There's a full moon rising over the bayou tonight
Come gather under her spell
Witches, gypsies and restless spirits
and meet me in New Orleans for a night or two
Tales of witchcraft and voodoo
fill the air
They say the Queen herself roams these streets
Portrait by Frank Schneider, based on a painting by George Catlin
You might encounter her right in the Vieux Carre
You never know what you'll find among the magnolias and Spanish moss
Friend or Foe
Sinner or Saint
What lies beyond the garden gate?
Leave your broom here, dear witches, if you dare
Don't be afraid
An offering might please the lady of the house
But tread lightly
For here lie ghosts from a bygone day
Was it voodoo or witchcraft that brought about her end?
Was she haunted by her deeds?
Or betrayed by a friend?
Many say she passed peacefully at a ripe old age
Still others claim to see her ghostly figure strolling through the city
What about you?
Digital art by Schonee
Have you seen Marie?
It's time to take our leave, there is much more to do and see
Join me first for a sweet treat
then leave a comment with your link before you go
A gris gris bag filled with a surprise or two awaits a winner.
Hope you enjoyed your visit here.
Before you go check out one of my favorite Nola singers
If you're a fan of this season's American Horror Story which is set in New Orleans, here's a great video they posted that looks at why Nola is such a unique and amazing place.
Bourbon French Parfums, a noted perfumery in New Orleans' French Quarter since 1843, created a small collection called Southern Favorites. One fragrance is Voodoo Love, a heady jasmine scent inspired by the queen of voodoo herself.
Read more HERE
Thank you for joining me for a bit of Halloween fun
in the spirit of my favorite city.
Here's a recipe for the Sazerac pictured above
Image source here
You'll find more delicious wickedness from Marfi at Incipient Wings who thought I might love to do a Halloween blog party with a New Orleans theme. Of course she was right!
I'll see you soon out on the bayou.
Laissez les bon temps rouler
Happy Halloween Cher