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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Photo Hunt: Memorial



Our local cemetery, originally uploaded by theclutterbells.
Near our house there is a small cemetery, with many graves from the original settlers in the area. The area was settled by farmers many of them European, including some German and Dutch. There is a lot of history and many interesting memorials from the fancy to the simple and plain. I liked this one with hardy plants growing

13 comments:

YTSL said...

Looking at the grave, I got to thinking: the person buried underneath it must have been a lover of nature...

ipanema said...

seeing this reminds me of my hubby's memorial plan that wasn't used as he opted to be cremated according to his last wish.

thanks for the visit. :)

jmb said...

I love visiting graveyards but they are becoming a thing of the past.
How nice that this is lovingly tended still.

Happy weekend Colin.

Colin Campbell said...

Yes

Very hard to buy a plot or even a lease here in Adelaide. We have friends, whose parents have bought plots in country areas that they like.

Most people are cremated and put in a little post box type memorial.

CRIZ LAI said...

You can hardly see such nicely manned cemetery anymore. Nice one there. :)

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jams o donnell said...

I love that the grave has been planted with hardy plants. It's a great idea!

archiearchive said...

Excellent choice - off to check my genealogical listings for Hoskins in SA :)

Mariposa said...

Great idea for a grave!

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Carver said...

I think a garden is a wonderful memorial. Happy weekend.

Surfie said...

What a great idea to have a little garden of sorts marking your gravesite. I'd love to have something like that for my own if I were going to be buried. It makes me think of the book Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.

Bonggamom said...

I've never seen a grave like that before! Very original and a great memorial to the person.

My photohunt post is up

Eden said...

Good take on the theme. I finally came up with one.

Do come and visit, right here:http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/eden/

Scott said...

Excellent take on this weeks theme. I love little grave yards, seems like their story is more personal.