3.10.2009

peace....

Well, this is my second time re-posting this post about cemeteries today. If you are offended by these pictures, then please feel free NOT to comment. I, myself, find beauty in these images. I've never lived anywhere that had such beautiful historic cemeteries as here in the Midwest. I love the old stone work, I love the way everything patina's and ages here. I also realize that this is a place of peace and rest.














35 comments:

littlebyrd said...

These are wonderful. I really loved the middle photo so much. I agree, there is a quietness and peacefulness to cemetaries and the really old ones are architectually beautiful. Nice job photographing them.

C Maisy said...

I love the pics.
Anything that is old I am a fan of. That's why I love that hubby of mine hehe..
no offense taken.
Kasey, you have a great eye.

Leah C said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who appreciates the beauty of cemeteries. And the old ones are often rich in history, too. Lovely, peaceful photos, Kasey:)

Reese & Marie said...

C Maisy - you are hilarious!!!! Ditto!

HeathahLee said...

Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis is the same way. It's been around since 1852. Yes, it's a "graveyard" but it is so much more than that. So much history to read about just on those markers. I'm not morbid or anything but I like to walk around really old cemeteries, too.

Angela Harris said...

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Angela Harris

Adrienne W said...

Hi Kasey,

I have been a fan of your blog for a while now, just never have left a comment. Anyway, just wanted to say I really loved the pics. I too, think cemeteries are beautiful. Living so close to New Orleans we get to see some of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen. So much history as well. I have so enjoyed reading your blog and have loved the pictures and music! So many songs have made it to my IPod!! Thanks so much!

Pamela said...

I love cemetaries, gravestone and I don't consider myself morbid at all. I love the fact that we designate a place and honor those that have pasted on. These photos are gorgeous. I have a beautiful cemetary taht I run by almost daily and thought serveral times I need to take some pictures. Thanks

LovingPrettyThings said...

I'm so with you - my husbands family lives in Ohio, and their small town is surrounded by fabulous historical cemeteries. Thank you for the pictures - I think it is a great (very non-offensive) way to remember those who lived before us. And daydream, perhaps about what life was like for them long ago.

sweetly, lovely said...

i think this post is lovely. there is such beauty in the architecture and the texture of the stone. beautiful!

The Kramer Angle said...

My mom takes walks in the cemetery near her home in Ohio every day because she thinks it's safe, beautiful and peaceful. As an added bonus she thinks "some of the residents enjoy her visits"!

There's a cemetery about a mile from my house here in Maryland that dates to the early 1700's and I've taken my boys there before. It's a great place for history lessons, discussions on what an easy life they have compared to the old days, and in a way I hope it teaches them not to be fearful of cemeteries. 'Cause let's face it, we'll all end up in one someday!

Great post. Unexpected. Lovely.

Law Wife said...

I think your cemetery pics are beautiful.

However, I don't think you should tell people NOT to comment if they are offended by something. They are free to do so if they want. Of course, you are free to delete their comment, if you want. :)

cupcake studio said...

Gorgeous shots!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I was intrigued the first time I saw one of the old cemetaries here in New England. They are everywhere...little tiny cemetaries. And quite lovely, most of them.

the wild raspberry said...

i didn't comment earlier....now my favorite pic is gone....the very simple square stone with the name and date only.
i don't see how this would be offensive.....it's not like the people are actually there anymore.
anyways,
it's good to remember those from the past and to consider our own mortality.
xo
chasity

Mary said...

Tastefully done...I would be proud to have my resting place shown in such a beautiful manner. Well done, Kasey. You seem to have captured all that is peaceful and grand at the same time.

Jackie said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the lighting and how you've made them look old and faded - really great!

Bristol said...

Kasey-
So weird you posted that today. I just got back home from visitng my Dad's grave in Honey Bend Illinois(hence the name of my blog) it is sucha beautiful place and so much history.
Bristol

Jeanneoli said...

I love old cemetaries. When I was in Savannah, Georgia we spent the better half of the day exploring and photgraphying the amazing tombstones. It was peaceful and beautiful.

Federica said...

I'm so in love with your blog and your shop that i must talk about you in my next post!
Have a nice day!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the beautiful post. It brings up such emotion. I have such wonderful memories of my Dad and I and our trips to the cemetary to tend to my grandparents grave. Always planting some Geraniums cause they were Grandma's favorite. He's gone now and my hubby goes with me to keep up the tradition. We will be going tomorrow as it's Dad's birthday. Thanks again for the timely post.

paige said...

beautiful captures my friend

traci said...

i feel the same way. such beauty and history and oh the stories that could be told. great captures kasey.

LuLu said...

I love the photos. Love seeing images of the flag, I drive by 2 cemetaries just leaving my neighborhood that are old old old and my children and I find beauty in them. we also visit Arlington cemetary to pay our respects and visit graves of our friends we have lost and never forget.
LuLu

pve design said...

Growing up, one of my favorite movies was "Harold and Maude" - and also as a child my mother took us to one of the "Cave Hill Cemetery" to feed the ducks and see the swans. It is a peaceful spot, to die for.
I meant it is so restful.
pve

Camille said...

I'm not offended at all! They're lovely.

Kris said...

Your photography is stunning. I find nothing creepy or offensive. Actually peaceful is a better descriptive.

Have a Happy Day

Kris

goddessof4 said...

I really like looking and walking ad old cemeteries .The old headstones are my favorite.I also love watching all the ghost shows so that is another cool factor for me!!!!

Andrea Villarreal said...

Coming from someone who doesn't like to go to the cemetary AT ALL, my mother and brother have both passed in the last few years, I have to say they are lovely pictures. The place where they are buried is lovely also but it just evokes such a feeling of sadness I can't see anything but. I hope one day I will be able to see past that to the beauty and history. I am glad to know there are people who appeciate the sentimentality of it. A lot of thought goes into the headstones. I hope people can read my mother and brothers and come away with knowing how loved they were and how missed they always will be.

Shannon said...

I used to love taking photographs in cemetaries too!

stacey said...

I just had to comment on this one...I too love to visit cemeteries and every once and awhile my son and I go to reflect. Walking through and reading about people and how much they were loved is nurturing to the soul.

Thanks for posting these photos!

Stacey~

jen from windy ridge said...

Beautiful. The first and last are my favorites.

Stephanie said...

After reading all the comments I feel so much better. I love to walk around the cemetery in my neighborhood because it is so beautiful and peaceful. Most people think that's creepy. Looks like we are all in good company :) Your pictures are just perfect. Well done.

Stephanie

stacy di said...

great pics. I think the cemeteries here are fascinating...WAY different than California, I agree!

Chari said...

Such a beautiful place of peace and rest! I love your photos!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari