Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Offerings, Number Ten...

You may have noticed that I missed last Wednesday and Friday.  There's a story involved, but truthfully, it's not a very good one, and so I won't go into it here.  Suffice to say that computer issues were part of the problem, but not its entirety.

My most humble apologies, and I return today with a new Offering.

I love cemeteries...I can stroll for hours through the stones, enjoying the peace and quiet, paying attention to not much in particular.

I went to visit my dad's grave today, and on a whim took my camera. I consider photography as much a part of my art as anything I do with a pencil or brush, and so I make a photo Offering today.

As I strolled around the corner from my dad's grave, I came upon this Graveyard Angel, whom I had never noticed before:

I was entranced, and when I moved forward to get a closer shot, I found, through sheer happenstance of where I was standing, that she was staring back at me...

One step closer...

I won't lie to you: it was a very subtle, creepy moment--the almost total silence, combined with stone eyes--carved long ago--peering at me through my camera lens.

And that's why I submit it here, for your consideration, as a Halloween Offering.

I hope you enjoy it.




  1. Hey Brad, you would love me location! I live across the street from a cemetery. Before they put up the fence, I would take my dog for a walk through it, or go for a jog through it. It is a fascinating place to be. And yes, while I never encountered an angel staring back at me, there were certainly moments where I'm certain I wasn't the only one there. Thanks for sharing my friend!

  2. Um, you never noticed it before? Don't blink! Don't turn you back on it!


  3. Yes that is pretty creepy lol Thanks for sharing Brad.

  4. Yeah, heed Cecilia's warning, don't take your eyes off her when you're there. Maybe even try not to blink too much, just in case. if you need a clue

    Good pictures. You won't look at them the same way after you watch the video.