Oct 31, 2013

The Outcasts...

 
Happy Halloween...
 
 
I thought I'd take you back
to Roslyn, WA today...
 
if you remember
we have been there twice before
 
and for those of you who have known me a long time
 
Part of the charm of Roslyn is the small town appeal,
there are less than 900 residents...
 
living residents...

 
but,
what really makes Roslyn interesting are the
5000 graves!
 
19 acres,
divided into 26 separate ethnic cemeteries,
totaling 5000 graves...
 
surely a haunted place,
if ever there was one...


I believe the most prosperous
job in town
 must have been the
Monumental Mason...
 

 
all that aside,
today's bit of eerie fun happened
 when I was walking the woods behind the cemeteries
collecting pine cones...
 

there I found these two graves
alone in the woods...
 


outcasts perhaps?

 
one a simple homemade cross...
 
 


the other
 a work of art...
 




spending eternity
together,
 
alone in the woods...
 

 
 
Have a Boo-tiful Halloween...


15 comments:

Rosetta Di Leo said...

Mi piacciono queste immagini!Buon Halloween!Rosetta

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a beautiful place. We here in Southern California do not see cemeteries like these. I'm new to your blog. I'm doing some caught up on you blog. You have a beautiful home and garden. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day. Happy Halloween.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

kerrie of sea cottage said...

The outcasts tombstones are so beautiful. I like that they are in the forest all alone. How beautiful it is there.

Lavender Cottage said...

Eerie, and kind of sad that these two souls were not allowed to be in the sanctioned cemetery.
Happy Halloween!
Judith

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow beautiful! And definitely eerie but enchanting. That long shot is fabulous!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love to go and see the old cemetery's.
I bet the two all alone in the woods belong to a family that lived there.
Now there house is gone but they are still there on the land forever.
Have a Happy Halloween. Stop by and met Broomzella on my latest post.
Mary

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bella, what a beautiful post. I love old cemeteries. They seem like an artist's canvas to me. All the beautiful iron work and the poetry on the stones. What a pretty setting for the graves in the woods. Roslyn, WA is on my destination list for our next trip up north..Happy Halloween..Judy

Karen Frost said...

So touching...so lovely! Happy Halloween! xo

Debbie said...

I love walking through the older sections of cemeteries. We lived just a few acres down from a very small one when we lived at the farmhouse (built in 1848).The headstones were from the 1800's.
Your post today is wonderful, and appropriate for Halloween. I like the bit of mystery you've wound into your post, Bella. Lovely photos to go with the words.
xo

Haworth said...

So beautiful and sad, Bella, and yet they are together. What a haunting discovery. Thank you so much for sharing it, and all your other lovely photos.

Rose L said...

I was trying to read the tombstones. Find A Grave actually likes people to send photos and the information from old tombstones and where they are located for genealogists searching their family trees.
Sometimes people had their own plots on their farms where family were buried. My family has one in Missouri on an old farm, and it must not be disturbed by those now owning the property.

Alessandra said...

I like them and i like they are alone in the wood. Happy Halloween
Kisses
Alessandra

One Shabby Old House said...

What a beautiful town to live and pass through.

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi!!!

I think it's something that doesn't happen everyday, finding two graves in the woods. I would have loved to hear the history as to why they are there.

Maybe at one time it was close to a house...Who knows!! Very interesting!!

The forest is so beautiful and peaceful!!!

Pam

Peggy Sue said...

I have always loved old cemeteries! I feel peaceful with the old stones and wonder about the people who have gone before me...this was just beautiful! I would of so loved to have been you and seen this for myself...but i am greatful you shared! Made me smile!