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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lone Fir Cemetery in Autumn

I have so many pretty autumn photos that I took at the Lone Fir Cemetery this past weekend that I do not know where to start. But I really liked this one, which shows the autumn colors and the gravestones rising out through the fallen leaves on the ground.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Queen Of His Heart Forever

I fully intended on visiting Lone Fir Cemetery before Halloween, but as I mentioned in yesterdays post, just did not have the time. I was able to visit this past weekend, however, and it was so interesting to wander through the pioneer graveyard and peek into Portlands unique past.

A little history lesson now: the cemetery began in 1846 when Emmor Stephens was buried on the family land claim by his son, James. When James sold the property, he insisted that the gravesite be maintained. Eventually, many other people were buried around Emmor, and Lone Fir Cemetery was established after 1866.

In 1887, James buried his wife, Elizabeth, here. It is said that he came to visit her almost every day, and imagined that he was holding her hand. He had a monument carved with likenesses of himself and his Elizabeth, holding hands for eternity. When he passed two years later, he was placed here with her. The monument is probably the most sweet (yet admittedly a bit creepy) grave marker I have ever seen.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Frayed Edges

I took a week and a half off from posting due to the fact that my husband and I bought our first house a couple of weeks back, and we finally moved in last weekend. Yesterday was the first time I was able to get out of the house with my camera in weeks, and even then, it was a rushed journey. The rain was due to arrive around 1pm, and it did, just as we loaded back into the car. I am glad I was able to get out and capture some of the autumn sights, including this macro of a frayed mushroom amongst the fallen leaves.

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