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All of these photos were taken on a lovely Autumn day. My daughter was taking a nap (my husband stayed behind) and my son and I decided to go for a walk and explore the little park behind our apartment. To get to the park we must walk beside the City Point Cemetery which has a wonderful stone wall all the way around. The first two photos are taken on and against the wall. It was late afternoon so the sun was starting to make its descent toward the horizon creating a beautiful light and great shadows. It was a perfect day for taking photos. That explains why I ended up with three of them. The last shot was taken on a cliff top. I sat my camera on a wooden post that was in the ground, maybe it was part of an old fence at one time. I think this is my first photo for this project of me from behind. It’s really weird seeing yourself from that perspective. I really love all of these photos. It was a nice day, nice memories and great photos. I love all these quotes too.

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“Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me.
The Carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality”
~Emily Dickinson

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“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” ~Maori Proverb

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“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.”
~John Donne

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I had taken this photo as part of a photo a day project with the prompt being “Water.” A simple shot with my iPhone, using an app I really like called TtV Camera of the bathroom faucet with the water running. I posted it on Facebook and didn’t think too much of it. One of my friends freaked out and wanted to see if I knew the person in the reflection. I was like, “What? What?” I was in the bathroom alone, in the AM before any of my family was even awake. Sure enough there is what looks like a person in the top of the faucet on the top tier of the part where the water comes out. It looks like a short woman with poufy, dark, shoulder length hair with a dark dress on. I have watched every episode of Ghost Hunters, so I went straight to trying to debunk it. I went back and took more photos with the same app in as close to the same position that I could get in. There was nothing that even remotely looked like that figure. The faucet was dirty, but I didn’t clean it between photos. Plus the dirty parts show up as white, not dark. the figure blocks the door frame, that was one of the things that made it strange. If it was part of the door it would only show up on the door, not in front of and beside it.

 

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The first photo with the figure.

 

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An enlarged close-up with the figure circled.

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A shot with no figure. There is a highlight on the door that clearly does not show up in the photo with the figure, because she is standing in front of it!

 

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This is what is reflected in the faucet. If there was a woman standing there she would have been very short, about 5 feet tall. She also would have been standing partly IN the hamper. My husband and I worked together to see if we could recreate it and it was not possible. I had to move the hamper and I was way too tall to reflect totally in the faucet.

 

I am not saying this is a ghost. I never felt, heard or experienced anything paranormal other than this photo in that apartment. We did have the City Point Cemetery right behind our apartment. It could have been a ghost passing through. It could have been a time slip. it could have been a view into a parallel universe for all I know. All I do know is that it is something unexplainable.

Both of these shots were taken in the backyard of the apartment we ended up renting. It was August last year and I snatched up a cheap apartment even though we didn’t end up moving in until November. The backyard’s fence was the wall of the City Point National Cemetery in Hopewell, Virginia. I really love cemeteries and literally having one in the backyard was pretty awesome. The first shot is a straight shot with the graves in the background. The second was edited in Photoshop, obviously. Not really happy with either one of these shots. They are ok, I guess.

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“All say, “How hard it is that we have to die” – a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.” ~Mark Twain

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“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” ~Henry Miller

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This shot was taken on the first trip down Rt. 10 in Virginia from Enon to Suffolk to visit my in-laws in their new place after we moved back from Texas. We were headed back to my parents house in Enon after a nice visit with my in-laws. There was a place I had been to once before to take some band photos of my husband’s old band. It was an old cemetery with ruins of a brick church. The day we took photos there it was freezing and the wind was blowing like crazy. I had always wanted to go back there and I took the opportunity to on this trip. I stopped and took about ten minutes to walk around and take some photos. Right behind the cemetery was a huge field of corn. I took some photos of it as well and snapped this shot of myself in front of it. I like this shot. That day was warm and beautiful. I really enjoyed my brief time there.

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“May your passion be the kernel of corn stuck between your molars, always reminding you there’s something to tend to.” ~Jeb Dickerson

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Church ruins and graves.

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Church ruins.

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Amazing that it was built in 1639. Sad that it was destroyed and never rebuilt. Don’t really know the history of it, perhaps I could do some research.

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Walled plots.

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Headstones and corn field.

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Corn, beautiful green corn!