Thursday, July 10, 2008

the 'ol gray mare 'aint what she used to be

Forest Hills Cemetery


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Early Sunday morning I went to visit the Forest Hills Cemetery in JP.. I'd never been but always heard the most amazing things. I've heard it's the best thing about Boston, and I think I have to agree.

The morning was perfect. Warm with this strange eerie fog everywhere. I was immediately interested by the pond and decided to get flashy and walk about the fallen birch branches .. (I grew up on a pond, so this type of stuff used to be a piece 'o cake!)



Well, I've certainly gotten a bit older from my pond days and things didn't end pretty......
Yep! That's me, contorted face and all! Trying to pry my wet silk scarf out of my necklace, all while getting yelled at by a security guard for parking on the grass and having some strange women staring at us (I swear, the only other person in the cemetery besides us happened to be right by the pond and she saw the whole thing!)


29 comments:

Vintage Vinyl said...

haha aw, that is sad that you fell in. Your outfit is amazing, though! You are so stylish, even when soaking wet. And the pictures are so dreamlike

Stitches & Threads said...

Gorgeous views and gorgeous outfit. I bet the ambience was something special, despite the sogginess afterwards :)

Lady Smaggle said...

Oh you look so carefree and summery. I'm sorry you fell in but you look just gorgeous!

L. said...

You look a grecian goddess. It certainly seems like you had an awesome adventure.

Pretty Pirate said...

Wow, that setting is stunning! My boyfriend went to college in Boston and is always saying how great it is as well. Your outfit is darling, I hope you didn't ruin it!

esme and the lane way said...

You look absolutely amazing, even though you fell in. The cemetery looks amazing, too.

jessica ann said...

i love what you're wearing, you always look so lovely! i wish i could visit a cemetary without being freaked out! i love your blog, would you like to exchange links? xoxo

Anastasia said...

ohhh that place looks amazing! and you look absolutely gorgeous!! Even though you fell in it kind of makes the day a little more memorable, i think.

Lydia said...

Aw, I love the picture of you after falling :P
It's cute, and kind of funny that you fell. Not in a mean way, just comical.

You're adorable.

Heidi said...

Ohhmyy, you look soo beautiful!

Elsie Wright said...

Oooohhhh, I can't help but laugh at that picture! You poor thing. But, at least it wasn't winter!

Pseudoangela said...

How courageous of you to put this embarrassing experience on your blog, with photos too! I applaud your courage and your self-confidence :) If something comparable happened to me, I would probably be in a state of denial...

sleepyhead said...

sounds like alot of fun! i love that color yellow on you, and your hair looks beautiful.

Lily said...

sorry you got drenched, at least you looked gorgeous while doing so

Frances Baker said...

That outfit is completely amazing! It still looks good even when wet

Sally Jane said...

Exploring old cemeteries is one of our favorite things to do. This one looks amazing. Yikes! At least when you fell in you looked cute doing it. :)

Ashleigh said...

How did you style your hair>? It looks wonderful! I think its my fave yet :)

Nicole said...

Aw, you look beautiful! I haven't gotten back to Forest Hills Cemetery since one day in MAY my roomies and I tried to go for a walk and it ended up doing this cold drizzle thing. Despite falling in I hope you had a good time!

Penny said...

I adore your hairstyle here! Hope you didn't catch a cold after :(

young.urban said...

ohh those photographs are glorious. Such a pretty setting. And you're outfit is adorable.

Elysia said...

i love the colors of your outfit!!

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

You still look cute after falling in. I'm sorry you had to go thru that :-(

Outi said...

Super cute! :) I like the overall textures of the look; the clothes, the hair, perhaps even the light... All in all, the truly whimsical, even poetic feeling especially comes through in the first photos - they are beautiful.

Sharon said...

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Effie said...

vintage vinyl: thaank you!! It wasn't too long after we got there that I fell in... I was wishing we could take more photos, but definitely another time!

stitches & threads: it really was amazing there! I keep thinking back on that morning about how wonderful the atmosphere was!

lady smaggle: oh, it's really alright that I fell in, it makes for such a silly story!

pretty pirate: you both should come back for a visit!! the cemetery is great and so is the arboretum and well, there's so many other places too! And, I was worried too! But the outfit is perfectly fine

Anastasia: I completely agree!

Lydia: I like the post fall photo best! I have the craziest look on my face!! Such a silly/dweeby thing to have happen!!

elsie wright: so true! I didn't even think about that! I suppose if it were winter though the pond might be frozen over! But even still, I can't imagine falling in if it were any colder!!

sleepyhead: thank you! I think that color is my favorite to wear right now!!

ashleigh: I call this hairstyle the rats nest and it's my favorite for summer!! hehe, I basically just pile it all on top of my head and then put it into a pony tail and pin bits of it down here and there!

nicole: go back!!! it's lovely!!

outi: thank you so, so much!!

sharon: got it! thanks for letting me know, I don't check that email often! This sounds so exciting!!! Check your email soon!

Some Notes on Napkins said...

I sort of love this post!

kirrily said...

These is no better outfit to fall into a pond with, don't you agree! I bet that bathing suit has been sitting in someone's wardrobe for a lifetime, just longing for a good ol' dip in a lovely pond. x

beccajanie said...

these pictures are lovely! I love the outfit!

Mandie said...

Im in love with you and your blog!!!

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