This Blog is dedicated to the photographing of graveyards and headstones to preserve the information inscribed on each marker for historical and genealogical research. I enjoy the time I spend in each cemetery gathering digital data and pondering some of life’s most important questions while I pause at each marker that commemorates someone’s life here on earth.
It’s in the silence of the cemetery that I feel the most alive. Is it because I am surrounded by so much death and finality? Is it there that I realize the very nature of life is the coming of death?
Could be, I don’t know. But I do know that as I look back in the past through researching my own family’s history and discovering who they were, I have learned more about who I am. As I visit the graves of family and stranger alike, I feel a kinship with them, and a responsibility to remember and honour them. This I do here.