~ A Stroll Through Oakland Cemetery ~

I was wondering how I could possible portray how I felt while in this majestic place.
And it wasn't until last night that I came up with an idea that satisfied me.
Now, Oakland Cemetery wasn't your everyday final resting place,
it's one of the oldest & largest cemeteries you will ever visit.
Unfortunately for us, we didn't discover that until our
last day in Atlanta. And the time we did spend
there was very little.

So, below is what I have tirelessly been working on,
okay, not tirelessly, but it took me some time to figure out
how to use Windows Movie Maker.

I can't even tell you how many times I've watched it.....
it makes me feel happy, sad, nostalgic, and thankful all at the same time.
I'm probably so attached to it because of how much I treasured that alluring haunt.
The victorian -styled cemetery was truly a captivating plot of land.

I hope this video conveys my feelings while strolling through Oakland Cemetery.
Sit back, turn the volume up, and enjoy.

A gift that's given
without any conditions
is the best of all.

  • Historic Oakland Cemetery Website
  • This week's haiku prompt: Gift.
  • Speaking of gift.....did you nominate someone for the giveaway I'm doing?! Do so HERE.
  • I went to the dentist yesterday. Bye, bye wisdom teeth! I feel like crapolla, but in a good way :o)
  • I intended to stay home from work today, but got called in at 8:30, our office was broken into and I had to check to see what was missing from my office. It is a rotten situation. I stayed till about 11:00, then came back home.
  • Needless to say, I won't be partying for Halloween, instead, I'll be right here at home.

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  1. Touching slide show.

    I love the music with this slide show, very fitting.

    Good luck with the wisdom teeth, I have had all 4 of mine out.

    Sorry your Halloween was spoilt.

  2. Wonderful slideshow. I know how much work putting one together is. I did one of our trip to England Ireland Scottland.
    Your music was awesome too.

    Feel better soon.

  3. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place.

    I'm most sympathetic about the wisdom teeth. It took me 8 days to feel good after that. Hope you fare better and rest well this weekend!

  4. Ahhh! My wisdom teeth experience was difficult. So glad I did it and so glad it is over.

    Happy Halloween!

  5. Ghosties have never been so pretty. :)

  6. Very pretty.

    Good luck with your recovery.

  7. Oakland is an incredible cemetery to photograph. my daughter has taken many wonderful photos there. thanks for putting together such a beautiful slide show of it. Have you ever been to the one in Savannah? It's fantastic.
    hope your recovery is quick.

  8. Beautiful slide show.

    You took some amazing pictures!

  9. I don’t seem to be able to get the video to play. It’s probably my computer acting up again with Firefox. I’ll try to visit again tomorrow … but in the meantime … Happy Halloween to your and yours. I love your Haiku ;--)
    I’ve got Haiku on both blogs today.
    Hugs and blessings,

  10. ooh, sorry to hear about your wisdom teeth - i still have mine. should've had them out years ago. long story. anway.

    we are originally from the atlanta area. my hubby has been to that cemetery before, but i haven't. maybe next time we go, i can check it out.

    thanks for the lovely tour! feel better soon. :)

  11. this is great... I am so glad ou figured it out!! I love cemeteries!!!

  12. I just watched this after going through trick-or-treat chaos with my kids, and this was very calming and lovely. Hope you're feeling better!

  13. great slideshow

    I loved the colors in the shot with the pink flowers in front of the gravestone

  14. Sounds like you had a nice, peaceful evening. We stayed home too. I really enjoy cemetaries...some wonderful history and sculptural art there! Nice music.

  15. I never had a walk through a cemetery. Touching! Cheer up soon!

  16. What a beautiful slideshow. I recently went to an old cemetary as well with magnificent monuments, the feeling of lifes end... I just kept looking at them and thinking that whole lives, histories, love, dissapointment, and that these are someones loved ones...well I was just breathless at the wonder of life and how we are tangled and intwined together and yet not at all. thank you for sharing.

  17. I really enjoyed that... You did a nice job puttng it together..

  18. Marvelous! In 2001,I made a DVD of family genealogy photos and documents for everyone in my family. It also included a home movie clip of my g-mother from the 1950s, with background period music. I KNOW how much work it took for you to complete your movie slide show!

    I loved the headstone of Michael Heinz with the grasses in front. Very touching. And the way you zoomed in and out of the statues in the beginning. And that one shot of the modern city building in the background with the large monument standing in peace in the foreground. It was a great visit right up to sunset!

    (Mike and I visited two cemeteries on our honeymoon, which seemed kinda weird to some people - but I think you understand....)

  19. p.s. I had my wisdom teeth taken out in my senior year of HS by the father of a guy who was in my class. All doped up I announced "I Love You!" to the dentist. So embarrassing.

  20. I love old cemeteries and that one has some truly amazing statues with such charming faces.There must have been a real master craftsman at work at one time. Great atmosphere. I'm glad you took the trouble to put it all together. Very nice result.

  21. That was absolutely gorgeous. I have been wanting to wander thru some local graveyards lately. Maybe this will give me the push I needed. Really lovely job!!

  22. Beautiful!

    I linked to this post in one I just did on honoring and connecting with our ancestors, on the Virtual Tea House.

    Thanks for this--and hope your office and wisdom-teeth-less mouth are soon all better!

  23. Gorgeous pictures. I love the one of the road (perhaps #3) and the angel statues.

  24. WW, what a gorgeous post! I'm here catching up and it looks as though I'll be here awhile.
    That movie you made of the cemetery is wonderful. You chose a great song to accompany it as well.

  25. oohhhhhh... i am so glad you led me over here by the hand! and the fact tht you watched it so many times just makes it all the sweeter :) this was a perfect ending to my day. oh very, very good! so much that i liked...the two that stand out on the first run is the walkway and how you used the effect so that it was like we were walking on that cobbled street and the one near the end in the sunset. the silhouette i mean. and the music was melancholy. i liked it all!

    i am leaving for chicago on monday morning because my daughter is going into the hospital unexpectedly. i decided i would tell my friends as i visit their blogs so that i don't stress out about disappearing off the face of the earth. the internet has been down at their house for 2 weeks so i don't know how long it will be before i can get back on the internet. i will miss being in touch.... i get comfort from visiting everyone. i will have e-mail though.. i have that on my iphone. please know i will be over here when i can jessica. i am so behind on exclaiming with delight over all your photos!

  26. What a wonderful slideshow. You really managed to capture the peace and serenity of the cemetary. There really is something centering about sitting there and taking in the quiet

  27. Interesting presentation!
    Cheers, Klaus

    P.S.: Please be so kind and do link back to the main Skywatch Site and clearly mark your post as a Skywatch post - as to the general rules of Skywatch! Thanks!
    Your Skywatch Team

  28. A wonderful slide show and the music fit it so well. Thanks for sharing that with us. I hope you'll be completely recovered from the wisdom teeth removal soon.

  29. LOVE the show! GREAT job! Hope you feel better!

  30. NICE WORK. peace comes through. POD.