Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gravestones and Holly...

...make a moving combination, I think.

This large holly tree is growing in the middle of an old family plot in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in the center of town. Guess who else is buried in this cemetery?

10 comments:

Tanya said...

It is a beautiful picture. I love old cemeteries and that wrought iron is icing on the cake :)
Merry Christmas!

Dusty Lens said...

I can't say I've ever seen a holly that large. Both gravestone and holly have been there a long time. I agree, the iron fence frames the scene well.

tr3nta said...

I which you a Merry Xmas and a Happy new Year... and keep on with your great blog.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Excellent photo!

Thank you very much for the award! It's the first one I've ever received!!!

Kris said...

I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting – yet constantly reworking – this comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

You cannot know the pain it causes me to admit that I am a mere mortal (and that the magical elves on my staff have little respect for my authority or their salary packages. Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape and the elves that have shown up for work all seem a little worse for wear, if you catch my drift. All they seem to do is sit around smoking, playing cards and telling dirty jokes! Rudolph is livid.

Anyway, from myself, Henry and Ezra, have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your gingerbread men/women come out smiling.

babooshka said...

Interesting image life and death as one.

lisasarsfield said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! May it be wonderful and happy!

Congrats on your awards also:)

Fredrik said...

I wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

JM said...

Beautiful composition! Every item is fantastic!
Thank you for the congratulations.
Wish you a very happy Christmas!

P.S. I'm curious... who else is there? :-)

mkhansen said...

Thank you, everyone, and Merry Christmas to you all too!

Greg, you are very welcome!