This is so nice! I want to thank everyone who have taken the time to either post comments or send me emails wishing me luck with my blog and for all the encouragement and support I have received. I’d been wanting to do this forever, but I was clueless, but found a wonderful book that is sooooo helpful. It is by Tara Frey and the title is, Blogging for Bliss. If you have any interest in starting your own blog or you would like tips on how to improve your existing blog, this book has a lot of answers. It’s clearly written and easy to understand, even for someone as computer inept as I am, and that’s really saying something!
I’ve received a lot of feedback on the ghostly image I caught in that mirror at Houmas House Plantation, too. For those of you who haven’t seen it, I sent this out yesterday to my mailing list from my website, magickal-musings.com. Some say the ghost looks like a male servant or just a man in general and some say it looks like a soldier. For those of you who are seeing this ghost as a soldier, what factors of his appearance are you focusing on that are causing you to identify him as such? To me, all I see is a head of short-cropped hair, a starched white collar, and what appears to be a black suit. I figured it was the ghost of just some man who had at one time stood in front of that mantle.
For those of you who have viewed this blog and your’e wondering just what the heck we’re talking about and are dying to see this ghostly image, I’ll be posting hopefully sometime this weekend. The picture is directly from my digital camera, but I have just discovered if I post it as-is directly from the camera it will use up a lot of pixels or maybe memory, I don’t know, and it will cause my blog to load slowly for people with slower internet connections. I have to re-size the photo using Microsoft Paint to within 400 by 350 pixels. So, I have to figure out where on my computer Paint is (or even if it came with my computer, may not have), and then I have to figure out how to use that program to resize a photo. Once I have worked out this slight technical glitch I’ll get that picture of the ghost in the mirror up immediately.
Also, Tasha noted in my Cbox sidebar here that she can see a face in the trees behind the angel photo that is currently serving as the banner for my blog. I haven’t been able to find it. Can anyone else see this face?
Special thanks to the following who have commented: Tasha, Gretta, Lisa, GoddessFindings (I think this is you, J, right?), and in email: Anna, Paul, Ryna, Elizabeth B., Nancy T., Annette, and Tina K.
Finally, a great big THANK YOU goes out to Henri in Finland who first suggested I put a blog together. At the time I had no idea what he was talking about. LOL!
I really LOVED New Orleans and I’ll also be posting pictures from that trip, as well as our summer trip to MAUI (yes!) in upcoming posts. Nothing paranormal about the Maui pics, but they sure are beautiful.
Light & Blessings,
Hi Jean!Caracas, eh? Very cool. I hope you like it there.To answer your question, no, I felt nothing except I had a VERY strong urge to take the photo – almost to the point of having a real sense of urgency. It was weird. I am camera-happy, but never to that extent. Now I think it was the ghost attempting to tell me it was there by giving me the urge to quickly take the picture. I'll be posting this in the next couple of days – hopefully, once I get the technical glitches ironed out. When I do I will include a complete discussion of the circumstances under which I took the photo and the information that the current owner, Kevin Kelly, has sent me via email. Thanks for your comment 🙂
Hi from Caracas!I loved your photo of the ghost man at the Plantation – did you have any particular feeling that he was there in that room at the time? I'd be curious to ask the proprietors or management of the house if there have been comments in regard to this phenomenon …I love your new blog – this is a much more fun way to communicate – well done!Sending Happy Holiday Wishes,Jean (Boyd Molly)