Monday, October 13, 2008
(Photo taken in Deerfield, MA)
What's my idea of a good time? The usual, you know, walking around graveyards. Yeah, it's a little strange and unusual. I, myself, am strange and unusual (Sorry, that was a Beetlejuice quote. Couldn't resist!) Hey, it's not my fault. It's in my DNA. Don't you remember that I'm descended from a witch?
So, to begin with, it can't be just some modern-day cemetery. It must be old. I know some people find this a bit creepy, but, like I said, I've always been drawn to be macabre. And then there's the whole witch thing, like I mentioned. I love a good ghost story. It's more than that though; old cemeteries are a hotbed of history. I adore history. So much to be told through those headstones. So many stories to be interpreted. It's a creative mind's dream!
(I also took this photo in Deerfield, MA)
Since it is October, the month of spooky, this is probably the only time that I can post just photos of headstones and not look like the freak that I am. Yea for Halloween!
(Photo taken in Boston, MA. Anyone want to venture a guess as to whose grave this is?)
(Copp's Hill Cemetery in Boston, founded in 1659. The famous Cotton Mather is buried here.)
I couldn't resist, giving this one an ultra-spooky feel (has a very Night of the Living Dead feel, don't you think?)...
(Photo taken in Boston, MA)
They're coming for you, Barbara! (sorry, I'll stop with the whole quoting movies thing)
Ok, so I lied. I'm not just posting pictures of gravestones. I couldn't leave you on that macabre note. So, here are some pictures I took on Friday as I sat on my bedroom balcony. A huge maple tree's branches hang over my balcony and the turning leaves looked so beautiful with the sunlight streaming in.
The beauty in New England is almost too much to bear right now. Seriously, my heart is about to burst, it's so stunning!
(Thanks to Shelle from BlokThoughts for helping me figure out a certain photoshop action!)