While visiting family in Florida last Spring (yes, I’m a little behind), I stayed with my mom. She has a beautiful screened lanai and backyard. One day while I was there, I wanted to fully enjoy the weather, so I dragged a chair outside. That’s not true. Almost every day that I was there I dragged a chair outside! Here are a couple of the things that I saw from my chair on one of the days:
Wow. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year and half since I went to photograph this place. I figured that it was about time that I shared my images. When we moved from Florida to Colorado, I had researched cemeteries in our area. I like to visit the really old ones. Some may think it’s morbid, but I think they’re beautiful.
This particular day, I was on my way home from having lunch with a couple of dear friends of mine that I had grown up with. They too live in Colorado, and I hadn’t seen them in about 23 years! It was one of those beautiful Summer days in Colorado. I was in no hurry to get home. Things weren’t waiting to get done. I had my camera with me. I thought, what a perfect day to head to the cemetery! I wish it would have been earlier or later in the day for lighting purposes – harsh, harsh, light! - but I didn’t want to wait any longer to visit. Linn Grove Cemetery has it all. History (it’s been around since 1874), beauty, and tranquility. Squirrels were frolicking and birds were singing.
If you saw me walking around, you’d think that I had just lost someone. At some points I was bawling! Headstones are so personal. They can tell a lot about the deceased. Some are romantic. One really got me. It was a young girl who was born the year that I was, and passed away the year I graduated high school. I hope you enjoy the images that I captured.
Wow, I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since I took these shots and haven’t shared them yet (April)! I was in Florida visiting family and while there, needed to stop by Marshalls Camera shop to get a little repair work done on my 5D Mark III. Marshalls was my place to go while living in Central Florida. It’s a nice family owned shop.
After I took care of business, my mom and I walked around Auburndale and had lunch. During our walk, I saw this loyal friend waiting for his mom:
My husband was working in Wyoming again this past August, and I was able to get away to visit him. We went on another fun sight-seeing jaunt. This trip took us to the Grand Encampment Museum in Encampment, Wyoming.
We made it just in time for a tour that was starting. The tour guide was great – very knowledgeable. The grounds were beautiful, with many wonderful displays and buildings to see. Please enjoy the museum through my eyes.
Be sure to check out their website for operating hours, as this part of the country is not open year-round. :)