Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Grave Stone Inscription -- Dardenne Cemetery

 "Soon shall we meet again.
 Meet ne'r to sever;
Soon will peace wreathe her chain round us forever."

The very old memorials to the dead contained some interesting inscriptions. This was my favorite. I envisioned a marriage and family on the frontier who enjoyed the great gift of family and marital love coupled with the faith that the same sociality that exists in this life will continue in the eternities - the great hope and desire that family bonds last beyond the grave.

Unrelated question: How did the inscriptionist make this inscription? Use a stencil? Free hand?
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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dardenne Cemetery

 Established in the early 1800's, this cemetery is a very peaceful spot in the woods. It was beautiful in the early morning light.

(As a photo opportunity, it presented the challenges of obtaining proper exposures due to the predominance of green color. When green is prevalent, a good rule of thumb is that you stop down the aperature by, at least, two thirds of one stop from the metered exposure to avoid overexposure.)
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Dardenne Cemetery

We enjoyed an early morning photoshoot at the Dardenne Cemetery located west of Dardenne Creek in the Busch Preserve. It was adjacent to the old, no longer standing, Dardenne Presbyterian Church.  It was worth the thorns, high grass and Missouri woods through which we hiked to find the cemetery, as we accessed it from the Fox Haven Subdivision.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Clematis Blossoms

Blossoms galore cover the mailbox in the morning light.
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Our Clematis plant now has hundreds of blossoms.
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Meadow adjacent to Dardenne Creek in South St. Charles County, Missouri

This image of a beautiful meadow looks like an impressionist painting. 
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The Streaking Canada Goose

It really is an image processing trick, not a streaking goose.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chilly Bird

This little bird was all fluffed up on chilly Spring day 
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Great Blue Heron

Saturday, in south St. Charles County, Missouri, near the headwaters of Dardenne Creek, I captured  this image of a Great Blue Heron fishing in a pond. This was not, as you can see, a "catch and release," rather an "eat what you catch" fisherman.

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