Thursday, October 1, 2009

finally home

In celebration of October I'll be posting a photo from Sandgate everyday this month. This first one was taken by Sara Stell on her visit to the farm last year. We took a walk down my dirt roads and this one is in our old West Sandgate Cemetery. Most graves are pre-Civil War. (My town's older than our country, son.) You can see a mess of her photos from the farm in October here.

P.S. Thank you to the reader who posted one of Sara's photos in the current issue of Mother Earth News!


Blogger Knowing Photography said...

beautiful fall photography..thank you for sharing :)

October 1, 2009 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger BJ Gingles said...

I know this will sound weird, but I just LOVE graveyards. To me they are peaceful and full of history and a testamony that life goes on.

I look forward to the October pics.

October 1, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Sarah Sanders said...

I loved the CAF picture in the latest MEN!!!!! It made me smile to see it and know a *little* bit about the person behind it all!! :o)

October 1, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Very nice pics!!

October 1, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Karen Sue said...

Funny, I picked up that issue just last weekend, and have only flipped through, but had to go looking yesterday for the picture. I like Sara's gift for capturing the feel...

October 1, 2009 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I love to wander small old cemetaries too. It's a glimpse into the history of family generations.I marvel at their resilience, strength and tenacity. I try to imagine the ruggedness and untrampled wealth and beauty of the natural state of the land, the feral animals that roamed.

October 1, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Conny said...

I must be "weird" too because I'm with BJ Gingles - "graveyards are peaceful and full of history..."

When I was an urban planning student, one of my professors once admitted to the class that he did his best studying at cemeteries because of the peacefulness and beauty he found there.

I too am looking forward to the pictures you have planned for October posts.

October 1, 2009 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Me too ! Love the graveyards. Looking forward to the October photos.


October 1, 2009 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger kandy Gray said...

i absolutely adore cemeteries. my mom used to take me on picnics in graveyards all the time; some think that is weird, but it taught me how to be respectfully silent and contemplative at a very young age. now i could (and have)wander for hours just reading the markers and thinking....drives my husband nuts...he does not get it...

as for fall, i guess i am the only decenting voice. i like the smells, and the sound of angry squirrels (they are always chattering this time of year), and absolutely love halloween, but i get soooo cold, so cold; i get cold this time of year and cant worm up properly again till spring; it gets into my bones. and then winter comes and i get colder. i think i was a bear in a past life; all i want to do is curl up and go to sleep till the sun comes back

October 1, 2009 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger dogear6 said...

I about fell over when I saw the Cold Antler picture in MEN yesterday! I wondered if it was you or someone else (now I know). Congratulations.

I love fall also. Your Ode to October clarified my own thoughts. Thanks so much for taking time to share your life every day. I really enjoy it and I get a lot out of it.

October 1, 2009 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Tonight I thought about your book and the tutorial about training a pack dog. Honestly, I had never heard of such a thing until YOU! If I remember correctly, your father taught you. What a gift!!! Blessings, Chris

October 1, 2009 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Beautiful colors and I love the sun spots...or are they something else?? ((spooky music playing))

October 1, 2009 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger sara amber said...

my picture's in the magazine?? i got an email a while back saying they were considering a few, but then i never heard anything! oh my gosh, i need to go to the bookstore tomorrow!

October 1, 2009 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Cool pic! I love really old cemetaries. My town (city, now) is older than our country, too - I never thought of it that way. We were founded in 1692 - what about y'all?

October 1, 2009 at 10:44 PM  
OpenID norcalrn said...

I grew up in a small dairy town, and the local cemetery was behind the Elementary school. My older siblings and our friends would all go down there at night in the summer and wander around the graves. A few times we uncovered headstones that had been covered by grass- it felt amazing to be a part of a community with stories so old....

I've got to go take a look at my MEN issue now- gotta check out the picture!!

October 2, 2009 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

the trees turning their colors in the background are so pretty -such a nice place for a cemetary

October 2, 2009 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger LilacCottageGoats said...

I love Oct too. I love visiting old grave yards. I love the quaint saying. and how they describe there lives, all on one tombstone.

October 2, 2009 at 8:01 AM  
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