Thursday, October 8, 2009

Empty Cemetery Skywatch

The statue seems to be juggling three clouds of of them has a jet inside.




The statue has a few wasp nests under her arm. (click to enlarge if needed)






Around the base of the statue is the biblical verse "Luke 1:45" was written in a translation that I'm not familiar with.
While taking a drive on Sunday I spotted a huge gated entryway with a road that wound up a hill. There was beautiful green grass on both sides, and at the top of the hill was a statue of either Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, or Mary the mother of Jesus. The gate was open so I went in. There was a house on the other side of the hill but I seemed to be the only person in this expansive green area. I took a few pictures and as I left I noticed that it was the spot for a future cemetery. Which made perfect sense.
There was plenty of beautiful blue sky all around.
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56 comments:

Thom said...

I wish I could juggle thy well. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Ebie said...

You have a great eye. Beautiful shots, James.

Thom said...

Your logic for the cemetary made perfect sense by the way :)

Olivier said...

magnifique cette statue, j'adore l'angle de ta première photo

Bibi said...

Excellent shots! I can understand why Mary is keeping her arms up...

When I was in NYC (thinking of this because I saw what I'm about to say while being driven to Pa. by my cousin), I saw several signs that read, "Active cemetery." I thought that was amusing; never seen that before. I imagine (hope) it means that the cemetery is still being used, not that everyone is up and about...!

Anya said...

You have a very special humor for action shots ^__^
First that iron bird up the statue and a wasp nests under her arm
REALLY amazing shots :)))))

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello James!
You took different angles of this statue, it's amazing and beautiful!
Adorable blue sky!
Léia

Malyss said...

Your first shot is funny and beautyful at the same time. The place will be perfect for a cemetery, so peaceful..

Vogon Poet said...

I do non wish to be disrespectful but this lady, especially in the last view from behind, seems a little crazy standing on that sphere...
The first shot with the plane and the clouds is even better and the malicious detail of the wasp nests enhance greatly the status of the middle one. Great catch!

Sistertex said...

Certain aspects of the far shot where you can see her on the sphere stuck me in a more bedraggled way than uplifting. I think it is a fantastic statue and love the inscription, but to me it could mean either happiness, or sadness. Might even just be the fact that I know she has to keep her arms up in order to keep from being stung!;)

Sunny said...

Terrific pictures, James. The first one is really cool.
Sunny :)

Lois said...

It certainly is a beautiful place. The sky is gorgeous!

Regina said...

Hello James. another fantastic skies and captures. The first one is awesome with the plane above it.

Have nice day!

Regina

chrome3d said...

The prayer for the aeroplane was funny. Some airlines could use some prayers these days.

Sylvia K said...

This is fantastic, James! You do indeed have an eye for composition! I love the juggling of clouds and airplane. Chrome3d is right some-- maybe all airlines could use some intervention like this. And I'm glad that wasp nest is in and angel's armpit and not mine! Great start for my day! Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Martha in PA said...

Great shots and great eye for detail I am wondering where this is????

I'm glad I don't have wasps in my armpit!

Woody said...

I like the first photo James. Great Shots!

Photo Cache said...

it does seem like she's juggling the clouds. great shots.

Jacob said...

This is a triple play, James! All winners...the first is fantastic with the clouds and the plane...

...the second with the wasps nests...ouch, she said, stonily!

And the third puts the whole business into perspective!

Great job!

Carolyn H said...

So how is Bucky doing??

Carolyn H.

Tom said...

Fantastic captures, I love the shot of the jet... perfect timing... and what a gen to find the wasps nest..... ha!.
I've got 3 Sky Watch posts up this week... take your pick if you have time
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Ellie said...

Beautiful stature - hope it is not on federal land, because they have a campaign of removing Christian's symbols from there - very sad! Great picture!

cieldequimper said...

Did you wait for that plane? Amazing first shot, absolutely great!

Naturegirl said...

Holy ground..beautiful serene spot..lovely blue sky..good eye in seeing those nasty wasps! OUCH!!
P.s. my word verification was
"a nest"!!

Carletta said...

What a beautiful sky! I love all the shots but that first one is wonderfully framed and picture postcard perfect!
Great shot of this statue!

Carletta’s Captures.

jabblog said...

Great captures - nice to think that the dead can nurture the living, even though it be through their statuary ;-)

Artlover said...

Wonderful photos, Great captures. You´ve load the images with a content something that I like.

Martha Z said...

A saint that can juggle! A beautiful statue standing majestic against the sky.

Riet said...

Wonderful photo's. Very special too

Bill S. said...

Beautiful pictures - I love the first juggling one. Thanks.

Elisabeth said...

Fantastic! Love the images and your sense of humor. Thanks for sharing.

pierre/magdalena said...

The prayer for the aeroplane was amazing and full of humor.

Hilda said...

That first shot is a perfect capture! And the wasp nests are funny and Eek!

Diane AZ said...

I like the way you framed the plane in the first one. The wasps nests are a great observation. Beautiful sky images!

Light and Voices said...

I like your idea of juggling the clouds. Wonderful SkyWatch Photo entry.
Joyce M

Pam said...

Here is another one of your amazing captures. The plane is in the right spot at the right time.
Simply awesome, James

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful sky photo and great capture with the statue and the sky.

Chin said...

the first shot is cool.

Lew said...

First shot is exquisite! The wasps have a condominium and a small apartment.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

You're quite observant and very clever with your perspectives. Nifty Sky Watch post ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Pacey said...

Amazing how she looked like juggling the clouds and the skies are just so blue. Excellent shot as always James.

SandyCarlson said...

Your photo is gorgeous.

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is wonderful James. I love the first one,what a catch! but they are all equally interesting.

Carolyn Ford said...

A majestic statue against a majestic sky! Gorgeous James!

Carolyn Ford said...

One more thing...those wasp nests make my skin crawl! Yikes!

Jientje said...

All great shots James, proving you have the eye of a great photographer.

Ai Shiang said...

Ah! You're very creative, James. I like the part on juggling 3 clouds with a jet inside :)

magiceye said...

superb series

Kcalpesh said...

Brilliant shot! I was gonna say statue was juggling the plane! Then noticed you were already one step ahead by mentioning a juggle of the clouds! Great shot!

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B SQUARED said...

If I had a wasp's nest under my arm, I don't think I would lower it either.

Arija said...

Not a bad effort juggling clouds while standing on a polished granite ball! Really nice shot.

JOE TODD said...

Always fun to be able to capture a photo like that.

Sunny said...

AWESOME SHOT!

What an eye you have for the most perfect of perfect photography!

Tammie Lee said...

I can see the juggling of the 3 clouds, also it looks like she is going to squash the little airplane like a mosquito. Wasps nests in her armpits, that seems wrong. Lovely photos of a lovely statue.

Vita Stunder said...

James!!!
You know your stuff..
You are awesome!!

These shots rocks!
I love them LOAD :)

maryt/theteach said...

These are beautiful shots James. I'm pretty sure that this is Mary, Mother of Jesus. The full quote is: "Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" NIV. :)