Posted on | October 28, 2012 | No Comments
For Illustration Friday, Haunt.
I am considering haunting Victoria’s Ross Bay Cemetary should I become a ghost in need of a place to wander. Ross Bay is beautiful this time of year. Not at all like the colors in this piece: the autumn golds and pale greens of dried grass are broken up with slabs of grey and pinkish marble. It’s a good place for a fall walk, and apparently it already boasts a good measure of ghosts, including Isabella Ross, the first woman to own land in BC, who owned a farm at the site. Some of the curving paths you can walk today are the remnants of roads on her property.
A little over two weeks ago, I broke my patella and had surgery to repair the kneecap and its tendon. Each day, my husband kindly takes me out to get some fresh air and crutch myself around. Ross Bay has become part of our rotation, so I figure I have some claim to it as a future ghost. The crutches should make me easy to recognize.