Monday, September 17, 2012

Photo Scavenger Hunt: Historical Landmark

The 2012 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt is almost over!  On Friday, September 21, I will publish a post asking all participants to comment and let me know how many of the items you found during the summer.  Participants will have until Sunday night, September 23 to check-in. I will be giving out two prizes: one chosen from among those who found all 21 of the items and one chosen from among all participants. The prizes will be photography-related and randomly chosen. See you on Friday! 
I enjoy visiting cemeteries to see what interesting photographs I may find there.  So, for item #6 on 2012 Summertime Photograph Scavenger Hunt (a historical landmark), I decided to visit this very old cemetery which includes graves of soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
Other than the area where these soldiers are buried, it's a fairly unassuming cemetery.
Although it is home to the only working old-fashioned windmill in the county:
I also found a very sweet grave where two unrelated couples chose to be laid to rest, together. There's something about that which really touched my heart.
 
And I took two photographs that I think I can use for Sympathy cards.  This one:
And this one:
It was an interesting cemetery visit. But what I really enjoyed was finding my first signs of Autumn:
More of that to come, but not until summer officially ends on Friday. . . 

22 comments:

Mary B said...

I love the friends memorial how lovely to be that close in life you want to be in death.

Jane said...

i find cemetaries fascinating, so many hidden stories there.

Amy said...

I also find cemeteries fascinating, but would feel uncomfortable taking my camera - even though the shots are so evocative and interesting. Having said that, a long time ago, I used to live near a very large cemetery and would walk through some of it almost daily when out walking.

Great shots Rinda.

scrappyjacky said...

I always think cemetaries are fascinating and evocative...the friends memorial is so touching.

Julia said...

Beautiful photos. Cemeteries are lovely places for taking great shots I think.

Irene said...

Wonderful photographs for No. 6 of your Hunt. I was amazed to see the windmill shot. How unusual to build it there.
I love your first glimpse of Autumn. Irene

Sian said...

I love that you were able to find other beautiful photos there too. That windmill is stunning!

Abi said...

Beautiful photos Rinda. The friends memorial is particularly touching. xx

Irene said...

I find cemeteries to be very peaceful. Love your hint of autumn.

Carolyn Dube said...

The friends plot is so touching! Scary to me that fall is here so soon!

~*~Patty S said...

At the risk of sounding 'strange' I really enjoy cemeteries...the clasped hands and other monuments are very moving and a working windmill - how fun!

There are signs of fall here in N VA too...your leaf photo is stunning Rinda!
oxo

mags21 said...

some great photos. love the leaves beautiful colours..

Louise said...

great photos, the rich colours in the leaves is lovely x

humel said...

Can't believe summer is nearly over!!

I often find that walking through a cemetary gives me a sense of peace, is that odd?

Elizabeth said...

Your cemetery photographs are just beautiful. Thanks for the idea to use photographs on sympathy cards. It's such a difficult kind of card for me to make, but very important.

laurie said...

your photo of the colored leaves is gorgeous and makes me even more excited about the upcoming season.

Karen said...

We have quite a famous cemetery near us--Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas are both buried there. It's an amazing place, and I've taken some wonderful photographs there. Love yours.

The Mann Fam said...

Love your fall leaves photo.

Yikes. I just can't seem to find long enough stints of time to resize pictures, upload pictures and do a blog post. Hopefully I can get the last of my scavenger hunt pictures posted.

Becky said...

I love visiting cemetries too and have taken some lovely photos in them. Love the autumn leaves photo.

Liz, said...

I too enjoy a stroll round an old cemetery - it's all very interesting. And I enjoyed looking at yours.

There are signs of Autumn here too.

Beverly said...

the "friends" headstone is very moving. I was driving through a cemetery just yesterday, hunting for an angel ;)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

very interesting cemetery.