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Friday, October 23, 2009



The wooded hills behind me were still shading the historic graveyard with the sunrise inching across the land. Soon the graves as well will be in the weakened warmth of the October sun.

The graveyard is in Femme Osage and is home to many of the original settlers of the small community. To the left of the graveyard stands the original, simple stone building used as a church. It was a very serene morning as the sun finally blanketed Femme Osage with it's welcomed warmth on that first day of frost in Missouri.

9 comments:

Sunny said...

I can almost feel the temperature change between the frosty ground and the sunlit trees. I really like the contrast in colors.
Old cemeteries make interesting photos.
Enjoy your day.
Sunny :)

Mersad said...

I like the first one! Very interesting look!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Sunny for the comment and have a great weekend!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Mersad...it was exciting to be out on the first frost of the year!

Dan

DawnTreader said...

I actually did not feel 100% sure when first looking at these... is it frost, or are you playing "tricks" with the editing... ;) But we had our first frost a couple of weeks ago and I also live close to an old graveyard... The contrasts can be amazing between shadowy and sunny spots...

septembermom said...

Striking images!

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...I wasn't playing tricks...it was actually a very heavy frost and as the sun moved across the landscape...the frost melted. It was the same morning I took the picture of the steam rising from the stream.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Septembermom...hope you had a great weekend.

Dan

Kringle said...

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog.. as I stopped again I am breathless in the beauty of the pictures!
Blessings
Kringle