Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Le temps du houx : cimetière des Gonards V


'Tis holly time. This one stands above a very simple and quite old tomb at Gonards cemetery. This tomb I liked in all its simplicity because of the bench beside it.
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Ce houx surplombe cette tombe toute simple et assez ancienne. J'ai aimé l'idée d'un banc à côté...

15 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I like the bench and the holly, so I'll sit by for a minute thinking...

Boise Diva said...

Great image share!

tapirgal said...

I like both of these pictures a lot. For some reason I like them separate. Each shows its own special qualities, and the mind puts them together (thanks for explaining :)

brattcat said...

That second photograph is so amazing. It has incredible presence and power. Beautiful job, CQ.

Jacob said...

Why the bench? To sit and meditate over bones? We have some holly bushes that are growing like crazy, but we don't get any berries. Sheesh!

Bob Crowe said...

That's very nice design - contemplative and peaceful. A place to think about the past and the future.

Lee Spangler said...

I caught up on your last posts and enjoyed them. Holly is great as long as you don't have to work with it or around it. Wow are those leaves prickly!!

Hilda said...

I wish we had holly here. It's so pretty and Christmas-y. I also like the idea of benches beside tombs — very welcoming for visitors.

Lovely photos, both.

Olivier said...

tu aimerais les cimetières russes, il y a toujours un banc et des bougies a cote et sur les tombes, pour venir parler aux morts. Voir ça pendant la pâques russes, c'est magnifique

Cezar and Léia said...

We find beauty in these simple things, like this bench, I imagine someone could be praying there ,maybe some tears in her face but always love inside her heart...
Wonderful shot!
Léia

Halcyon said...

That's a very stark and simple tomb. A perfect place to stop awhile and reflect.

cieldequimper said...

@ Jacob: I was told the holly in the USA didn't look like ours. Is that true then?

@ Olivier : tu me fais envie !

Cergie said...

Ciel, voici pour répondre à ta question le dernier message d'un ami boggueur de Pensylvanie, que j'aimais beaucoup et où j'ai beaucoup appris :

http://ramblings10.blogspot.com/2008/12/snippets-of-life-from-thanksgiving-till.html

Un an déjà presque !
Et des holly berries sur cette dernière page qui finissent par être d'actualité comme une montre qui montre, tout en étant arrêtée, l'heure juste deux fois par jour...

Que je te dise : baies de houx = très jolies mais = bobo ventre et si les feuilles ne sont pas piquantes ce n'est pas une autre variété c'est un vieux houx.
Celui-ci que tu montres est soit jeune, soit il a été taillé.

[J'en apprends tous les jours sur toi, et je serais très étonnée je crois, si je te rencontrais "pour de vrai"...]

Bergson said...

Quand tu as beaucoup d'amis il faut un banc pour povoir discuter un petit moment lors de leurs visites.

Small City Scenes said...

A pondering bench. Very nice. MB