Monday, October 24, 2011

Embracing Autumn



I have been so busy lately that I haven't had time to get out and enjoy the lovely fall landscape. After I dropped my daughter off at kindergarten, I took a drive around Lancaster County Park...





I parked at the covered bridge and took a little hike...








Then I went to Woodward Hill Cemetery in Lancaster. I've always wanted to check it out. 
President James Buchanan is buried there. 
I was underwhelmed by his grave.


I liked this grave site better. 



I think the lady above looks a bit sadder than the lady below. 
The one below has a slight Mona Lisa smile.



Since I saw Buchanan's grave I thought I should go get a better look at his house, Wheatland.


The back was just as nice as the front and had a nice little veggie garden growing too. 


And some lovely trees.
Just what I was looking for...


Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.  
~George Eliot







10 comments:

BeBe said...

Breathtaking!!

I walked through the cemetery beside The National Art Museum in Edinburgh Scotland and saw a grave for a zoologist who had the same birthday as me. I thought it was interesting since I wanted to go into Zoology at one point. I took a picture of his grave which has a sculpture of his face, and in the picture his face is glowing bright green. Very interesting to say the least.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

THese photos are absolutely gorgeous! The park is just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Zan Asha said...

I still say that you should start a second career as a photographer! :) Gorgeous!

I wonder, though, whose grave is guarded by the two sad statues?

TARYTERRE said...

I love walking through old cemetaries and on covered bridges. So much history, so many stories. The photo of the tree roots, near the river was awesome. And the pretty lady statues were very nice. Interesting that their expressions were slightly different. I enjoyed the tour. Thanks.

My Spotty Pony said...

What beautiful autumnal pictures! Thank you for taking me on this walk with you, I have loved it :)
Abby

Studio at the Farm said...

jen, these are so wonderful! Gorgeous photos of a beautiful area. The tree roots by the water is especially good.

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Lovely photos Jen! What an Autumnal treat!
~ Deb

said...

goodness, your photography is ravishing!

Lin said...

My favorite is of the leaf with the bridge in the background. :) Sweet. You just have this knack....

Margaret said...

I love these shots. Cemetery photos I just love... Bonaventure in Savannah GA you would love! Loved you other previous post as well. The color of the sheep's faces is so lovely. You are such a talented photographer!