Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Payne Family Graveyard

PayneGraveyard3, originally uploaded by erinkoneill.

In my parent's subdivision in Georgetown, Kentucky, there is a small graveyard with gravestones dating from the 1800s. The subdivision and golf course sits on land that was once belonged to John Payne, a veteran of the Civil War. The graveyard is the final resting place for John Payne and a few generations of his ancestors.

I've been meaning to make photos of the graveyard for some time, but a new lens made it more exciting. I love my 50 mm f/1.8 lens! More photos can be seen at my flickr photostream.

Say YES! to Michigan

My cousins Carah, left, and Cate Hoitenga with their respective boyfriends at sunset on a Lake Michigan beach.

In June I had a holiday in Holland, Michigan, home to my maternal Dutch ancestors. My mom and brother drove up from Kentucky, too. Holland is on the west side of Michigan, right on the beach. I had a lovely weekend visiting with family, turning myself into a lobster and enjoying the surf.

More photos are at my flickr photostream.