Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday



It was such a beautiful morning Monday that I was able to snap some shadow shots while doing this story about a flagpole (see top photo) local veterans had installed in the Olde Derby Uptown Burial Ground in Derby, Ct. to honor veterans from centuries ago.
The veterans' groups place American flags on the graves of veterans throughout the area every Memorial Day weekend, but the problem is many of these centuries-old gravestones are illegible, and so it is unclear whether the person was a veteran or not.
The flagpole was placed there to honor all veterans interred at the site.

If you click on the link you'll see the headline on my story on the Web site is missing a letter - it should say "all" not "ll." I didn't do it!

This beautiful historic cemetery, situated on a sloping hill near the Naugatuck River, is said to be the oldest public cemetery in the United States.

See many more Shadow Shots at our awesome Aussie friend Tracy's blog, Hey Harriet.

16 comments:

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Beautiful shots. It's nice that the veterans are honored there. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

sarayutouched said...

old cemetaries are beautiful...love the shots.

have a great weekend.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i have always loved old cemeteries. so much to ponder in there...

smiles, bee
oxoxoxoxoxoxo

frayedattheedge said...

Lovely shadow shots - and it's good to know that the sacrificies of past generations are still honoured.

Sylvia K said...

What beautiful captures! And it is good indeed to know that veterans sacrifices are still being honored today. Old cemeteries are so lovely and interesting! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Catherine said...

and what a beautiful place it is indeed - great shots - is it older than the one in Boston where Paul Revere is buried??

Manang Kim said...

Wow the oldest cemetery...that is amazing! Happy Sunday!

Shadodw Shot Sunday

EG Wow said...

The headstones cast lovely shadows. Old cemeteries are interesting, aren't they?

Serendipity said...

What a fascinating place! Great post :)

Dianne said...

I love the shot where the rolling hill is half in shadow and half in sun

beautiful shots Patti

I hope you get your pigeonhole desk one day
I always wanted a roll top desk and a grandfather clock :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Beautiful shots.

wanderlust said...

Very nice. Enjoy the weekend!

Hot Fudge said...

I read your article and was quite moved by it. My husband and brother are both American history buffs and we visited several cemeteries while travelling through the US. Your images are really poignant and I have always been impressed by the way you Americans take care of your history.

Hey Harriet said...

Very moving photos and it's so good to hear that the veterans are being honored. Great story! Such a pity somebody goofed up with the title. Have a great week!

Greyscale Territory said...

These photos show that a cemetery can be a very pretty place of light and just a hint of shadow! Lovely photos!

Linda said...

Looks like you took full advantage of one of our rare sunny days to get these shots - which are marvelous!

I think it's a great idea for them to have installed the pole honoring all just in case they missed someone on stones that can't be read anymore. Kudos to the town!