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Sometimes things that are intended to be useful don’t quite work out.

Maps to a large cemetery are a very good idea. And a rack to hold them? Genius!

An empty rack, though, isn’t particularly useful. In fact, it seemed like was taunting us just a little…

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.6.2018

Five Blades

I take a lot of photos in cemeteries* but every now and then when I visit one, I’m not feeling it. But on those times when it all starts to run together, I can almost always find interesting things at the caretaker’s shack.

This was one of those times – the cemetery itself held little interest. But this: the glass was gone and the fan was on (even though no one was around and the shack was locked**) pulling damp air inside.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.6.2018

*Even though one of my photography teachers (let’s just call him “Keith Carter” since that was his name) was adamant about not shooting cemeteries. But then again, he’s famous and I’m not, for what that’s worth.
**Of course I checked.


A wooden church. A graveyard. A misty day.

Three of my favorite things in one place.

And then there’s that dribble of white paint….

Rossway, Nova Scotia
photographed 7.28.2015

Her blank stare

This cemetery madonna was weather-worn – in fact most of her face was sort of…not there. But she still stood there, doing her job.

Prairie Center Road
near Kearney, Nebraska
photographed 8.27. 2018

A rakish angle

Someone left the cemetery rake leaning against a tree, and the afternoon sun cast a nice shadow on the tree, at a (dare I say it?!) rakish angle.

Lebanon, Nebraska
photographed 8.26.2018

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