Blogging From A to Z... "V"

An Attitude of Gratitude 

1)  For this amazing week of vacation Savannah is a beautiful city with all kinds of great things to see and do, and we are having a truly wonderful time!

2)  For venturing to fun places... like this BBQ place that bears my husband's name! The food was great, and they loved it when Papa Bear showed them that this really is the name on his driver's license!
3) For viewing things on photographs that are not visible the naked eye.  Last night we arrived at Colonial Park Cemetery at 8 PM, just as they were locking the gates. The cemetery is located in the downtown area of Savannah and one can walk the perimeter outside the iron fence.  We did this, taking several photographs as it grew dark.  The following four photos were taken at the entrance gate just a few moments apart. John and I were standing under the arch for the first three photos.  Note the bright little orb of light to the upper left of the D, and the smaller one below the D. 


 In the next photo the bright orb has moved down to the center left of the D and the orb underneath has now moved to under the A.
 In the third photo the bright orb has dropped further to the bottom of the D, and the smaller orb underneath is now under the R.  In the above and below photos you can also see a third tiny orb further down and to the right of the arch. It is also in the first photo but harder to spot.  In each successive photo it has moved a tiny bit down.

In the last photo, no one was standing under the arch and no orbs are to be seen in the photo. We were unable to see them with the naked eye at any time. There were no surfaces around that that could have been reflecting the lights onto the face of the stone.
In the following photo you can see what appears to be many tiny Christmas lights in the trees and bushes on the right, yet there were no lights to be seen with the naked eye other than the two large lamp posts that are easily identifiable on the left and right.
This next photo is by far the most interesting of the ones we took.  If you look closely you will see an area of blue mist on the left that forms almost a triangular shape pointing upward across a tree and it's trunk. ( To the left and right of it you can see two lamps lit on their posts.) The mist leaves a defined line across the tree branches with those outside the area being darker and those inside its perimeter appearing muted or faded. 

In the middle of the mist, against the tree trunk itself, there appears to be the image of a women in colonial dress, with high hair, eyes looking down, and holding what might be a parasol or the spokes of one, over her left shoulder.  All three of us noted the image on the photograph separately, we all see it, though we saw nothing at the cemetery.
So today we had to return to have another look at that same tree trunk, wondering if it might have bark worn off leaving a white area or anything similar to this shape that might account for the image in our picture. In today's sunlight the tree trunk appears solidly dark like all the others, no light-colored shape to be seen!

 You can see another less defined area of blue mist to the upper right of the first one, above the smaller lamp post.  It almost appears to be a smudge, but does not appear on any of the other photos taken with the same phone camera.  My husband noted that there also appears to be a bluish mist along the ground by the headstone and tree trunk on the right.  (The areas of brighter blue up in the trees is sky peeking through).

I will leave you to decide for yourself if you can see the image of the lady or not, I'm not here to prove or disprove it's existence, or that of the many light orbs. I do know that we did not see them with our eyes, they only appeared on our digital phone camera. There are colonial era soldiers and families buried in the nearby crypts and beneath the headstones in that area but the headstones immediately around this image were too worn to read when we returned to check out the site today.

4) For the three wonderful days we got to spend visiting with  my son.  He had to head back home to Nashville tonight since he has to be back at work tomorrow.  We had such a fantastic time together, and made many good memories that will keep us smiling for years to come.  I am so very proud of this capable, caring, handsome, marshmallow-hearted son of mine.  It was very hard to say goodbye, I miss him already.
 This post is linked to the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge


  1. You are certainly having a very interesting vacation. You still have valuable time to have some more unique experiences. I hope you do just that.

  2. Ooh, I see her! What a nifty experience you are having! I'm glad you were able to have such a fun visit with your son.

  3. I can see her! Very cool.

    I enjoyed your post. I'm glad you're having such a great time.

  4. Vacation and the visit with your son are my favorites. I'm sure they are for you and Papa Bear too. What a fun week I've had traveling along with you.

    Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. ☺

  5. What wonderful memories.

    I, too, had an unexplained image in my photos...I sent a copy to our tour guide and she was very excited.

    So glad you are having a wonderful time.

  6. What a wonderful vacation. Lovely photos!


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