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.