Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Photos 2


Votive candle, flickering bravely.....





Another view of the flowers, showing the white roses....



I love these lilies !


The grave mound, flower bedecked, in the midst of so many old graves......


And the view from the grave, overlooking gentle rolling hills and farmland.
 A nice resting place.

I must own to a slightly macabre interest in the mechanics of why some grave stones start to slip sideways, backwards, forwards, for no apparent reason, as can be seen in the last two photographs. Many of these graves have not beeen re-opened for many, many years, the caskets will have had time to disintegrate many years previously and the site is a pretty stable one, so why the memorials shift suddenly is an interesting question. 

As in so many council-operated public cemeteries, the memorials are regularly tested for stability to prevent accidents, and some headstones have been laid flat if they were found to be unstable and it was not possible to trace a relative who might have legal ownership of the grave.......
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