Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cemetery Stroll



In addition to the gardens there are some gorgeous tombstones throughout the cemetery.  Some of them are true works of art.


I fell in love with the ones in the older section of the cemetery.


Part of what makes this cemetery so gorgeous is the way it is integrated with nature.


I love today's song and have for a while but haven't posted it because I couldn't figure out how to do it without sounding morbid, but since this entire post already crossed the line I've decided to go all the way.

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17 comments:

Maegan Beishline said...

I am fascinated with cemeteries! I think they are so beautiful and sad. And I do like that song but I almost can't listen to it...I'm too sappy and emotional!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

"funny when you're dead, people start listenin' ..."

i love that line and it is so true ...

one time when a friend was having some marriage problems, i reflected to eulogies and we discussed what we would say about our partners ... and funny how when you focus on the good of a person (like we so often sing praises about at a funeral), how much more you realize just how great they are, or can be ... : )

part of life is death, but gosh we can fear it so ...

i am so glad you photographed the cemetery ... and so respectfully ... lovely lovely ...
and thanks so much for introducing this carrie underwood song to me ...
: )
xo
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maureen said...

Lovely shots you took. I love walking through cemeteries, reading the grave stones and taking photos. They are part of our collective history and so very interesting.
♥ maureen

Corinne said...

I have such a hard time walking through cemeteries, but they're so full of beauty.
Gorgeous pictures...

Kate! said...

I love walking through cemeteries... Everything becomes so quiet. The place where we are getting married is surrounded my headstones-I think it's romantic!

Ashley Sisk said...

Alright so cemeteries have traditionally creeped me out, but these shots are wonderful. You're so right, the tombstones really are works of art!

Sam said...

Beautiful photos again! There is a really old cemetary behind my parents house, my bedroom window looked out over it when I was a kid.They are just doing restoration through out the whole cemetary with a lottery heritage grant, Some of the headstones date back to the 1700's. The first place I went to practise with my new camera was the cemetary!

R Montalban said...

I too think grave stones are interesting, especially the old ones but they all have a tale that leaves you wondering what life must have been like.

justinegordon said...

these are lovely photographs. Cemeteries are amazing, just reading the tombstones and imagining and then as you say, they are works of art.

Suki said...

beautiful shots. And I absolutely love that song.

Karen said...

The older tombstones are so beautiful. I'm sure anything like them today would be prohibitive to create. We have friends with an amazing garden that incorporates lovely pieces of sculpture. I was amazed to discover that the designer had "rescued" discarded pieces of tombstones from the "garbage dump" of the cemetery. Evidently, if the carver makes an error, he dumps the tombstone in the garbage area and anyone can rescue a piece of it if they want. There was nothing morbid about any of the pieces he rescued.

Nicole said...

More beautiful pics.

~Kristina said...

Cemetery stolls are some of my favorites. There is a humbling silence walking through and wondering.

Joanne said...

The pictures are so beautiful. It makes me want to walk through and look at all the headstones. You brought it to life for me.

cindy said...

the sepia tones are so perfect for these photos. they really make you feel something, which is what it's all about. love this band, it's new to me!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

After all that yesterday... I watched this twice and forgot to leave a comment. LOL! Love love... Still waking up with this in my head... I'm scared. :)

Kim Klassen said...

jamie these pics are fantastic!!

'sigh'.... full of so much meaning!

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