Saturday, October 31, 2009

Memento Mori

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This is a quick tour through a graveyard in Essex, Massachusetts. We have had wonderful weather this fall, that is during the work week but not on the weekends. Therefore I haven't had many opportunities to photograph the graves this year.

Last weekend after the rain stopped, I stopped in the Essex graveyard to look at the maples. I had my video camera in my pocket decided to take you for a walk.

This maple tree was just swaying in the breeze.
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Be sure to see the wonderful headstones from the 1600s through the 1800s that I posted last year.

Scenic Sunday


Eve said...

Love the Maple blowing in the wind! BOO!!!

Barb said...

Magnificent - I'm in winter here in the mountains of CO, so your continuing fall is wonderful to see.

JPT said...

Great stuff - I genuinely love graveyards (not sure why).

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Wonderful colors Steve.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful colors and great photos.

hip chick said...

Great shot. It's hard to get good photos of old graveyards. Have you been to the one one 127, I think it's in Magnolia. When driving north you come up a hill and it's right in front of you. It could be in Beverly. Any way, the tree trunks are quite wavy and it's really neat. I haven't been down that way in years.

Richard said...

You can always tell an old cemetary by the thickness of the headstones. I'm amazed at the excellent condition these old stones are in.

Why do I always seem to get the feeling that I'm part of the cast of the "Witches of Eastwick" when I wander around in your blog?

Steve Borichevsky said...

LOL Richard, The Jack Nicholson, Sher, Susan Sarandon, Mechelle Pfeiffer movie has scenes shot not more than five miles away from where I shot these.

Hi Hip Chick, Click the link from last year, many of those tablets were shot at that "burying ground", the Essex grave yard and the burying ground in Ipswich.

Yeah Barb, I saw the photos in the Dever Post website. Brrr...but we know it will be gone in a few days (at least in the Boulder-Denver area).

Hi JPT, It's okay to like grave yards. There are a great source of history and art.

Boo to you too, Eve!

Hi Joan and Eileeninmd, I think they have great colors because the trees are spread apart and get lots of light.

Kelly said...

...absolutely beautiful graveyard--love the color and the comp. I love looking at headstones...they are works of art. (Perfect post yesterday for Halloween.....)

Tammie Lee said...

Hi Steve,
So fun to hear your tale as you walk through the cemetery. You pointed out some wonderful tombstone art and the autumn leaves mixed in is wonderfully haunting. Nice to hear your voice too, a wee bit more of a peak into the man behind the blog.

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