You may not immediately think of a graveyard as a place of beauty, but, as is so often the case, it's all in how you choose to look at it.

These final resting places are often peaceful spots for contemplation where we can pray or show our respect, even for those who passed a century or more before we were born.

And the headstones, like these we found in the Saline area, are frequently simple works of art that not only mark the presence of those below them, but capture the style of their era.

So, this Halloween season, if you drive by an old cemetery, consider stopping and taking a walk through it, not in search of something spooky, but in expectation of something beautiful.

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