Week In Review

Hey, everyone. It’s Friday and I’m glad to be wrapping up the week with you.

A few years ago, I was in one of those, “I want to write but the words won’t come,” stages. Getting away from the house often helps, so I decided to take a Saturday morning drive and ended up at one of the numerous nearby country cemeteries.

Naturally, I snapped a few photos. Nothing particularly spooky about this one. Even with the unmarked graves that lie beneath piles of rocks. Or the old, rusting fence that surrounds another one. It was a bright, clear morning when everything in the world seemed cheerful.

But a few adjustments to the color and the shading makes the atmosphere completely different.

Same photo. Different mood. You can almost imagine being in the cemetery at night by the light of the moon. Sort of creepy, isn’t it?

And now, to round out this first Friday of October, here are this week’s links:


On this blog:

On Story Empire:

Other Writing Sites:

Just Because:

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      1. I used to go to our local cemeteries to just hang out and think. I found them very restful. (And I got to visit family, so it was a win-win for me.)

        Nope; no surprise that we both enjoy them. 🙂

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  1. Wow, I love how you changed that photo, Joan! Exploring old cemeteries is something I really enjoy doing…imaging the lives of the people who lived during other times. Cemeteries can be quiet, restful, sad, and also creepy at the right time—or as you showed, with the right filter!

    Thanks for including my links this week, too. Happy Friday!

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  2. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    No, I’m not back to my normal blogging routine, folks, but I had to share this great weekly round up from Joan Hall. Check it out! So many great links you’ll want to visit and pass along to others. Enjoy! And thanks, Joan, for ending the week with another super photo and fantastic list of goodies! 🙂 ❤

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      1. Thanks, Joan! On the last chapter, scene two. Hope to finish that today, and then it’s just the epilogue, tying up a couple of loose ends and setting up any possible future stories. 😀

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  3. It’s always how you look at things that makes the difference, isn’t it? LOVELY photo made even better with different lighting.

    And you’ve outdone yourself with the great links this week! Thanks as always. I’m breaking my vow to avoid blogging this week as I finish my WIP in order to share this. It’s too good not to pass along! 🙂 ❤

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  4. It’s amazing what a bit of darkness can do to a picture. We have several unmarked graves outside of our cemetery. I’ve made one walkthrough and took some pictures, but the feeling was so heavy there I never went back and deleted those pictures…

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    1. Exploring old cemeteries is something I enjoy. I decided to play around with this photo to see how the mood would change. It is amazing. Of course, black and white always seems to add an element of mystery to photos.

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