Cemeteries in Spring

 

Red Prayer - Sonja Quintero

Red Prayer – Sonja Quintero

Cemeteries in Spring take on a whole different look. While I find the most beautiful backdrop is fall, Spring can bring highlights of its own. On a recent trip to my favorite cemetery I saw fields of bluebonnets surrounding tombstones over a hundred years old. It was both surreal and serene.

In the spring, the vines covering ancient tombs, sprout leaves and sometimes the most beautiful of blooms. In the photo above, the vine leaves have overtaken this wonderful grave marker in prayer, bringing a softness to the hard stone.

It is a bitter sweet reminder of how time marches on and the world never stops. Even for grief.

Sonja

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