The leaves of memory seemed to make
A mournful rustling in the dark.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This old cemetery was completely lost among weeds and high grass until a friend found it.
Now it is being kept up by a historical group.

It's hard to put into words the feelings that I got when visiting this old graveyard....
an awe of the past and wondering what their lives were like~
contemplating mortality~appreciating life
It was a very beautiful and peaceful place.


rian said...

it seems we both have graveyard shots today.. :) and yes, awe is the right word when seeing tombstones that go way back in time..

Lisa said...

Oh how lovely! So are your little fairies!
Happy May Day!

Gena D said...

Lovely - and looks so good in monochrome. Reminds me of pictures I took of a historical cemetry over December .... must dig them up, so to speak!!!
Gena D
Thinking Aloud

Marcie said...

Powerful dyptich. Really wonderful way to put these two together and tell the story.

Dragonstar said...

It's so good to have found and rescued this cemetery. It's a shame when people put so much love into memorials and then everything disappears. Very moving photos.

Jackie said...

I am drawn to old cemeteries too...I'd love to know the stories of those who are there. Beautiful pictures!

Bettey said...

I love visiting and photographing cemetaries. What a find that your friend made!

Leah C said...

I get the same feeling whenever I visit a cemetery...your words are a perfect description:)