Thursday, October 9, 2008

{ new discoveries }

Oh how I wish I was outside enjoying this lovely Fall day...but, alas, I am swamped with projects–thus the belated posting today. 

sneak peek by you.

These photos were taken during a recent morning stroll in the historic city cemetery, located close to my home. It might sound a bit odd, but this is my new favorite {and secret} escape spot. 

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purple haze by you.

Ten acres of lush gardens, gorgeous architectural elements, and rich California history create the ideal outdoor museum for one to explore leisurely. 

1862 by you.

overflowing by you.

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And just so you don't think I'm too out there, the public is encouraged and welcome to visit anytime–either through a self-guided tour or via the many tours and events that are hosted at the cemetery nearly every weekend. Check a city guide for a historic cemetery in your area...you might be pleasantly surprised by what you discover.

{all images by moi–thank you again Steve for letting me borrow your camera}

12 comments:

cindy : quaint said...

your photos are so beautiful and it does look like a lovely setting. i love photography. it suits you, too.

Krissy said...

gorgeous shots! it looks like a fantastic getaway spot :)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Wow, Suzanne these are absolutely gorgeous.....
The first and fourth ones being my favorites and leaving me pining for a visit to said sanctuary....*sigh*
Thank you dear!
xo
Melis

Kasey said...

Lovely photo's with the new camera!
the architecture is stunning.
k-

Julia said...

Oh, I don't think this is weird at all! My parents thought it a bit odd, but I used to love hiking up to the edge of town where the oldest cemetery in the county was. It was always so quiet, so peaceful and full of HUGE trees :)

Have a wonderful weekend, darling!

Anonymous said...

If only I had the "eye" for such photos...great pics...

...Steve

karey m. said...

it's not the camera, i don't don't think! great eye, you! have a fab weekend!

Solange said...

Nice pictures, your blog is great and always a inspiration.
have a good weekend and I will be back!

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Light and texture...you hit a homerun with both!

Tissy

AnastasiaC said...

great shots...i love cemetries...so peaceful and calm!

nichole said...

Those are lovely photos, and I have to admit, I derive a certain amount of calm from the cemetery as well. Shhhhh!

The Lil Bee said...

These photos are all gorgeous (as usual), but that shot of the gate with the flowers behind it is truly breathtaking. I've always felt like I could escape in gardens, the ones with the tall hedges especially, so I could see why this cemetery would give you that feeling. I don't think it's weird...it's so pretty;)

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