I love cemeteries. They are beautiful, quiet and peaceful, with divine architecture, and an incredible array of “look at” and “read”. When I was a young child (yes, young, like 3rd grade), I used to do gravestone rubbings as a hobby. I was always this odd … it isn’t anything that started recently.

Today’s trip to the cemetery, while pleasant, was business. I spent an afternoon working with Sherri Moore of Sherri Lightfoot Photography doing author shots. I have smiled so much my jaws are sore.

The photos are going to be available to me next week, which means they will be posted on my facebook and facebook fan page as well as on pinterest (iamlisabeavers) and here on the site (if I can figure out how to do it). Soon you’ll get your first look at yours truly, in one of the rare moments they’ve drug me away from the computer to have something they call ‘fun’.

For a little historical background, my photos were taken in the Old Grey Cemetery in Knoxville, TN. It was founded in 1850 and covers 13 beautiful acres. There is a road so you can either drive or walk through it. Its name is meant to honor Thomas Grey, the English poet and writer, and it is part of the Civil War Heritage Trail. It is the resting place of Tennessee Governor William Brownlow, and too many other Senators, Congressmen, local mayors, ambassadors, judges, artists, authors, physicians, industrialists, editors, and soldiers to list here… and YES, they do say it’s haunted. You can learn more about it at http://www.theoldgreycemetery.com.

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