Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Quiet Place

Often the nicest things are close by.  It is not necessary to drive a long ways to see something special. 

A place that may only be a short distance from you, is a long way away for someone else. 

A few weeks ago I drove to a state park close to where I live.  It was a sunny warm day.  Since it was a week day, not many people were around. 

I did notice these two men in a small fishing boat. 

I liked this solitary picnic table close to the water.

After spending time near this small park, I drove through the country down a gravel road. I came across this cemetery.

It was a small cemetery.

A marker indicated it had been there since 1849.

 Some of the headstones were so old you could not read the words on them any longer.

Several of the graves were decorated with American flags or flowers.

It was a peaceful setting on a quiet afternoon.

Within a short distance I had found two places that were very peaceful and serene.  It was a good way to spend an afternoon.


Marge said...

Now that is my idea of a perfect afternoon! Nice to see you again, Russell!

Small City Scenes said...

I echo what Marg said. Things close by are often the best. I do love to poke around old cemeteries and wonder about the people that came here before us. And almost empty parks are always nice.
I hope your students enjoy the images of Washington the state. A bit of a different pace than what you usually talk about I do imagine.
Thanks for visiting. MB