Life and Death

Life and Death

Pennsylvania's mountainous regions hide many beautiful little secrets, such as this one I saw before me, as we explored the wooded countryside. Near the town of Ashland, PA, there is a miniscule but wonderful little place called Fountain Springs. Hugging the small town is a graveyard nearly as large as the town itself; hundreds of graves dating from long ago dotted the landscape, with one of Pennsylvania's many rolling mountainous hills looming in the background. The striking thing I noted as I passed by, however, were the large patches of daylillies growing all around the cemetery. They were beautiful, and begged a photograph or two. Thankfully, I was able to come away from there with this wonderful, selective color photo. An interesting fact, by the way? This photo was taken very close to the historic coal mining town of Centralia; where a coal fire has been burning out of control beneath the city since 1961, forcing its residents to evacuate, leaving the area itself a ghost town of trees and deteriorated roads, pockmarked by gas and fume vents. While I did get to travel to Centralia itself, it's amazing how little there really was to take photographs of there; the town is little more now than barren roads criss-crossing through overgrown fields and brush.

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