Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Walk and Click Wednesday - Changing

I remember the first time I visited this little church side cemetery that I now walk through on an almost daily basis.


It was the summer of 1985 and I was there with my boyfriend (now my husband) for the funeral and burial of his grandfather.


At that time only the very front section of the cemetery was full, most of the back section and way back section were as empty as this small way back section is now.


When we moved to our current house nine years ago, I was eager to find some nice sized walking routes. The 3-mile loop that includes this cemetery was just the right size.

In the nine years that we have been here I have seen a lot of changes in the cemetery. Flower urns full of beautiful flowers put out in the spring and then returned to their storage spot next to the maintenance building in the fall.


I have seen shiny silver balloons flying high above a loved one's headstone to mark a birthday or the anniversary date of passing. Sometimes there is a special keepsake left to keep their loved one company, and to show that they are not forgotten.


I have seen the designs in headstones change from simple graceful designs...


To elaborate headstones etched with everything from pictures of the loved one's jeep to a picture of the loving couple sitting on a bench watching the sunset (by the way, this couple is still very much alive yet, kind of weird if you ask me).


If I am fortunate enough to live here for another nine years, I can only imagine the changes yet to come.



Joining Lissa at laf Custom Designs for Walk and Click Wednesday.







12 comments:

  1. I like your take on the 'Changing' theme and I also love to visit cemeteries - the older the better.

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  2. It's amazing how places change. I really like how you took us along on your walk today. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Well here is a post I never thought of doing...very unique! The head stones are beautiful! The most beautiful cemetery I have been to was in Boston. So old and full of history! I hope one day to show these photos on my blog. PS...don't give me too much credit on my blog for the yard work...it only took us 5 years to start the project.hehehe
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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  4. Hi Sarah, oh what a beautiful walk. I love to walk thru cemeteries and see all the wonderful tombstones...memories of loved ones...so special indeed...
    thank you so much for visiting my blog also!

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  5. Your walks are always interesting! I agree about the couple who's still alive - very weird!!

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  6. This was amazing. I never thought to walk in a cemetery. But I now can see what stories it might tell. Really wonderful past and great photos.

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  7. Sarah, your walk is thought-provoking and nostalgic. Gorgeous colors captured. Funny that we went in a similar direction for our ponderings. I love your take on the theme "changing" for Walk and Click Wednesdays. Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  8. I often walk in our local cemetary where most of the plots are from the 1800's. Some gravestones are in various states of deterioration. Yet every so often a fresh flower is left on a 200 year old plot. I wonder who leaves it - a great - great grandchild??? Most likely it's left by someone who never met the deceased yet has some connection.

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  9. You've inspired me. We have a cemetary not too far away. I must go walking over there. We spent lots of time in cemetaries in Ireland. There is nothing like the old ones. The celtic crosses are just amazing. Great post!

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  10. Very peaceful walk. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. what a lovely walk and I love your shots

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  12. Beautifully written. Thanks for sharing

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