Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Stop on my Journey


While traveling Saturday I had many opportunities to stop along the way.  Sometimes for breaks and sometimes just because.  The road between my house and my parent's is mostly interstate.  But, in southern Alabama I turn onto a two lane highway that never fails to be scenic.  

I pass through small towns with graceful front porches and towns that I am not even sure qualify as a town.  

But, I always like a good cemetery.  In these area where the water table is a factor, the graves are somewhat above ground.  



A few were highly decorated, but some were not.  As seems to be the case in any cemetery I visit.  



I did take a minute to right a few mementos that had fallen.  



Peace to you today, my friends.  



29 comments:

  1. Oh, me too. I just love exploring an old cemetery.

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  2. Cemeteries are always a favorite place for me to wander through as well. Wishing to a peaceful Tuesday.

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  3. Some cemeteries are quite beautiful , they always make me think.
    Great shots.

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  4. I hope your dad is improving...I continue to hold you all up in prayer. xo

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  5. Now, how the heck did you know this was on my mind today?
    What lovely photos - Thank you for stopping - and thinking to share with us.
    love & love to you . . .

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  6. that gives new meaning to 'cemetery plot'. a little too permanent looking to me. :)

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  7. I always like a quiet moment in a nice cemetery...

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  8. It's always fun to get off the interstate when traveling. You can find cool places like this cemetery.

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  9. I love cemeteries...I think I am a closet taphophile- I find them comforting to walk through...

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  10. I think we all should take time to hit the two-lane roads through the small towns, and pay our respects at some of those old cemeteries. I know you feel blessed!!

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  11. How's your Dad doing? That is a nice cemetery, looks like it's well taken care of. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. Looks like a peaceful place. I hope you will share some small town shots, too.

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  13. Cemeteries have always been interesting to me. You got some nice shots of this one!

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  14. I don't mind checking out a cemetery, I find them interesting. I remember spending a long time in one in Paris but it was very large and it took some time to find the way out.
    Merle........

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  15. Beautiful! Our cemeteries are nothing like that. These in the pictures remind me of cemeteries in Ireland. Gravelly but about 6 bodies deep...

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  16. The last shot is both beautiful and melancholy...

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  17. What interesting mementos left on that grave site! Cemeteries are so peaceful. xo

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  18. I saw a similar cemetery in town today. Some of the bright Autumn arrangements really glowed in the sunshine.

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  19. Sunday I went to visit a cemetery that my friends Dad was buried in last week...it is a military one...just amazing knowing all these folks did their part to help us have a free country....

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  20. Cemeteries are great places to visit -- so quiet, calm and meditative. Also lots of artistic stonework and names that have gone before us. Good post -- barbara

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  21. I almost always stop at cemeteries in rural areas... quite often one finds pioneer graves, I love the beautiful stones with hard carving...

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  22. Oh cemeteries have always photographed well I find them peaceful and soothing. I am glad you righted the toppled. B

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  23. I love visiting old cemeteries too. xo Laura

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  24. Interesting.... I visit the cemetery here in our home town....where my mom and nephew is buried, and I visit a cemetery about 8 miles from here where my sister is buried....other than that, It never crosses my mind to stop. Guess I need to try it sometime....

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  25. Had to play catch-up again ...

    Glad to hear your dad pulled through - best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

    Loved your peaceful scenic countryside shots - always a tonic for me.

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