Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I am sick of this HOT weather! I'm tired of watering my flowers everyday so that they survive and pulling weeds and building that damn fence to block out my neighbor! I can't get all the weeds because his truck is parked next to the property line and then I "accidentally" watered his truck as I tried watering my flowers!
I am in the mood for FALL! I'm thinking about Halloween. Everything I paint usually is dog or cat related. And while I adore painting them, I feel I need to stretch a little and try to do something else too!
So I drove to one of the cemeteries in my town and took a bunch of photos for inspiration. I did this once before and edited them to black and white. These are as is...I might end up altering them but I think I got some good photos. Something to get me in the spirit of Halloween!
Here's a few shots of the caretakers house -
Here are some headstones with the deceased photo enclosed in glass

Here are some mausoleum's
This is a sad one, a dog used to stay by his owners grave and when the dog passed away, they made a statue in his memory.

a ball or maybe a globe

a pyramid -

These are cool but kinda spook me out -

and some more shots -

I went right after work, while the light was still good, and before it was twilight...then it's too spooky and they lock the gates when it gets dark.


sassypackrat said...

I am not fond of cemeteries. The angels and stone lady statutes freak me out. Of course I can thank a Dr. Who episode for that and will never turn my back on one of those statutes again! I am interested to see what you do with the photos.

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Yep!!! That might get us all in the spirit of halloween!!! Yaa!!! Well I love fall but do not like winter at all...so we could stop after fall and go back to spring again!!!!! Skip summer at least the really hot part and go to fall!!!! I can dream!!!! hugs

Sandy Mastroni said...

these are great photos ! I love that caretaker's house SO much
and I'm glad you got out before they lock up !!!!!
The dog makes me so sad ... maybe they are together now .
I should do this too ..... just go out with my camera !
I always leave my camera home .
You've inspired me ......... thank you

Kaerie Faerie said...

I love these photos, such a peaceful place, where is it?
It is hot here tooo

Autumnforest said...

Okay, it's official! That is the best cemetery in the world! I always wanted to make love in a cemetery--this is the one I'd choose. hee hee

yoborobo said...

That is an amazing cemetery! The one with the dog made me really sad. I love the stone lady. Maybe you should paint some Halloween art now that you are inspired (nudge nudge!). :)) xox! Pam

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Great photo´s! I love cemeteries and can stay there for hours just enjoying the silence and the calm atmosphere. Out here on the countryside it´s no problem around cemeteries, but in the big cities it´s dangerous to walk there by night.

Have a great day now!

denise said...

that's a good cemetery...I really like the caretaker's house..ooooh boy!

and the dog? gotta love the dog...of course, today, anything sad and dog related is making me cry...putting one down will do that to a girl...hey, perfect for this post! but he won't be buried in a cemetery, he'll be in my backyard.

Abi said...

You need to move to England... I promise you will tire of rain :O)Gorgeous house!
Scarey cemetry.
Naughty doggy.
Gorgeous birthday cake. I mean really gorgeous.
Are you putting more wallpaper up in your bathroom, or leaving it, or painting it?

yoborobo said...

Cindi! What Homer video? Did I miss something somewhere? xox

oldblackcatboo said...

Denise: I'm SO SORRY you had to put your rescue dog down. That is absolutely the worst part of trying to save the poor little ones. Sometimes people have damaged them so badly, they can just never recover from it. I know that you tried so hard....at least he's at peace and not terrified anymore....though I know that doesn't lessen your heartache.
XOXO - Cindi

oldblackcatboo said...

Abi: I had that awful wallpaper BORDER around the whole thing. It was VERY dated looking. I have textured plaster in there and I'm repainting. White (of course) and a golden brown...I'm thinking of hanging my Golden Retriever paintings in there!
(HA! Go figure!)