Graveyard on a Hill, Greenwood Furnace

The days for swimming are growing fewer. Many of our state parks will close their swimming areas for the season on or around Labor Day weekend. So my husband and I have been making it a priority to get out and swim as much as possible in the time that remains.

We made a morning trip to Greenwood Furnace State Park, which was to be followed by a lovely hot lunch at Couch's in McAlevy's Fort. What a beautiful swim we had at the park. The water isn't as cool as it once was, but it was pleasant, and everything around us was green.

Before I swam, I wandered around the park with my camera. I had time to visit the small cemetery that is directly across the road from the main spillway. It contains the graves of Revolutionary War and Civil War veterans and their families.

The light was very good there, shining through the red, white, and blue flags. It was a peaceful place amid the green woods; a quiet spot for that final sleep.

The tune to accompany this little graveyard scene is a sad song. For the sun may have been out, but the sky was crying in remembrance of our loss. For 26 years later, we remember one of the greats: Stevie Ray Vaughan lost his life in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990. I don't know that you'll ever hear a better version than this, so here it is:  Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Albert King, and Paul Butterfield, with The Sky Is Crying.

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