A little mid-winter creepiness

Lebanon Circle_Highgate

Visitors to West Cemetery portion of Highgate Cemetery will recognize these photos showing view from the top and the bottom of the stairs into the Circle of Lebanon mausoleum. For more photos that really give a more full overview of what the Circle looks like, check out this Google photo collection.

Circle of Lebanon_HG


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Sharing Saturday: Ancestors at Rest


Cornwall is another one of those places on my To Visit list, but up until now, I was just interested in going there to see the ocean views and maybe tramp around on a couple of walking trails. Ancestors at Rest is a blog set in Cornwall, and features some terrific photos/exploration notes.

It appears to be a static blog (similar to what BTG was at one time), but maybe if enough people check out this By Day, We All Miss Thee post, maybe the owner will be persuaded to begin posting again.

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Having a sense of humor is a must. So there.

A view at last

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February 20, 2015 · 05:30

Gone but not forgotten


A carving of two hands clasped, one female, one male, signifies the loss of a spouse. Take a closer look at the details on the cuffs in order to tell which of the hands is masculine and which is feminine.

This style seems to have appeared most frequently in Victorian times.

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Pushing up some daisies


I’m willing to bet there are a large number of BTG readers out there who are THOROUGHLY sick of winter’s cold weather, ice, snow, dripping clothes, and even drippier noses.

I’m also willing to bet there are a significant number of you who are seriously wondering whether you’ll ever see green grass again. So in the spirit of all that’s good about flowers and cemeteries pushing up daisies in the spring, here’s a little something that will hopefully speed the arrival of warmer weather to where you live.

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To be continued…

To be continued

Argh! I can’t believe I completely forgot to publish this on Saturday as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Found this headstone in Cambria, CA (just south of Hearst Castle) years ago and just loved how it commemorated 56 long and happy years together – a marriage that started shortly after the Pearl Harbor bombing.

Check out the wedding date right about the, “To be Continued…” sign.

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Sharing Saturday: Home Among the Headstones

The East Coast has any number of wonderfully carved headstones as this post from blogger, Home Among the Headstones proves.  Check it out.

The Old Center Cemetery in Suffield, CT.

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