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Saturday, April 24, 2010

God's Gift


This is the cemetary this year here in south Texas where most of John's people are buried. This is mostly Indian Paintbrushes, some bluebonnets, and some other wild flowers. I like to think God made these beautiful flowers in memory of the dead. Notice the iron fence around a grave in the middle of the picture. When I see these old markers for graves it reminds me of a baby crib. You will see a few of these in almost all old cemetaries around this area. Maybe only the affluent could afford them or maybe they are the oldest graves and they stopped useing them.

15 comments:

Sheila said...

I hope you are having a nice weekend. It is thundering and lightning here, but it's needed. Take care, Sheila

madcobug said...

There is a grave similar to that one near here in a triangle of a road. Hope you got some of this rain without the tornatic activity. Helen

jack69 said...

Love the country tales of ghosts and graveyards, okay cemetary. I have requested no fence, I might want to get out!!!!

As far as I know, there are no fences in our families. Ha!

Indigo said...

Breathtaking. Wonderfully perceptive describing the iron fences as cribs. I will always think of that description whenever I see them now. (Hugs)Indigo

Sayit-baldys said...

I LOVE THE WILDFLOWERS. sam

Barbara said...

I too, love the wildflowers. It is beautiful! Also like the prickly pear picture you have at the top. ;o)

Lucy said...

We have family buried in old cemetery's and some of the headstones are amazing. Love the wild flowers.

Ricepatty said...

Love the wild flowers - I have always wondered about this "fence/gates" around plots in old cemetaries too. Thanks for visiting me and for the birthday wishes :)

Marty said...

Very beautiful. Your pictures make even a graveyard look inviting!
Best,
Marty

Dar said...

Oh my, what beauty surrounds Tx in springtime. I'm sure the deceased appreciate them too. Sad if that fence means a child had died. I like it better if it meant it was just the way they used to bury the dead. Gives me a warm chill.
Bless Your Week Paula

Toon said...

Places like this are so peaceful -- even looking at the photos gives me that feeling.

Jimmy's Journal said...

What a serene, beautiful place. I'd like to think that God decorates these graveyards, as well.

Jimmy

salemslot9 said...

why are there fences around cemeteries?


people are dying to get in

I know
bad, old joke
but, I couldn't resist

Lisa said...

This is a lovely cemetary, the kind of place I would like to be buried.

Gerry said...

Oh, this is so beautiful, so apropos for a cemetery. Couldn't be better.