Monday, October 18, 2010

Pine Grove

I've always told people, if they wanted to listen to me, that one of the most beautiful places in the city is Evergreen Cemetery. As you head in the main gate that leads towards the cemetery office, bear right on the main tar drive and look for these iron gates, that indicate the small Pine Grove burial grounds. It's a small private lot that is almost indistinguishable from the main cemetery. Growing up nearby meant that I spent a lot of time wandering the myriad of roads and trails in these parts. We always entered the cemetery, regardless of the season, via the very step hill that leads to this old section. Whether it was skating on the many ponds in winter, playing golf among the stones or daring each other to get from one end to the other near midnight, it is a place that clutches lots of memories.

21 comments:

  1. So very beautiful image, like walking into a heavenly place ...

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  2. Wonderful photo. I like these colours of "mother nature" very much. Well photographed.

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  3. Such lovely Autumn colors and peaceful surroundings. Especially enjoyed in a vertical postion :)
    ☼ Sunny

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  4. I spent a lot of time in one particular cemetery, as well. Lots of "growth" took place there.

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  5. The leaves are spectacular, aren't they? I've alway enjoyed roaming around in cemeteries..peaceful and well-maintained plus the headstones are interesting.

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  6. This is one gorgeous shot, Birdman.

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  7. Love a path and a gate/arch: they say, 'Come along, through here. . .'

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  8. This is a spectacular scene. Simply gorgeous.

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  9. The colors in your picture are simply gorgeous! This post reminds me of a beautiful old cemetery in Jacksonville which is also named Evergreen Cemetery. My mother and my grandparents are buried there.

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  10. How interesting it's called Pine Grove yet has all those maples. It's a gorgeous spot and the photo is beautiful!

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  11. Fantastic colors! And great image.

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  12. Fantastic shot! I love the fall colors.

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  13. Precisely my kind of picture. Gorgeous

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  14. The others said everything I was going to say. Beautiful scene.

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  15. Are you well controlled and gives off a soft, quiet feeling. You're having a colorful fall, which I suppose is usual. Just dull here.

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  16. That is so beautiful. The colors are amazing!

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  17. Wow that is a gorgeous shot! My mouth actually came open when I saw it. Such vibrant colors!

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  18. I'm a big fan of cemetaries. I love tombstones and epitaphs. I don't like the graveyards with uniform plates stuck in the ground so it all looks like rows and rows of filing cabinets. I like the stones above the ground. Ornate can be nice, but I tend towards the plain ones with the words that seem etched with simple tools and tears.

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