Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mish Mosh

Here you go Colleen, Robert Frost's grave. I love the inscription on his gravestone....Mary, did you doubt that there were more cemetery pictures than just that one? For anyone else reading this that might think this is a little weird let me give you a little background. I was raised on cemeteries, so to speak. We always thought that they were cool. My dad was and is totally into geneology so we had several road trips just to go see family plots at varied and assorted cemeteries around NY. He studied the plots he was interested in and Colleen and I would roam around looking at all the cool, different headstones...reading all the clever sayings and dates. They seemed much more original back in the way back about what they said. We played games and jumped stones...Dad just let us have fun.
So i always thought they were fun, peaceful, beautiful places not scary or creepy...well, except for that one time that i was reading a headstone and started sinking into the dirt where i was standing. That kind of freaked me out. Anyway...now when we are traveling near(VT) or far(Scotland!) i like to walk through and see "who" is there. Although this is the first time i have gone with kids. Avery wanted to know what a cemetery was, i told her that is where they put dead people....she was not so sure she wanted to go. Mitch wanted to know why they put you in the ground when you are dead...Chris tried to explain that it was just your body and your spirit went to heaven but Mitch was confused and wanted to know why it was just your body. What did they do with your head? LOL....that took a little while to work out.
Mary, i thought i would try this barn in B&W to see how it was, and you were right. I love it. I played around with some of the effects on picasa and saved the color on the tree because it was so pretty.
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6 comments:

Clint and Meredith said...

Leslie, the fall colors are beautiful. I have such fond memories of visitng my relatives in Connecticut in the fall and enjoying those stunning reds. Thanks for sharing them! I enjoyed seeing Robert Frost's stone inscription, too. I've heard about it but never seen it. Thanks for sharing it! :-) And your kids are gorgeous!

Grammie/Mom said...

I'm glad we had those "fun" times as a family. Do you remember the gravestones made to look like logs? They are in Rome cemetary. Dad will like reading what you had to say. The kids reactions were cute. Was Avery alright once you got there?

Leslie said...

yes i do mom...they were logs and top was symbol of what each persons profession was...Avery was fine. Her biggest complaint was that she was tired of walking.

MaryMary said...

The barn looks amazing--you are so creative with the autumn tree in color. Sweet!

MaryMary said...

How did I mess Mitchie's question about the where the head went? That just made me laugh out loud.

hashbrowns said...

Robert Lee Frost had a lovers quarel with the world... your blog has inspired to visit my library and find a biography. I want to know what a lovers quarel with the world means... it sounds very romantic and when I find out what this looks like, maybe I will have one, too.

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