Regular Random – Five Minutes – Flowers on a Grave

The rules for this challenge are:

Choose a subject or a scene and spend five minutes photographing it using different angles and lighting.

On my way home from work the other day, I had a sudden impulse to stop by the cemetery near my home.  I don’t have any family or friends buried there (at least I don’t think so) but it’s calming to walk through and the chapel and grounds are absolutely beautiful.

Flowers on a Grave BW

And for once, I was able to stick with the five minute time limit for this challenge – but only because it was so humid outside!

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Belated Father’s Day

Image of the Cross

Mom and I went to the cemetery yesterday and I took my camera to get a photo of the new flowers she had placed there.  My breath caught when I realized that the light from the door had reflected the image of a cross on the marble of the vaults.  Dad’s is the vault with the red, white and blue flowers and the American flag on the upper right.

Mom's Reflection

And I caught my breath again when I realized I had captured mom’s reflection in the light.

Photo Challenge – The Road Taken

This week we are asked to share the surprise, wonder or amazement of our “road taken”.

There is a beautiful old church and cemetery around the corner from home and I stop by there frequently to walk and reflect.  I can’t help but wonder about the lives of the people buried there – their stories and the roads they took. 

So many stories, so many roads – some long and some cut short.  Love or heartbreak, rags or riches, success or failure, sickness or health…I can’t help but wonder about the roads they took.

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