17 April 2010


My first day off in 7 days, and there is forecast a lovely sunny day ahead! But, glancing through the window at the meadow like usual, I spotted an eerie mist hovering over the graveyard. I grabbed the camera and dashed out in my pyjamas to take a few snaps...I'm sorry if these are boring for you...I just can't stop taking pictures of it! 

and more grass photos!

this is where the meadow becomes the graveyard, although I was alone (8am saturday), I kept hearing twigs snapping behind the trees, spooooky!! I really wanted to get a photo of the woodpecker that I hear every morning...but for now it will remain illusive.

These look old, but they are from the 1915-30s, they are the oldest I have found yet, some are so sad, two brothers and a sister died in the teens, and lots of 18 year old soldiers...it really makes you feel lucky.

I love this swing, I think it would make the perfect place to take portraits or fashion shoot or something like that, but as yet I have no model : (

I'm so happy to see swathes of this, my absolute favourite weed/wild flower! Cow Parsley...what a great name eh? It looks lovely in huge bunches in big jugs, I hope no one will mind me grabbing bundles of this later!

these are the wild chives that are growing everywhere! They also have very beautiful flowers so I'm looking forward to that too.

these boots are rubbish! I try to avoid wearing leather because I don't like the idea of wearing someone else's skin (I don't eat meat either) but the water just soaks straight through and it was like walking on wet sponges!
I'll get my wellies out next time, basically that's the answer!

Thanks for reading this if you got this far!
happy weekend!


  1. Beautiful pictures! Hard to believe its London!

  2. happy weekend to you! the sun is shining now...
    love your tales from london :)))

  3. gosh, what a bucolic scene! it's not really London is it?!

  4. Not boring at all. I love the one with the gravestones and also the swing!
    Thanks x

  5. How beautiful!!! cant believe these were taken in London I would love to visit one day! Last year in the Summer we did a tour of all the east end graves and saw where the jack the ripper victims were buried, plague pits, and the kray twins graves, the saddest ones are the children, where i live there was lots of bomb damage and the graves cant be fixed without permission so they are left broken which is very sad but at the same time in the summer and on a dark day it looks beautiful!
    If you dont mind me asking what is the name of this graveyard?

  6. The pictures are lovely. You're not boring me. A x

  7. These are so beautiful! The cemetary photo is amazing, but still sad - in such disrepair. So gorgeous!

  8. Hi Laura-Jane,
    This graveyard is called 'Camberwell Old' but its not in Camberwell and its not old!
    There are fresh ones in there if you know what I mean! It is quite near to the Horniman museum if you know where that is? The cemetry itself is not that big at least not as big as nunhead which is huge!
    They are strangely fascinating places though, and I can't imagine how i'd feel seeing Jack the Rippers victims, I'm glad they are not the ones near my back garden!

  9. Beautiful pictures! I love those misty landscapes.

  10. oh how i miss the graveyard, we used to live in underhill road and we would crawl through the fence to let the kids run wild in the meadow, it really is an amazing place