All dressed up and nowhere to gho…st

Happy Halloween!

I have to say The Mister is the best, not only did he photograph me swooping around the garden as I attempted to look sinister, he even indulged me when I said, “Hey! I think I know a way to make me look like I’m flying. Okay, okay, it didn’t exactly work, but we tried!

Come to think of it, I must have been thinking of the scene from Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, but I forgot the wind effects, and maybe the angle of ascent…

Tonight, I will be wearing the opera coat over a T-shirt and jeans and giving out the requisite candy bars.

May your evening be sweet.

And thanks to Gallivanta and Mr. K., for suggesting the costume!




  1. “Like” doesn’t reflect my reaction accurately. “Wow.” “I wish I had her pizazz.” “Love.” These 3 are closer. Dear Vickie Lester is it possible to add 3 new buttons to your blog?

  2. A wonderful image – I immediately thought of Jean Cocteau! But it’s a more joyous Halloween image and one with wit! And who needs a broom when light heartedness can levitate you just as well if not better! Keep ‘em flying and Happy Halloween!

  3. George Kaplan

    “Dorothy GAAALE, DO-RO-THEE GAY-UL! I’ll get you, you and your little dog too!”
    Very spooky, V.L. (I hope “Vickie Lester’s” middle name wasn’t Polly as that would make for a very embarrassing set of initials… 😉 Jinkies!)
    Hallowe’en may have been last week but the Very Long Hallowe’en began just about a year ago… 😦 Important to remember that no matter how long a Hallowe’en or a bitter winter is it always ends. 🙂

    • Hello, George! As you know, I live on the West Coast, by 10 o’clock on November 8th, 2016 (a date that will live in infamy), I knew that we were in for a hellish ride. It was a disturbed night, and the morning after, November 9th, I went out into the city, and even though the weather was mild, the sky a brilliant blue — Los Angeles seemed to be in mourning.
      There was a pall of silence over the streets. Gravity was etched in every face. And, as if we had all experienced an earthquake, strangers would strike up conversations, trying to reassure.
      Twelve months have passed, devastating harm has been done in ways I can’t enumerate in a comment. But, we will all get through this. The elections yesterday will be part of a building wave. The upside of the American character — indivisible, with liberty and justice for all — is reasserting itself.
      Wish us and democracy well, as we wish for goodwill and unity to be restored in the UK.

  4. George Kaplan

    Thank you for your thoughtful response, Lady V. When hate, ignorance, self-righteousness, and continuous support for the wealthy, the corrupt, and the selfish strong gives way to compassion, understanding, and humane behaviour it will be a happy day.

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