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A Lonely Old Country Cemetery at Magic Hour – Bellflower, Missouri

Yesterday I accompanied Joe to a get together at a work friend’s home in beautiful and secluded Bellflower, Missouri. It was our first trip to this part of the world. Bellflower isn’t large in area and is truly in the middle of nowhere, seemingly consisting of mostly farms and gravel roads. The population is less than 400. Though that’s a very small population, I’m not sure where all those residents were, because turning from one long gravel road to another, we never met another human being until we reached our destination. As we were leaving, I asked our hosts if we’d find an old cemetery nearby, and fortunately the Bellflower Baptist Cemetery, established in 1841, was fairly close. 

There aren’t too many times you’ll get me laying down on the ground with nature crawling all over, but for a great photographic shot in a cemetery, I don’t even think twice. 

 

Interested in my other cemetery posts? 

Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville Missouri

Assumption Cemetery, O’Fallon Missouri

Cravens Cemetery, Camden Missouri

Cemeteries: Concordia and Emma, Missouri 

Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri 

Forest Grove Cemetery, Lexington, Missouri 

Lexington’s Old Catholic Cemetery 

Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, Missouri 

Two Smoky Mountain Cemeteries 

Just a Stroll through a Random Cemetery on the Way Home 

 

Adopting the graves of little Clara and Johnnie (most recent listed first)

An Update in Four Photos

Adopting Graves: Second Visit with Clara and Johnnie

Adopting Graves: More on little Clara and her Family

Adopting Graves: Some genealogy of our little Johnnie and his family

Adopting Graves: A New Autumn Tradition (2013)

 

 

 

 


Cemeteries: Concordia and Emma, Missouri…

On my way home from Lexington this weekend I decided to visit and photograph some small cemeteries that I always see from the highway. These three cemeteries (Holy Cross Lutheran, Saint Paul’s Lutheran, and Saint John Cemetery) are actually very close to each other. Other than the sound of the traffic on the highway, they seem so very peaceful and sleepy with country surrounding them. They have so much character!

I also decided to experiment for the first time with photo manipulation. I used an app on my iPhone called Camera+ if you’re interested. I know some people aren’t into it but I had fun experimenting with it. I’m not sure if this will be a new thing or not. We’ll see. What do you think? 

 

Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Emma, Missouri

 

Saint Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia, Missouri

 

Saint John Cemetery, outside of Concordia, Missouri

 

Related Posts:

Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO 

Forest Grove Cemetery, Lexington, MO

Old Catholic Cemetery, Lexington, MO

Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, MO

Two Smoky Mountain Cemeteries, Tennessee

Just a Stroll through a Random Cemetery, Wentzville, MO

 

 

 


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