I made mention of camping near a cemetery when my lil’ family went on an adventure over Memorial Day weekend. I indicated in that post that I would be sharing additional photos. So, here you go.
The Iron City Cemetery near St. Elmo, Colorado is home to miners who faced death in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s in the Mary Murphy mine either through explosions, collapses, or illnesses. Some children were laid to rest here after fighting a losing battle with life threatening illnesses. Some plots are unoccupied and some burials are more recent. A plaque erected at the entrance lists the deceased along with the cause of death.
As I walked among the headstones, I marveled at the fences, gates, statues, the beauty of the mountains surrounding this sacred site, and pondered what life must have been like working in the mines and battling illnesses that medical advances have annihilated. History is fascinating. May they rest in peace.
Take a picture of yourself or someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background or the foreground the center of attention. The Daily Post
Today on The Daily Post, the photographer’s prompt is green.
This week’s photo challenge at The Daily Post is escape. This word, for me, conjures up images of engaging in an activity or possibly an adventure that totally submerses you. You leave the world behind and focus only on the enjoyment at hand. Your brain is free to take it all in through all 5 senses and to run a continuous loop through your brain of all your stress free moments. These pictures represent escape to me.
What do you do to “escape” the stresses of the day to day? Do you engage in outdoor activities? Enjoy a nice meal with a perfectly paired wine? Submerse yourself in a great read with a cup of coffee and a comfortable chair? Sometimes, it is the little things…
A Word in Your Ear has opened the dictionary again, and this week, it landed on “face.” The face of a child always makes me smile. Here are my contributions.
Grab your camera or look through your archives and join the challenge. Sometimes, it is the little things.
This week’s IphoneOgraphy challenge is Black and White. I took this photo with my iphone 5 and made edits with A Beautiful Mess, a new iphone app recently downloaded.
To check out other photos in the IphoneOgraphy challenge, visit Lens and Pens by Sally.
My lil’ family has visited Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs on several occasions. To say it is breathtaking is an understatement. You can fill your afternoon with hiking, biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, or setting up your tripod for that perfect shot.