Last month, my sister took me and the kids (along with her six kids) to another pioneer cemetery near the ranch my parents manage. It was a beautiful little Catholic cemetery - many immigrants from Ireland. The head stones said which counties they were from in Ireland. It was fascinating. Even though it was hot and dry, there were a lot of late-blooming flowers (mostly) weeds. It was a perfect place for an impromptu photo shoot. Josiah won't ever stand still long enough, so Hailey usually ends up being my subject. Even though my camera stinks (hoping to get a new one for Christmas), I came up with this one really good shot. Doesn't it just scream, "Miss Personality"?Browsing through the flowers.I absolutely love this shirt. Normally I don't like red on Hailey (because of her hair and skin tone), but for some reason this shirt works. Thanks, Abby!I love the way the wind is blowing her hair in this picture.I was trying to experiment with some foreground work. I liked the wrought-iron fence, headstone in the corner and children in the tall vegetation. Jacob (Stacie's son) and Hailey were having a great time playing in the weeds together. This cemetery has an incredible view as you can see by the horizon. You could many of the mountains in the Cascades. What a beautiful place to rest in peace.
There is so much history in old cemeteries. So much left up to the imagination. Great homeschooling opportunities await in pioneer cemeteries.