Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekend Journal

Here are the last of my autumn photos and the photos I took at Lake View Cemetery this past Monday.  We enjoyed a spectacular day - one that was perfect for roaming the country side and enjoying Mother Nature's artwork.


 We also enjoyed the artwork of Louis Comfort Tiffany's Wade Chapel at Lake View.  I was so excited to see the window again - this time on a sunny day.  The glass looked self illuminated, and it was gorgeous.


This is the pond near the chapel.  Lake View Cemetery started out as an arboretum and has many different tree specimens on it's 200+ acres.  We walked 3 hours worth.


This is one of the many beautifully detailed mausoleums we looked at.  The cemetery's statuary is really wonderful.








This is John D Rockefeller's final resting place.  His monument is the largest piece of marble cut from a quarry in Vermont and rises 65 feet into the air.






This is one of the reliefs that surround the top of James A Garfield's monument and final resting place.


This is the west side of Garfield's memorial.  Below is the north side and front entrance.



Here's the Cleveland skyline and Lake Erie from the balcony area, outside at the base of the dome.  The dome is not open to the public.  Beneath that is the view looking down into the cemetery's west side.






After our cemetery walk, we headed back towards home and stopped at one of our favorite Lake Metroparks, North Chagrin Reservation.  Here are some of the photos I took there.










RT 615, Kirtland, OH
 It would have been irresponsible to skip ice cream on one of the last warm, autumn days!  This delicious hot fudge brownie sundae was compliments of Malley's Chocolates in Mentor, OH.


Yes - I'm a happy camper!  It's autumn and all is right in my world.  It looks like I've been doing nothing but goofing off and enjoying autumn, but there has been LOTS of art created in between.  I'll get to that tomorrow, but first....

Photo by:  Keith Thompson

The Hazmat Team has some serious Halloween business to attend to!  There are airborne pathogens to search for. 


CELEBRATE * LOVE * CREATE

27 comments:

  1. These photos are amazing and The Hazmat Team UNBELIEVABLE!

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    1. Thanks, Ana! We had a great time dressing up :o)

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  2. Definitely, a more beautiful place than L.A. in autumn. Nice pictures.

    - Art

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  3. What a wonderful walking place. I could take my sketchbook and draw all the statues for hours and hours. Thanks for taking us along Angelia. Many hugs and blessings Dear Friend.
    Kelly

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! The next time I go I'm going to take paper and charcoal for rubbings. I was going to this time, but I decided to spare Keith the agony of waiting around for me :o)

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  4. Fantastic pictures! The statuary is amazing, the fall colours spectacular! I feel as though I've been on an adventure also.
    NZ being such a 'young' country there is not the same statuary or history about.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed the trip. It was my pleasure to bring you along :D

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  5. Hi Angelia, I so enjoyed the photographic walk with you this morning. My day has now started off on a beautiful note. Can't wait to see your art works. Thank You. :)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the journey, Clare! :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful day with us. So glad you had such a wonderful day to enjoy beauty before storms get there. You Guys be safe , hope you aren't near a river that can flood.

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    1. Thanks so much for your concern and well wishes, Linda! We should be safe from flooding, but the high winds and all these trees around us are a little more concerning. It's sounding pretty nasty outside right now, and we haven't reached storm peak yet. I've got my fingers crossed that we at least maintain power.

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  7. Ahhh I just love the colors of fall, especially that brownie sundae with the extra chocolate sauce, LOL. But seriously, I loved the colors of that stained glass window, especially the blues and greens. And I love the photos of the mausoleum and the marble statues in the cemetary. It must have taken quite some time to carve them!

    Blessings,

    Peggy

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    1. LOL, Peggy! I'm not a big ice cream fan unless it's 90 degrees, but Malley's hot fudge is too yummy to pass up! Lake View Cemetery is an amazing place. I can't believe it took me so long to visit something so close by.

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  8. The photos are beautiful. We get nothing like that here in So. California. The statuary against the brilliant colors are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It was my pleasure to share the photos! I'm especially happy that those of you who don't get to enjoy this type of autumn have enjoyed the tour :o)

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  9. The photos are beautiful. We get nothing like that here in So. California. The statuary against the brilliant colors are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Fantastic pictures-thank you!!!

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  11. Beautiful pictures! As much as I loathe Autumn, because it means winter is coming close, I must admit that the colours of all those leaves are an amazing sight. And that ice-cream ... wow, I'm salivating just seeing it ...

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    1. Hey, Denthe! I understand your "autumn loathing". I get that way after all the beautiful leaves are gone and begin referring to autumn as "Pre-Winter". It's right on schedule this year - the weekend we turn the clocks back :(

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  12. The images are amazing, Angelia. Can't think of a better word than WOW at this time. ;) I've been up to my eyeballs in chocolate (will share soon), but that sundae sure looks yummo. Love the Hazmat team closing. ;) Hope you had fun and I can't wait to see your artwork.
    PS-I also stopped by today to let you know that you are the Glitter and a Movie guest to receive one of the Phone Moi party favor tags. When you have a chance, please stop by the shop and email me your mailing info (email underneath header).
    Thank you again for playing along. I hope to have the next up soon.
    Much love,
    Marcia

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Marcia! I'm looking forward to receiving one of the tags. Thank you! xoxox

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  13. Wonderful photos, and I am very impressed with the statuary in the cemetary! Of course, ice cream really looked great too!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoyed the photos! :D

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful pictures- I LOVE cemeteries and Autumn so THANK YOU for all the eye candy!
    Happy (belated) Halloween!

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    1. Hey, Stephanie! I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, and I hope your Halloween was marvelous! ♥

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