I was going to title this: "A walk on the wild side", however I couldn't find anything "wild" to write about and my pics are more on the weird side...sort of like me! I've been trying to get a daily walk in. I've been using the cemetery as my walking route. I've mentioned this a few times on my blog. It's a great place to walk...quiet, smooth paved road, few cars, fewer people, and I have a route all mapped out so I know how far I've traveled. Sometimes I run into my son Jordan as he's walking his dog Eddy. So all in all it's a good spot. I wasn't working today so I took the opportunity to do my walk in the AM. Today was a beautiful, non humid, sort of cool weather day. It was a bit noisier this morning as all the mowers and weed whackers were out in force keeping everything neat and tidy. All of a sudden it was dead..pardon the pun....silence. Everything stopped because 2 funerals were about to begin. Today I decided to take my camera. The other day I saw a few things I would have liked to have captured. I'm not sure my phone has a zoom lens and I missed some cool shots of big black birds on top of some headstones. Kind of creepy I guess! So I made sure I snagged my camera this morning. I decided to take time to snap some pics of the weirder things on my route. I must add that the other day I stopped in my tracks and actually uttered this statement: "Man, is smells like something died around here." I'm hoping it was an animal. Anyway, here are my pics of weird cemetery sightings:
Headless, limbless angel.
Some monuments are huge. Some say the ball on top of this one moves. I don't care if it moves but hopefully it won't fall on my head!
This grave is a child's. It sits on this hillside all alone. Sort of sad I think. The following graves aren't really weird but I wanted to demonstrate the differences in burial plots.
Some are fancy and big. They say you can't take it with you...maybe they are going to try.
Some are humble.
Some invite you to sit and chat.
I'm not sure if the picture shows the wedding ring going on or coming off since it says:"Until Death Do Us Part". When Jack and I were sealed in the Mormon Temple the vows said: "For Time and All Eternity"....makes me smile to think how much time I'll be able to torture that poor guy!
Some are decorated to the hilt.
Those who served in the military have special stars that indicate which war.
You might have to look close to read what's on the back of this grave. Some headstones have interesting things about the person or a special saying or Bible verse. This grave is the sweet young lady who lived next door to us in town. She had a lung disease. On the back it says: Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. She was a special person and I think of her and her family each time I pass by here.
None of us knows how much time we'll have on this earth. I pass by baby graves and graves of folks who've lived a long, long life. What we do with that time is what's important. Let's not waste it. Sometimes a walk in the cemetery is just what is needed to feel alive.
Welcome to the Pines! I'm a wife of many, many years with my Chiropractor hubbie, the Mom to 4 all grown up boys/now men...and Grandmother to 9 super Grandkiddos. I work in surgery and my simple adventures are here for your amusement..can you take it?