Sunday, April 29, 2007

Spectral.


St. Peter's Cemetery :: Old City :: Philadelphia
A resting ground for some very old souls, indeed. Shades shaded by glorious rosy dogwoods, dappled and in full bloom.


yellow :: limestone
A bright tulip or two nod their heads sleepily in this placid spot.
Limestone tucked in tight under leafy bedcovers.


A very old soul rests here.
Ancient marker cracked, doubled over, sagging with the weight of age.


red tulips :: monument
In the midst of bustling streets, there are pockets of peace and quiet.


pink :: limestone
Lone beauty overseeing this sleeping place.


pink :: dogwood underside
Floral overhang, a winsome canopy for this somnolent site.

Spectral, or, how I spent a glorious Saturday afternoon.
I love this old cemetery, mere blocks from my own sleeping place. It's quite a pretty place to spend a sunny moment, breathing in old history and marveling at the lovely new growth of the fresh season.

I'll be back soon with news of sock knitting that, happily, involves size 1 needles and substantial, sproingy yarn... ahhhh, frogging the two Lorna's Laces socks was vindicating! I'm enjoying my sock knitting all the more now.

Have a relaxing Sunday evening!

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19 Comments:

Blogger pamela wynne said...

such a lovely post. thanks for sharing. :)

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Beautiful post and photos, M. The flowers are such a contrast against those ancient headstones. Brilliant.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

You captured this place beautifully.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Desiknitter said...

Beautiful pictures. My favourite was the sagging with age one.

8:12 PM  
Blogger iSeL said...

Is that where you went to frog your socks? How appropriate. ;)

8:59 PM  
Anonymous nova said...

Excellent photos! I especially like how you photographed so much life...

11:41 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Such beautiful photos! I like the contrast of the gravestones with the blooming flowers. Glad the sock knitting has improved for you!

1:20 AM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Beautiful photos! Lovely words.

3:28 AM  
Blogger vera said...

Thanks for taking us on a nice stroll with you...gorgeous pictures.

5:09 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

old cemeteries are wonderful - such great stories and the colors you chose to pair them with - stunning!

9:29 AM  
Anonymous joy said...

thank you for the tulips.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous diana said...

the photos are lovely and remind me to go visit old city next time i'm back home.

10:57 AM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

So gorgeous, Philadelphia is so magical at times...

11:47 AM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

What calming, beautiful pictures.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

this is really, really lovely. something about the contrast between the softness and impermanence of the flowers and the hard stone... and then how the stone isn't so permanent after all... nicely captured.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous carolyn said...

lovely photos.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Thanks for the beautiful post. I enjoyed its calm, peaceful nature.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

This season really lends itself to the color for PS... and you find such a lovely way to showcase them. Great post, M!

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

gorgeous shots. I used to walk past this cemetery every single day on my way to work. Good friends got married there, and their professional photographer--not normally a wedding photographer--who had a totally ironic air, had them pose in amongst the graves for their wedding photos. They are AWESOME.

5:49 PM  

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