Welcome to the August 2009 edition of Graveyard Rabbits carnival. The topic for this edition is “favorite photo.”
Choose your favorite cemetery-related photo and bring it to the carnival. Post the photo to your blog, along with a short description of the photo, where it was taken, and why it’s your favorite.
We have 19 authors that shared with us their favorite cemetery photo.
Diane Wright presents William Wright, Kerrville, Texas-- Carnival for August posted at The Grave Yard Rabbit Travels Wright, saying, "My personal favorite."
Randy Seaver presents The Tanzer Cenotaphs at Greenwood Memorial Park posted at South San Diego County Graveyard Rabbit, saying, "Of all of the gravesites I've seen around South San Diego County, I think that the Tanzer Cenotaphs are my favorite. They are certainly the most beautiful!"
Dorene Paul presents Favorite Cemetery Photo posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "My favorite cemetery-related photo is that thoughtful lady who is found in the St. Mary's Cemetery of Sandusky, Ohio."
Stuart Schneider presents Northampton, Mass Mausoleum Mound Behind Monuments posted at Cemetery, saying, "This cemetery has some very early graves and most stones are very legible. The light of the moon makes the monuments seem to glow."
Midge Frazel presents John Crandall posted at Granite in My Blood, saying, "New England gravestones are seldom as clear and lovely as seen in this photo of the gravestone of eighteen year old John Crandall. It was carved by the famous John Stevens, I of Newport, RI. But, why isn't he buried in Rhode Island?"
Ruth Stephens presents Association of Graveyard Rabbits Carnival: Favorite Photo posted at The Graveyard Rabbit of Cowtown.
Linda Hughes Hiser presents CGR Favorite Photo--Phillip William and Sarah Harner posted at Flipside, saying, "After a long day of cemetery searching, my brothers take a snooze on top of our ancestors."
Denise Olson presents Sarah Catherine Fairbanks posted at The Graveyard Rabbit of Moultrie Creek, saying, "Older cemeteries are often galleries containing impressive works of art. My favorite photo shows that not all cemetery art is presented on a grand scale. The design and craftsmanship displayed on Sarah and Ward's monuments show once again that treasures often come in small packages."
Greta Koehl presents My Favorite Photo: An Excursion to Mattituck Presbyterian Church Cemetery posted at The Graveyard Rabbit Afield, saying, "The photo I have submitted does not contain a tombstone or graveyard art, but I believe it illustrates the peaceful enjoyment to be had during a trek to a graveyard on a cold winter's day."
Stephanie Lincecum presents Favorite Southern Graves posted at Southern Graves, saying, "While I feature a favorite cemetery photo with special family ties, I couldn't leave you with just one. So I hope you'll enjoy my Southern Graves slideshow..."
Janet Iles presents Graveyard Rabbit of Grey County, Ontario: My favorite cemetery photo? How can I choose? posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Grey County, Ontario, saying, "It is hard to pick a favorite but the poem and illustrations on the stone caught my eye."
Julie Cahill Tarr presents Robert Joseph Durst Dauber (1970-1973) posted at Cemeteries of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, saying, “An interesting observation upon examining the photograph more closely.”
That concludes this edition. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Be sure to join us for the next edition.