Saturday, November 2, 2013

Weekend Reflection: All Saints’ Day

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In Sweden Halloween/All Saints' Day is primarily a weekend when we remember the loved ones no longer with us. I visited some of the family graves last weekend with my aunt and uncle who were visiting. I didn’t take any photos then. It’s been a grey and rainy week, but yesterday the sun came out just before it was time for it to go to bed, and I went out for a short walk then to the cemetery very close to where I live, where we also have one old family grave. Took the camera along this time.

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▲This is from the ‘remembrance garden’ within the cemetery.

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Linking to Weekend Reflections (the first photo)
The last photo you will also find in my
Picture Book Blog, linked there to Friday My Town Shoot Out (Wild Critters).

18 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you remembered your camera this time around because you captured some lovely photos.

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    1. Last weekend did not offer any good photo opportunities anyway, Virigina, because of very grey and dull weather.

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  2. that first photo is fantastic. the water is shaped like a round mirror and reflects like one, the leaves make the whole thing special. and those trees against the sky i just love...

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    1. Thanks Sandra. You see exactly what I saw... :)

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  3. I love the mares' tails and naked winter trees outlined against the sky.

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    1. I did not know that name for the clouds, GB. Thanks for adding to my knowledge :)

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  4. Wonderful pictures for All Saints Day. I was taken back by the headstone of Gustav Anderson, and my best friend's dad was Swedish and his name was Gustav Carlson. A very sweet man. Been gone a very long time, but my childhood memories of him are so good.

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    1. Gustav Anderson was my great-grandfather - my mother's mother's father. He died the same year my mother was born, so even she never knew him. The name of the house where my grandmother grew up is also on the stone, though, and I do remember that house from my early childhood. We used to visit two cousins of my grandmother who lived there ("old ladies" to me). The house was torn down many years ago and replaced by a petrol station. - Gustav is a very common name in Sweden and has remained popular over hundreds of years, as it's also been the name of several of the Swedish kings.

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  5. I KNEW it!!!!! Looking at the last few pictures, but before I saw the last, I was thinking that the sky looked like the one in your bird picture, Then BINGO!!! I STILL love the bird one the best!

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  6. Strangely enough regarding the subject, I see a smile done with leaves, in the puddle... :)

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  7. Vilka vackra bilder du visar. Det är bra att ibland få ta ett bryt och stanna till inför de som inte finns hos oss längre.
    Ha en fin dag
    Meta

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  8. Oh, what evocative, autumnal pictures! Of course it is more so in Sweden than here, as your winter nights are so long. But one really feels the year drawing in....

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  9. What a beautiful series, so moving.

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  10. That first photo is very special and the rest touched my heart as I think of our family grave in Sandsborgs cemetery in Stockholm. A beautiful tribute on All Saint's Day.

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  11. Oh! That last picture made me hold my breath for a moment.

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  12. What lovely shots - especially the sky photos.

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  13. Amazing moody captures. Love that gravestone, and the last one with the birds is phenomenal.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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