Monday, August 17, 2009
Pear Tree Cemetery
Click on the image above for a better glimpse of the Confederate flag waaaay in the background.
(It's easy enough to see the one in the foreground unless, like me, you need reading glasses for up close vision and contact lenses for distance vision and regular old glasses for watching TV and...could someone just call Mathews Convalescent Center and reserve a room for me? Thanks.)
Below is one of my favorite pictures of late, if only I had zoomed in a little more and put the tombstones in balance and centered/focused on the flag a little more. The flag peeking around the corner of the tombstone just does something to me, I'm not quite sure what. Perhaps it's the stark contrast between the drab, ancient tombstones and the bright, vivid colors of the flag. Maybe it's the flag taking a furtive glimpse around the corner to see if anyone's looking.
The other day, realizing I hadn't taken any new pictures in a month of Sundays, I ventured out in search of new things. Many times I've driven by Pear Tree Cemetery down Onemo, but I never took the time to stop and absorb it. What looks like a tiny, ordinary cemetery from the road actually is quite a wonderland after you turn into the driveway.
One of the biggest surprises was the abundance of Confederate graves.
Tomorrow I'll write more about what I found, but right now my computer is begging me to beat it with a sledgehammer and I am trying to be polite and suggest that maybe we just need some time apart to let the tension cool off a bit.
However, in case there is no Life in Mathews post on Tuesday, understand that I am attending a funeral service for my computer, only there will be no flags waving on the grave.
There might be a frizzy-haired woman dancing on top of it, though.