Skywatch Friday: Remembering

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This grieving woman stands at the back of Riverside Cemetery in Waterbury, Connecticut. She is one of my favorite statues there because she is strong and dignified and elegant despite her grief. I noticed Sunday that her form mirrors the form of the tree behind her. It seemed to me in a romantic moment that somehow nature was sympathizing with humanity here.


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  1. Anonymous3:12 PM

    You are very creative. And very observant. This is a beautiful statue, and you have captured it beautifully too. Lovely post.

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  2. Anonymous3:23 PM

    Beautiful, both the picture and the text:)

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  3. Anonymous3:30 PM

    A Great capture Sandy! I can totally see if similarities!

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  4. Beautitiful photo. The background is almost like a backdrop and not real. The sky is so vivid.

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  5. Beautiful photo, and post Sandy.

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  7. the trees remind me of a chapel... i wonder if this was planned or just sort of happened...

    Great picture as always!

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  8. I like the comparison of the grieving woman with the tree. The sky and tree provide a beautiful backdrop.

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  9. You took the photo from just the right angle! Yes, the tree and statue are sympathetic to one another. Nice!

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  10. Anonymous4:50 PM

    That is amazing how she does mirror the tree. Beautiful statue and the photograph with the sky and tree all work well together.

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  11. I like how you featured this one. She is beautiful.

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  12. I see what you meen.She gets support from the tree.Beautiful!

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  13. Sandy, really nice shot. Tranquil indeed. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Sandy, I love the photo and the idea of the tree mirroring her shape and sympathizing with humanity!

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  15. You are right about the tree and the statue. A very moving scene.

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  16. Thanks to bring me there, I like to visit cimetery. One can find here something special, a writing, a sculpture like this one, a story that one tries to understand from perfect unknown people.

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  17. nice entry, Sandy! happy skywatching!

    My Skywatch entry is HERE!

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  18. You've composed this tableau perfectly. The tree echoing her posture and the cross is sublime.

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  19. That is simply beautiful.

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  20. you know what? if my memory serves me right,i think i've seen this picture in one of my books.
    FM-SWF#2-Point Edward

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  21. Neat picture and statue.

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  22. Hi Sandy, you have a fine picture here. I can almost feel the sadness of this woman.
    Happy SkyWatch, I'm doing it again this week (Little Photo Place). Not nearly as pretty as your Connecticut sky but I did find sky.
    :-)
    ..

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  23. How very lovely...perfect SWF.

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  24. Good photo and nice post for sky watch Friday.

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  25. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Dignified and elegant the perfect words to describe this beautiful scripture.
    Have a good weekend Sandy! :)

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  26. Nice way to capture the statue with the sky in the background for SWF. Looked very peaceful and quiet. Have a nice weekend.

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  27. What a neat opservation! Brings me chills.

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  28. Great photo an amazing shot
    Happy SWF!

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  29. touching pose, love the silohuetted trees

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  30. it represents how we too should accept our cross. nice post sandy. simple yet very striking.

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  31. Reminds me of a Liz Story song : Church of trees. This is lovely.

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  32. She looks so sad but the statue is beautiful in that setting.

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  33. What a beautiful lady and picture!

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  34. Sad, but beautiful capture.

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  35. True, I can see it. How neat!

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  36. Great image and text, Sandy.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  37. Your description says it all. It's a wonderful photo and so marvelous for SWF. Have a great weekend.

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  38. Interesting observation/beautiful statue. I wonder if the statue is of the Virgin Mary since there is a cross with it?

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  39. That's a very beautiful picture !

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  40. Mmmmm pretty photo, very effective.

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  41. So it does, beautiful Sandra.

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  42. It looks like a statue for all the women who lived and suffered because their men, sons, brothers, uncles sacrificided their lives and died. Too sad, unfair!

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  43. Like this one, very strong composition.

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  44. How very beautiful. I love this photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. She's just lovely, and the tree looks as if it wants to reach out and comfort her: such a lovely photo!

    Cemetery art is some of my favourite; I can spend hours in the old graveyards.

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  46. So many nowadays have forgotten the dignity of grief. This is a perfect reminder.

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  47. Beautifully composed SWF post and image, Sandy.

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  48. Posting late again! Beautiful image!

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  49. That blue sky is the perfect background to really show her off.

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  50. Fanastic shot, very appropriate for this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  51. The angle of shot highlights the foreground and tilt the head up to the blue sky as befits the grieving statue. Nice choice of subject. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Beautiful, eloquent ...

    :-Daryl

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  53. That's a statue after my own heart. I'd love to have that in miniature.

    Peace - D

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  54. Looking through your eyes is a delight! Thank you ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  55. Very special post and wonderfully evocative picture

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  56. You never cease to amaze me with your verse and eyes!

    Got a little "happy" for ya' over at my place!

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  57. Anonymous8:52 PM

    Hi Sandy, the photo of your statue is magnificent, truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

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  58. It's a beautiful shot. I agree, it's a great statue. It's like she has gracefully accepted the death of a loved one.

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  59. Hi, Sandy, i almost miss this. :) the statue is awesome... as in, it looks like real...

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  60. great choice for the sky watch. Thanks for sharing

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  61. Incredible observation! and she is very beautiful.

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  62. A very peaceful picture , almost contemplative.
    Very enjoyable, thank you for sharing.

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  63. She is lovely. And a bit sad.

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  64. Sandy, this is a wonderful statue and you have described her so well. The background with the blue of eternity and the tree for life so well done.

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  65. As I was reading your journaling, I was thinking the same thing about the tree behind her. Great minds thinking alike. Great shot.

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  66. Sandy
    It's a wonderful sky as background of a lovely symbol of faith!

    Have a nice week!

    Luiz

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