Saturday, October 17, 2009

Autumn Views

Since I haven't had much time for photography this Fall I thought I'd post something from last year. These shots were taken in a local cemetary with my old camera the Fujifilm s700.







And though I published these 'Murder of Crows' images last year I thought I'd publish them again for anyone who missed them


Both of these Crow shots were taken out behind an old, boarded up local High School just before dusk. It was really cool to see so many at once!



* I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who left such kind and thoughtful messages for my Mom. It's been a tough week and I spent all day Thursday and Friday at the hospital with her while they tried to manage her pain. She's back at home now but the pain is still debilitating. Her appointment with a back surgeon is on the 27th. It can't come soon enough!

21 comments:

Valerie said...

The contrasting colours in the cemetary pictures are delightful. I loved them. I truly hope your Mom soon has some respite from her pain. The surgeons must be able to do something for the poor soul.

Laura said...

Gorgeous photos - love the colors in the sky! So sorry your Mom has to wait a couple of weeks to see the surgeon. I know the stress you are going through, and it is no fun! Take care!

hip chick said...

Beautiful pictures. If that is the high school I think it is there are often lots of ducks hanging out in a pond out back.
I hope your mum is feeling better real soon.

MaineBirder said...

Beautiful photos yet again Sharon!

I will be praying that your mom's pain subsides.

Riet said...

Beautiful fall pictures. Hope your mom is feeling better soon.

Steve B said...

It's been so windy and rainy the last couple of weekends that I have not been out much. Last weekend the graveyards have not turned yet here. I hope I can get some shots in before snow flies...oops, I hear from the guys at work that NH got some snow!

steppinthru said...

Oh, I am so sorry about your Mom. I don't know that there is anything that hurts worse than a person's back. It makes your whole body hurt. I hope she gets it all taken care of soon.
The photos of the cemetery are beautiful.

Beth at Aunties said...

I remember some of these and they are beautiful. It makes me want to start using my fuji again:)
I have been trying to reset my Nikon today to take some evening pictures tonight. Errr I wish I knew what you know! LOL
Did your mom have a cortisone shot?
Because my bones were broken, they didn't relieve my pain. The facets were totally broken off two of my vertebraes and I had bulged discs... My sciatica was 95% compromised by the time I had my surgery, which lasted 12 hours... Now I have 2 four inch rods and 6 two inch screws, from S1 to L4, for a three level fusion later, and minus three discs, I am able to do things I never thought possible again and for that I am grateful. I am still some what handicapped and can’t do what I’d love to do each day. But life is much so better. I hope she too can get relief soon. Whew...

Bless your heart for being such a wonderful daughter! Give her my love and tell her someone really understands;)
Bless her sweet heart ~♥

Andora said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE thise cemetery shots..they are gorgous..

hope ypur mom gets some relief really soon...

Country Girl said...

Oh, Sharon. I had no idea about your mom. Pain is completely debilitating but she is so lucky to have her daughter.
And your photos with the Fujifilm camera are quite breathtaking. Lovely to see.

Chris Petrak said...

There is nothing particularly notable about the crow pictures, but I love them - the sheer numbers - maybe because of the complexity of these birds, their culture, communication, and smarts. Sometimes just the subject makes for a photo that grabs a person.

dog trot farm said...

Sharon loved the photos, especially the cemetery shots. I love roaming through old grave yards admiring the old stones. I will keep you and your mom in my prayer's. My husband has dealt with back issues over the years so I can sympathize with you both. Blessings.

Jayne said...

The leaves are beautiful in the cemetery. I do hope your mom can find some help Sharon. Sending all sorts of prayers for relief of her pain and peace...

Phyllis said...

I haven't visited for a while and didn't know about your mom. I hoope she's feeling better and that the surgery does the trick for her.

Beautiful pictures of the cemetary. My older daughter loves old grave yards!

I love crows. If people would take the time to watch them, they would laugh at their antics!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Hope your Mother is feeling better today. Sorry she is having to wait. :( Great pictures - thanks for sharing. I recently ran across some pictures I took this time last year that I had forgot about.

Anonymous said...

Just as beautiful as they were last year! -Mike M.

Krista said...

These are gorgeous shots (for some reason cemeterys are so peaceful, yet haunting. sorry to hear about your Mom. Hope she's feeling well soon

The Retired One said...

There is something about cemeteries that beg for photos, isn't there?
I loved the contrast of the gray headstones and the colored leaves...and the whole death theme in it.

Scrapmomof3 said...

I am really not one who enjoys cemetaries, but I have to say the colors really take away the 'creepy' factor.

Join the Gossip said...

I stumbled across your blog looking for some beautiful fall photos, and I have certainly found them! I am from CA so I don't get to experience a real fall. I can't wait to see all of your photos =)

I especially like these because when I think of fall I think of NE and Halloween. So cool!

Thanks for sharring.

Although I am a first-time visitor and don't know the situation, I hope all works out with your mom =)

Carolynn said...

I've always been drawn to the melancholy beauty of cemetaries. These photos are quite lovely.