Providing A Boost Up

Black And White Photography, Don, Photography

 

It is an old family cemetery that dates back to the mid-1800s with its last burial in 1942. Years ago someone tried to mark the graves with white crosses, a gallant effort, but ultimately in vain. Today the forlorn old crosses sit haphazard among overgrown bushes, weeds and gloomy Spanish moss.

And while this old graveyard has a woeful and melancholy feel, it has its light-hearted touches. This ladder leaning against the tree, so handy to a number of graves, seems to be ready to help these souls start their climbs to their own personal Elysian Fields. Who doesn’t need a boost up; one last bit of help?

 

Past And Present

Black And White Photography, Don, Photography

Looking at the cruise ship Carnival Magic through the rigging of the tall ship Elissa (1877). Port of Galveston, Texas.