13 July 2012


So, obviously, for anyone who visits here at all deliberately and not just wandering in from a Google search, it's been about half an entire year since I last posted, in which I even promised I'd totally do better at this thing. Yeah.

Busy? Not really. I've just experienced a loss of will. I think about this blog a lot and feel guilty for not maintaining it, but honestly I have some negative associations with this whole thing and I haven't gotten past that yet. Stuff happened since I began it, and other stuff didn't happen, and so on. I don't know what to do with it. I don't want to drop it altogether, but at the same time, I obviously don't want to maintain it, either.

At the very least, instead of a wishy-washy overly optimistic hope for the future, here's a note leaving a realistically pessimistic hiatus-style message.

(Gravestone from Utica, NY, Forest Hill Cemetery)

14 February 2012


Since it's Valentine's Day, flowers for you.

From Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, NY:

"Married Forever"
From Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse, NY:

Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY:

From Rome Cemetery, Rome, NY:

From Chappell Hill Masonic Cemetery, Chappell Hill, TX:

24 January 2012


I was getting all caught up on my BBC Sherlock when I remembered some pertinent headstones from St. Agnes in Syracuse. I'm so glad I hadn't posted these sooner; the timing is much better for them now. :)

Along the front strip of the cemetery, parallel to the road and not too far apart from each other...

...and Holmes.

The Moriarty even includes a James Moriarty, though I doubt the neighboring Holmes included a Sherlock. However, elsewhere in the cemetery, the surname Sherlock can be found:

17 January 2012

Angels and Angles

From Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA: Less fluttery, more sharp.

...and less sharp, more stern:

14 January 2012

A Return to Normalcy

Well, it has certainly been a very long time since I last updated. Life happened. The real kicker was my computer messing up again, though not quite as badly as before, and in any event I wound up buying and installing a brand new hard drive. After that, along with other things, I just kind of completely lost heart in doing this blog. It was only a couple weeks ago that I even reinstalled Picasa, my program of choice for keeping track of my images.

In any event, I have not forgotten about this site, nor am I willing to completely cease updates (contrary to the evidence of the past few months). There will be updates forthcoming.

In other news, I was just reviewing my past entries when I noticed a detail I had missed on one of my last pre-hiatus entries (here).

Look closely where the curtain has been pulled back.
Oh god, it's hands! Well, fingers, really. Dainty little fingers that I assume are supposed to belong to Mrs. Catherine Watrous and positioned as if she were actually standing inside the crypt pushing back the curtains herself.

For some reason it makes me think of the eerie painting "The Hands Resist Him."