Freed Cemetery // on film - The Dainty Squid

Freed Cemetery // on film

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

I'm a month late sharing these but better late than never, right? So, back to that trip to West Virginia with my mom and grandparents! One of the main things the trip was about was visiting the family cemetery. I'd never been there and of course, it absolutely appealed to me for a variety of reasons. My grandfather hadn't been in a few years and may never get to visit again due to declining health since getting to the cemetery is a bit of a trip.

The cemetery is on the top of a large hill that's home to a herd of cattle. But before conquering the hill you have to cross a stream. It's not really a long hike from the car to the cemetery (maybe fifteen or twenty minutes) but I can definitely see how it would be a tough one for the bad knees that seem to run on this side of the family.

It was gorgeous up there. Not to mention the cemetery was immaculate, I can't believe someone takes such great care of it considering the location. It's a fairly small cemetery but packed full of relatives. I got to see where my grandpa's parents and siblings were buried among many other relatives (and some people who we didn't quite know who they were.)
The cemetery alone was well worth the trip to West Virginia. It was an amazing experience, to say the least.
xoxo

All of the photos above were taken with a Canon T2 and Fuji 35mm Superia X-TRA 400.
Other posts about our West Virginia trip here : photos from the passenger's seat // back to school // WV land camera photos

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17 thoughts

  1. These are great photos Kaylah! Love all of them. Sounds like a really interesting and fun trip to make.

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  2. Lovely pictures ^_^ I particularly love the cows wandering around. It must've been a fascinating trip.

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  3. Oh these are awesome photos; what a great experience to have with your Grandpa & Mom! Those cows are so cute. :)

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  4. I love these photos!! Especially the one of your grandad and the cow. That one definitely needs framing!
    I love this cemetery, it seems way more personal; if i chose to be buried I would definitely rest well up there.


    chloex

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  5. Beautiful beautiful photographs <3

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  6. Wow these pictures are freakin' gorgeous. I love the ones of the man.

    xo Ashley
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  7. Lovely photos!

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  8. How fun! I wish I had a family cemetery! If you are ever in Spokane, Washington. There is an absolutely beautiful cemetery there! It has like, three stories. It's hard to explain. I'll have to get the name of it next time I visit.
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  9. What a great memory to create with your Grandpa. It sounds so fascinating that it's up on the top of a hill!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  10. this is such a gorgeous post!

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  11. You have captured the atmosphere very well in these photos, I literally felt I was there with you. These photos are truly amazing!

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  12. these are simply lovely, the place looks so beautiful! and i love how the cows are pretty much just roaming around the cemetery:-) xx

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  13. Great photos Kaylah, I love the one of your grandpa with the cow!

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  14. Wow, that's a great cemetary!
    The cows make it that much cooler! And you got to hang out with your grandpa who is able to hike it? That's amazing!

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  15. The cemetery looks beautiful and that cow portrait is so great!

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  16. What an awesome cemetery. Around here, cemeterys are surrounded by office buildings and six-line highways. This one looks peaceful, haunting and... alive. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Where in West Virginia? I'm a born and bred West Virginian and have family in just about every county so it would be so interesting if some of my family members were buried in the same cemetery. Beautiful pictures!

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