorite parties! Your photos catch the mood in such a hauntingly lovely way. Great job! Hope you can stop by my enchanted oven for party sweets.

Jo said...

Sincerest apologies for my delay in thanking you kindly for dropping by my Halloween Party post! The skeletons have had dreadful tummy aches & that darn broom flew off on its own again :o)

Alisa Noble said...

Spooky, indeed! I love your cemetery shots.

Happy Halloween

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

I loved your beautiful and spooky Halloween party! I had never seen the video before, but I really love it!! Such fun! Thank you so much for visiting me and inviting me to your party! I'm just now catching up with all of my visitors to The Tearoom from last weekend.

Wishing you a wonderfully spooky Halloween!


The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Please forgive me for not thanking you for your thoughts for my mother.