This simple cross was adorning one of the graves at Campbell-Grier Cemetery on Boedigheimer Rd. just outside of town the other day. I’m not religious, but I can appreciate the sentiment of the marker.
How about a random shot of the Campbell-Grier Cemetery, also known as Stayton Pioneer Cemetery. It’s located just outside of Stayton city limits. Don’t let the trees fool you — I actually took this back in October, but never posted it. So here it is. Yay.
Speaking of that…
Calling all guest photographers!
I have not been feeling well lately, so I haven’t been able to go out and take pictures much at all recently. So if you have any of the Stayton area you’d like to share, please let me know! Visit the Contribute a Photo page. If you’ve already sent me a photo and I haven’t posted it, please resend. I have been having a bit of trouble with my email as of late. In fact, please send it to celinechamberlingmailcom — that one is more reliable and can handle bigger file sizes. Thanks!
We have a new guest photographer today! Katie Staley brings us this beautiful look back at last summer, which is especially nice right since the weather has been so wet around here. Her description:
This was taken in the summer while visiting Stayton Pioneer Cemetery (also known as Campbell-Grier Cemetery). My grandparents and other family are buried there. I love the calm rolling hills.
Thanks so much, Katie! And what a gorgeous motorcycle.
I took this the other night at Campbell-Grier Cemetery, just outside of Stayton. The silhouette is part of a metal decoration of a girl holding up a flower. That flower looks like a sun in silhouette, which made me think of the song “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden, which led to using part of the lyrics for the title of this post. Which is really more information than you needed, but what are ya gonna do.
In other news, I have a couple more guest photographers’ photos to post, once I get organized to do that. So if you’re waiting for me to do it, I apologize. You wouldn’t believe the week I had yesterday.
I couldn’t sleep a few days ago, so I went over to the Campbell-Grier Cemetery just before sunrise to see what I could see. I don’t normally experience sunrises… mornings aren’t really part of my existence. I much prefer to be awake at night. I think I’m part vampire (the non-sparkly kind), or maybe owl (like Hedwig). I may post another photo tomorrow of the sunrise. Or I may not. I really should plan ahead. But I won’t.
I posted some photos from the Campbell-Grier Cemetery late last month, but since I wasn’t able to spend much time there during my visit, I decided to head over there again. It’s such a beautiful and peaceful little place.
I took a trip yesterday to the Campbell-Grier Cemetery, which sits just outside of Stayton along Boedigheimer Rd. It’s a lovely little place. If I’d realized it was so close, I would have gone a long time ago.
The cemetery is the burial place of Drury Smith Stayton (see photo at right), the founder and namesake of Stayton. I was only able to spend a few minutes taking photos (it was windy and cold), so I hope to go back soon during better weather.
I had a lot of trouble finding information about the cemetery online. It is also evidently known as Stayton Pioneer Cemetery. I think. USGenWeb has a burial listing up, and it mentions the alternate name, but that’s the pretty much all I could find. If anyone out there knows more, I’d be most grateful if you could leave a comment with the details. I hadn’t even realized it was where Drury Smith Stayton was buried… I came across it by accident.
Be sure to check out my Flickr photoset of the cemetery. It has several more photos from the cemetery.