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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

This week’s photo challenge is to show two things side by side that comment on each other.  I like the juxtaposition of the broken rosebud on the gravestone beside the lovely pink rosebush behind it. Broken buds like this one … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

After our visit to Il Cimitero degli Inglesi, I read the little booklet available from the cemetery office.  It said that many of the people buried in the “English” Cemetery were in fact Italians, who had been persecuted for their … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Last July, I took my daughter half an hour away from home for a week of pony camp.  She stayed with my friend Kristin’s family, but it was as long as she’d ever been away from home before. I dropped … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

Despite the heat baking the insides of my lungs, I halted before the little marble gravestone.  It stood as tall as my knee, nearly blinding me in the August sun.  I don’t know why it had seemed like a good … Continue reading

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Thumbnail Encyclopedia of Cemetery History

Silent Cities: the Evolution of the American Cemetery by Kenneth Jackson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This reference book (so-called because the photos are reproduced too small to be enjoyed without a magnifying glass) is chock-full of fascinating cemetery … Continue reading

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