You Capture: Peace

When I first saw Beth's You Capture assignment for this week, I wasn't sure how to approach it. Should I take it literally? Something like this?

Or I could have posted how much peace this little booger brings me every single time I have him.


But ultimately, something Thea said brought me to this. I grew up in a house across the street from a cemetery. It never has been spooky to me. Just peaceful. In fact, sometimes still, I just like to walk through it just to pay respect to the lives that once graced this earth.



It's a very old cemetery. While some of the resting places are new, some are very old with nothing more than rocks as headstones.


Some head stones are big and some are small. (PS. That's the house I grew up in there in the background.)


But to me, they're all beautiful because of the thought that each of the person's family took in making the final resting places peaceful ones.


And that's my You Capture for this week.

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27 comments:

imadramamama said...

Love it!

LOVE! IT!!

I almost went back to the cemetery to snap some pics but my sister wouldn't go with me....

Erin said...

Wow. I love the cemetery. Although I'm usually one who is creeped out by cemeteries because I've read too many Stephen King novels, I can see how it'd be so peaceful.

livinginagirlsworld said...

Looking through an old cemetery is really interesting. To see all the dates and see families buried together. Very peaceful.

And I did a combination of your first two pictures.

Anjie said...

Very peaceful cemetery. I love the first picture of it with the shadows of the trees and headstones. Great angle.

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

I always have the same thought of cemeteries... very restful and full of peace!

Jade said...

What a great take on the theme!

Christy M. said...

GREAT IDEA!! I love them all. Especially the one with your old house in the background. When I was a kid, I might have been scared!!

Heather D said...

Ooooh. Good idea!
I love cemeteries too. I used to live across from one and I'd go running there. It was so serene.

Misty said...

Great job! Cemeteries make for such great photos...

Kathleen said...

Lovely shots and a beautiful tribute to those whose memories linger in that cemetery!

Jessi said...

I am totally with you :) These shots are lovely.

tiddlyompompom said...

Beautiful pictures. I have always found graveyards extremely calming. They are a reminder that life goes on regardless, but also that life is precious and we should make the most of it while we're here. Nice work!

MitaKay said...

So pretty! I cry at cemetaries, even if I don't know anyone buried there. I still love them though... and is that the truck you dented in the background next to the house? ;o)

Chocolate Girl said...

I love that last cemetery shot. Beautiful!

Elaine A. said...

Yeah but this is during the day. Isn't it just a little spooky at night?? ; )

Seriously, what a wonderful perspective to have and such lovely photos, especially the one with the big tree and a view of man headstones - I really like that one!

Stefany said...

While I wouldn't like to live across the street from a cemetary, that really is peaceful.

Great shots!

*Lissa* said...

Gorgeous! Your photography skills are growing by leaps and bounds! I love cemetaries too. We have a super old one out by the bunkhouse.

Project Ni Hao said...

I like the peacefulness of cemeteries, too. Beautiful pictures!

Mendie said...

Resting in Peace...that is quiet true! Cute one of you and your cutie pie!

Keyona said...

Wonderful! Those are some really awesome photos.

Bacardi Mama said...

Love your captures. Check mine out. I have a whole different take...the lack of peace.

Saj said...

Beautiful captures! Definitely peaceful.

Shelly said...

Love it.

I LOVE walking through cemetaries as well. Thought I was the only one!!

Christie O. said...

those are absolutely beautiful pictures! i think you captured "peace" perfectly.

Heather of the EO said...

That. Was perfect.

Perfect peace.

I loved it. What a great idea.

Amy said...

I love the cemetery shots! Beautiful and peaceful.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your pictures and I agree. I think graveyards are peaceful. I have always loved walking thru and imagining the lives that the people led. : ) Great idea for peace!

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