Monday, August 17, 2009

a garden of graves...

i am grateful for...

exploring an old brooklyn cemetery with eddie. haylie bird and i were originally going to go together on sunday, but opted to go junkin' instead, due to the summer heat. but ed and i have been waking up insanely early so i pulled him (hemming and hawing) to green-wood cemetery, while the air was still semi-cool. and it was delightful.

cemetery steps

the beginning of our journey.

mausoleum

the best view, overlooking a lily pond and a mausoleum.

sweet gum path

paths named after various trees and plants.

lady statue

brave soldiers

along the way we encountered many brave men and women.

flower stump

and a flowering stump.

lily pond

and an army of bullfrogs sunbathing on water lilies.


i have a big ole soft spot in my heart for cemeteries. when my mother was a girl scout leader in atlanta, our community service trip involved venturing to oakland and scrubbing down margaret mitchell's grave. i can't wait to go back in the fall, when the leaves are changing. i might just sit by the lily pond and watch the bull frogs jump from pad to pad.

...or maybe just have a creepy séance with my friends, now and then style.

8 comments:

sqweakygurl said...

you know i always thought i was strange for having this strange love for cemeteries,but it's nice to know someone shares my fondness. And now & then is one of the best films with the greatest soundtracks. love that movie :)

Clicky Overload said...

I also have a soft spot for cemeteries. When I was in school, I took part in a project about Jewish cemeteries. We took black-and-white pictures of Jewish cemeteries in the area. They were all enchanted places.

JC said...

I can't believe I've lived in Brooklyn for so long and never been to Green-Wood... it's downright shameful. And I'm always riding past it on the way to get tacos! Sheesh.

Isabel said...

I think cemeteries are some of the most beautiful places in the world.

Anonymous said...

such gorgeous pictures! also, may i ask where mike the barber works? i'm in search of a place that can help me keep my pixie cut! love, maxie

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

of course!!!!! he works at freemans sporting club in the west village. he "normally" doesn't cut ladies hair. but he is awfully sweet and can give a good trim- he's just doesn't "style hair". he's a true barber. he's the best!

nitebecomesday said...

what a beautiful place! i love cemeteries, too. in fact, i think my childhood obsession with the movie Now and Then started it all...

jan said...

cemeteries are the best. so is your blog!

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