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Forest Hills Cemetery

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Alexis and I went to Forest Hills Cemetery last week. It's a large beautiful graveyard with public art and grand old trees; also, you are allowed to bring dogs there, so we did.


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Of course I was immediately drawn to the lichen growing on the stones.

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It was a cloudy gloomy day, I think you can get that from these pictures.

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Some of the memorials are works of art.

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These white pines must be some of the tallest in Boston.

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This wonderful eagle sculpture is a military man's memorial.

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Melbourne Brindle sounds like the name of something, but not a person.

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This low flat memorial is in use as a feeding platform by gray squirrels.

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These are some newer stones--the graveyard is still in use and adding new occupants.

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We emerged next to a neighborhood--we actually considered buying that yellow house before we discovered Contentment Cottage.

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Wildlife was quietly active overhead.

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If we'd bought that yellow house this would have been our regular dogwalk path, a patch of woods owned by the cemetery.

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A convenient break in the fence is our route back to the neighborhood.

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lizziebelle
Jan. 16th, 2016 06:11 pm (UTC)
I need to go back there someday. Not till spring though, I think. It's so pretty in the spring, greater photographic opportunity. :)
weofodthignen
Jan. 16th, 2016 07:00 pm (UTC)
Find-a-Grave corroborates my guess that it's this guy.

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urbpan
Jan. 16th, 2016 11:52 pm (UTC)
Oh interesting, well done!
weofodthignen
Feb. 10th, 2016 07:16 am (UTC)
... and voilà
viridian5
Jan. 17th, 2016 03:25 am (UTC)
Living in Queens, I'm surrounded by old cemeteries, and I go to them for nature walks, history, and art. Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery has 478 acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths and is a registered member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System.

I've been taking photos of all of them for years, mostly for sculpture but also some nature, the last particularly in spring and autumn.
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