Friday, November 22, 2013

Cemeteries and Witches ~ October in Millbury, Massachusetts

Millbury Central Cemetery 

I had seen this cemetery in the winter of 2010, and knew that it would be just as beautiful, in Autumn. Here is some fall music, to go with it! A little George Winston Autumn ...

I have merged, like the bird, with the bright air,
And my thought flies to the place by the bo-ree.
Being, not doing, is my first joy.
~ Theodore Roethke quoted
in Finding Deep Joy by Robert Ellwood

The fullness of joy 
is to behold God in everything.
~ Julian of Norwich 
quoted in Meditations with Julian of Norwich
by Brendan Doyle

From joy I came,
For joy I live,
and in Thy sacred joy
I shall melt again.
~Paramahansa Yogananda 

Beside the cemetery ...

That evening, on the way to Dawn sister's, I saw the moon reflecting on the lake. We had to drive into a neighborhood and find a spot to photograph through the houses ...

You could just see a just bit of the moon in the water, (see below) by the time we got to it, but what a great view! Might need to paint this! Love the purple and blue sky that also reflects into the water. Fortunately, the owners didn't come out, to see what we were up to. Dawn said they's probably be flattered anyway.

Pumpkin carving with Dawn's family ...

And, Dawn and I getting into the Halloween spirit. It was October 18th, after all!

Blessings and light!


Joop Zand said...

It's a nice post again Lucinda...... all the lovely leaves with the warm autumn colors, it's nice to see.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Still remembering's today 50 years ago.

KB said...

You brought back many wonderful memories of autumns in New England. I lived there for a decade, and I loved it. Your photographs of the cemetery are wonderful. The autumn leaves and the old grave stones complement each other beautifully.

Marty said...

beautiful cemetery ! here the most are very ugly...
love your images of life !
happy sunday

donna baker said...

Love the photos. Wonder why cemeteries are soothing... Me, I'll be scattered to the four winds.

rjerdee said...

Such a beautiful story about the city of the dead. I love walking through these places, reading and imagining the lives once lived. So peaceful.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely little story told in pictures. Very inviting. It looks like you had a wonderful Halloween.

Loree said...

serene and beautiful is how I would describe this cemetery.

Unknown said...

What beautiful fall images you captured! Very nice. Looks you had a ball carving pumpkins too!