A Graveyard Event

Where does the time go? When I signed up last month for Carl’s group read of The Graveyard Book I knew on October 10th he planned on holding an event in conjunction with the group read. He wanted us to post anything as long as it pertained to graveyards. I thought about doing something clever since I’ve been to a few graveyards in the States and England. Yet, time slipped away and today is the 10th and I’ve got nothing. I did snap a couple of photos during my walk this past Monday. For other entries, please visit this page.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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34 Responses to A Graveyard Event

  1. fgassette says:

    I like the fall color leaves over the tombstones.


  2. Carl V. says:

    Now *that* is an interestingly overgrown graveyard. I like it. Its the kind of place I would walk past and my curiosity would get the better of me and I’d find myself whisked off through a ghoul gate.

    • TBM says:

      Ha…since reading about the ghoul gates I’ve been keeping my eyes open for one. If you are ever in the area I’ll show you around this cemetery. I have a map of all the famous residents and I have a few spots that I love to visit.

  3. I completely understand how time slips through you fingers! (Where September went, I’m still not sure and we’re into the second week of October already!) Lovely images 🙂

  4. L says:

    love the effect autumn has on graveyards. I was thinking how potentially chilling the leaves can be in your photograph, seeing how they are still green near the tree but turning to rust red as they’ve reached out to cling to the gravestones…

  5. Deb Atwood says:

    The colors are so soft. They blend well with the background.

  6. Carol says:

    I love the colors, but it looks sad all over-grown like that.

  7. lynnsbooks says:

    I knew you would have some beautiful photos to share for this. I love the colours and strangely, I hope this isn’t too weird, but I sort of like the over-grown look – although I can see why it makes it a bit sad and forlorn.
    Lynn 😀

    • TBM says:

      From what I know, they can only maintain 1/4 of the cemetery at a time (budget reasons) so some parts are trimmed and others are overgrown. Dogs are only allowed in the overgrown sections, which works for me. I find it lovely in a way. and Miles likes the little trail. Except last spring the bushes were really tall and he became afraid when there was a bend. he’d slow down and look to see if the coast was clear. It made me giggle.

  8. dadirri7 says:

    i am with carl, just cant keep out of those old graveyards …the interesting ones with foliage!

  9. I love those brilliant red leaves. They look so bright and alive–even though really, they’re changing color because they’re on the way to dying too. I feel like there’s a metaphor or symbolism or something in there somewhere…I’m not quite clever enough to tease it out!

  10. Jo Bryant says:

    the plants really soften the gravestones

  11. T.F.Walsh says:

    Love the colours.

  12. zelmare says:

    Very nicely done! That second shot is amazing! The vibrant reds against the grey works fantastically well! 🙂

  13. Jenna says:

    Fabulous images… love the colors and contrast that the bright leaves provide. I have a bunch of great graveyard photos from years past, but like you- time slipped away and I never did get to unearthing them!

  14. Ms C says:

    Hi, stumbled upon your blog and really like it. Am wondering why Carl wants graveyard posts on the date you mentioned. I’d pick All Saints. Or will he be in Transylvania that day?
    Just joking.

  15. Boy, this brought out the comments didn’t it? I love graveyards. I often stop and stroll through an interesting one if I am traveling. I even worked at an office at a Perpetual Care Cemetery for a couple of years.

    • TBM says:

      I love visiting graveyards during my travels. You can learn so much about a place and the people. New Orleans has one of the most original–at least so far.

  16. Fergiemoto says:

    Those are colorful tombstones with the autumn leaves. Nice shots!

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