A couple of weeks ago, right when the weather started to turn REALLY cold, I decided to stop by St. Peter’s Cemetery to get some photos for what I thought might make a really cool Halloween post.
But, when I got there, I realized that wouldn’t work. There was no way you could take even the briefest glance into that beautiful, beautiful cemetery and associate it with anything scary for Halloween. It was just just beautiful. Heavenly even!
The trees were at peak foliage and the entire cemetery was coated with bright orange and gold leaves. As it was fairly windy out while I was there, not only were the roadways covered in blankets of orange and yellow, but the leaves were falling from the trees and gently blowing and fluttering to the ground. It was gorgeous.
I wish I had sufficient words to describe how these scenes made me feel. Cemeteries, in general, are very soothing and beautiful to me. They are perfect for quiet, peaceful walks for dreaming, for remembering, etc. Combine this serenity with the dazzling colors that were not only on the trees, but in the air and on the ground and, well, you can imagine the Utopia I found myself enjoying.
I have a dear friend whose father is buried here and I really wanted find to find him and get a gorgeous shot of his headstone surrounded by all this beauty but, let’s face it, I had no idea where to begin my search and, besides, I was freezing. These photos look warm and sunny, and the sun did still feel very warm when it was shining directly on me, but there was a really biting breeze and my feet were wet…so I gave up. But the thought was there!
I really don’t have much else to say. I think these photos can speak for themselves.
As I mentioned before I left, I created and scheduled this post (as well as last week’s post about the History Museum) before I left for Holland. I really hope the scheduling worked, both here and through FB where I share the links. If not, I will be home and back in action tomorrow.
Have a good week. 🙂