Unfortunately, my friend was unable to make our weekly outing yesterday, so I ventured out to a cemetery near my home alone. Well, not totally alone, I had my trusty sidekick Sadie (our faithful, beautiful, best-dog-in-the world baby). It is an old, beautiful cemetery and once you enter it, you feel like you’re on top of the world. It sits way up on a very big hill that overlooks our town. You can either drive in, or take the many stairs to get to the first “level”. There is also a second set of stairs that I reserved for the next outing.
I took Sadie for a little walk and soon learned that we were not the only ones venturing out to the cemetery that day. It seems that it is a walker’s heaven. We saw a handful of adults taking their evening stroll along with a small group of teenagers playing hackey sack. There were about a million squirrels and one Rotweiler walking its owner. Literally.
In this cemetery there is an area that is referred to as Veteran’s Circle. There are veterans from different wars that are buried in a circle around a monument that bears this plaque:
Every time I see it, I send them a whispered “thank you” and become quite reflective myself. I can’t help but notice though, that the view from their final resting place is breathtaking. What a wonderful spot to spend eternity. They deserve it.
Sadie and I strolled through some of the paths and lanes, looking for photo opportunities and found a few. And even though we had a good time and got some exercise, I missed my photo buddy and hope she is back to clicking soon! I’m not sure if it was the setting or my upcoming surgery (WHY do we have gall bladders if they can just rip them out of our bodies?) that had me in such a soul searching, introspective mood, but this is the shot that came out of that mood. I have to say, I like it.