Cemeteries are unique places in our lives. Some are beautiful, some are historic, and some are even entertaining. There is a quiet sadness about all cemeteries because they are the final resting places of our loved ones. We intend to post pictures here of cemeteries and head stones that are original photographs. We are looking for beauty, dignity, funny and above all something interesting. Feel free to comment and to contribute. We will provide a mail box if you want to contribute.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring is Here!

Spring is here and Easter has already come and gone.  The trees are budding and once again I am venturing out to shoot pictures of the area's Cemeteries.  I found yesterday to be an excellent day weatherwise and managed to cover two cemeteries.  One of them is in m home-town of Waterbury and the other is a historic Cemetery in the city of Meriden.  These of course are all in the State of Connecticut.  I will feature each of the Cemeteries in future posts, but this time I am going to feature some of the flowers I saw.  Often flowers in a cemetery are in some sort of pot, but these are growing in the ground.  Some of them have been specifically planted, but some are volunteer plants.  Now to the flowers.
This is a Tulip that has been planted by the stone.  Tulips are beautiful, but the flower lass only a short time.
Daffodils are like Tulips, they are beautiful but are short-lived.  I actually cropped out some of the withered flowers.
The Bluish flower is a Hyacinth. I don't know what the red flower is.  the Hyacinth is one of the first bubs to bloom and these are well past their prime.  The red flowers are beautiful.
I am not sure what this plant is.  It is very small and delicate and I believe a derivative of something that was once planted.  They were all around this stone.  This is a closeup view.
These delicate little bluish flowers  were found all over a certain area of the cemetery.  I know them as May Pink.  They are a wild flower and appear to be a kid of pansy, but I am not sure.  Why are they called May Pink?  I have no idea they are a purplish blue color.  They tend to grow until someone mows the lawn.
Dandelions are often thought of as weeds, but this one set near the blue flowers is quite pretty.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.


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