The Dainty Squid one day and saw that she had posted photos she had taken in a cemetery. I've always had wee heebie-jeebies about cemeteries... but I also find them incredibly beautiful.
On a Sunday I went for my usual ocean side drive (to get out of the house--I've been cooped up for almost a month with a ruined wrist, going crazy without knitting.) Along the ocean-side on Dallas Rd is the Ross Bay Cemetery.
I've driven by it hundreds of times, but in the five years I've lived in Victoria, I have never walked through it. I read a book in university that included a woman's diary who was buried there and have always been curious (I need to unpack said book and look up her name for my next visit!) I went home,
bundled up, grabbed my Nikon and drove back.
At first I felt weird walking around taking pictures of graves. I'm extraordinarily self conscious when it comes to taking photos. I'm not a photographer, and I would say I'm an EXTREME novice when it comes to non-point and shoot cameras. Once I took a few pictures, I felt better and started to get excited. It was about 4pm so the sun was heading down and the light was perfect. I stayed until the light was fleeting (and I couldn't feel my limbs they were so cold!).
Here is the first installment of my photos. Thanks Dainty Squid for the inspiration!