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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

A reminder to "rest in peace" midst all the hubbub!

(Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Maine, from 1790)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

A reminder to "rest in peace" midst all the hubbub!

(Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Maine, from 1790)

 

 

 

comments (26)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 4 Dec 2019, 01:19
Great use of sunlight to showcase the golden foliage! The headstones have a stately presence as they stand tall.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Steven. I have just added to my text that this cemetery if from 1790...which, as you know, is "old" for America.
I like these very simple tombstones and far from some of the very pretentious ones that we sometimes see in our country. Beautiful composition Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. I have just added to my text that this cemetery if from 1790...which, as you know, is "old" for America.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Dec 2019, 06:19
I am always fascinated by cemeteries Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Chris, as you know.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Dec 2019, 06:22
Quite unexpectedly we saw this cemetery and we saw some old graves of soldiers who died in the Civil War. The light is beautiful here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was one of those serendipitous moments while on the Belfast Rail Trail, Astrid. So glad we stopped to take a peek!
Une mise en lumière très belle pour un endroit de repos
Ginnie Hart: It's even peaceful for those of us who are still alive, Claudine! smile
Ange and I often wander around cemeteries looking at the names and seeing the generations who lived there.
Ginnie Hart: It's one of my favorite things to do, Bill!
Joli décor pour ces tombes.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Martine.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Dec 2019, 07:29
I think the "break" may be longer than mid-week for these residents. Love the colour in the trees.
Ginnie Hart: For us it needs to be longer, too, Alan, midst this busy season!
L'endroit est paisible et tu avais une très belle lumière.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It was such a sweet surprise, Pascale.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Dec 2019, 08:42
You remind me of the poem written by a French soldier to his English ‘special operations’ girlfriend. A true sad tale from the war as depicted in the film ‘Carve her name with pride’. The poem reads - this life that I have is all that I have, and all that I have is yours. And the love that I have for this life that I have shall be yours and yours and yours. The sleep that I’ll have, the peace that I’ll have for death will be but a pause. And the rest that I’ll have in the long green grass will be yours and yours and yours.i
Ginnie Hart: Oh, Chad. That is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it! I'm so glad I have it to keep and reread from time to time.
there's something nice about cemeteries, i don't know what it is... perhaps just that people want to REMEMBER their loved ones.. pay tribute... i like this picture xox
Ginnie Hart: I think part of the "something" is because of how quiet and peaceful cemeteries are, Elaine. It probably wouldn't hurt to go visit one midst the hectic times in life, when we need to be reminded to slow down. Thank you.
Inderdaad, dit plekje straalt eeuwige rust uit.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Marjolein. It's even peaceful for US who are still alive!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 4 Dec 2019, 09:59
Jolie lumière pour cet endroit où le repos est éternel
JP
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, JP.
pleasing tones in the leaves, Ginnie. and a peaceful spot to visit i am sure.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. It was a perfect day for seeing it.
I will take your advice and take some time to admire this pretty scene.
Ginnie Hart: Peace to you, Mary!
A very fine selection of grave stones.
Ginnie Hart: Some of them were from America's Civil War, Brian, back in the mid-1860s.
  • willy
  • Belgium
  • 4 Dec 2019, 15:07
mooi licht in foto van deze begraafplaats Ginnie

een fraaie serene opname

greetings
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Willy. It was the perfect day to see this cemetery.
Memento mori. Isn't this a bit too early for Halloween 2020?

So you're saying 1790 is fairly new to England? wink
Ginnie Hart: Can you imagine how OLD 1790 is for us Americans, LC!
Well I wasn't planning on that much rest just yet...
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, you need to get it in, Frank!
Lovely light and composition. Friendship
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ruthie.
A beautiful picture, Ginnie.......I could sit there and relax smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin, and I agree.
Clearly some of the dead were more significant than others smile
Ginnie Hart: My guess is that is always true everywhere in the world, Tom??!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Dec 2019, 23:24
Since 1790? By now they rest in pieces.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Surely, Louis! The problem is that many who are still alive are also "in pieces." That reminds me of a quote I read yesterday: "If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again." – Flavia Weedn
I am working hard to stay out of the graveyard smile
Ginnie Hart: I know you are, Michael, and I appreciate that!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Dec 2019, 07:57
It looks a very peaceful place to "rest", Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Lisl. Not exactly the style of your English cemeteries but still very peaceful.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 5 Dec 2019, 21:08
such beautiful grave markers and they're so straight in comparison to many rows i've seen

nice capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. And to think there were some markers from the Civil War!

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