Friday, May 14, 2010

No Knitting, But Ornate Nonetheless

So I have been knitting, I just don't have any photographic evidence because none of it is at an interesting point to photograph.

I did go to a local cemetery with my DD to shoot some photos the other day. As we were leaving, I noticed the fence and couldn't help shooting a few more photos.

How many times have I been to any number of cemeteries and NOT noticed the fence?? (Those of you who may be unaware, I spent 13 years as a Lutheran pastor in a large parish and did an average of 30 funerals per year. That's a LOT of trips to the cemetery!)

I thought this fence was really cool. (Although I wondered if anyone of a faith other than Christian would be buried within.) It is one of the older cemeteries in the county--and is a township cemetery, not associated with a church. Many of the graves have stones with death dates in the 1860's to 1880's.

I find gravestones and their symbols quite fascinating. It's the last "testament" a person makes about who he or she was and what he or she believed or held dear. (Or what those who said good-bye and made the arrangements thought about you!) The older the cemetery, the better.

On that note, have a great weekend!


Caffeine Girl said...

I agree with you; cemeteries are fascinating.

I live a couple of blocks from one that has a large section devoted to Confederate soldiers who died here in Madison. Camp Randall, the UW football stadium, was originally training ground and later a hospital during the Civil War.

McVal said...

I think they are too. Beautiful pics!

Permission to Unwind said...

I actually love cemeteries. When I went to Paris I was fortunate enough to visit both Pere Lechaise and Cemeterie Montparnasse and they were both so hauntingly beautiful, and so rich with history and symbolism. A great place for photos, indeed!

GailR said...

Cemeteries, graveyards - whatever they are called - fascinating places - especially the old ones.

I do like the fence photos.