Sunday, April 11, 2010

Springtime at Oak Hill



I recently returned to Birmingham's Oak Hill Cemetery with my granddaughter's Brownie Troop. One of the dads, Stuart Oates, is the curator and gave us a wonderful walking tour of the grounds. Deeded in 1873, it was the first city cemetery and the resting place for many of Birmingham's founding fathers and their families. Today a cherub that I thought quite beautiful. It was a glorious spring day and the wildflowers covered the lawn as seen in the photo below.


14 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

Love this! makes me wish I were there.

Tash said...

A glorious spring day - lovely photos! I commend your Brownie leaders...I don't think a cemetary visit would go over well with the 'troops' here...so much history being missed out on.

brattcat said...

Talk about angels with dirty faces...but what a splendid weather caressed face she has. The second shot of the stone afloat in wild flowers is so moving.

B SQUARED said...

The most amazing item of today's post, is that there are still Brownies. I haven't seen those little gals in years. Always see their big sister hawking cookies but not them.

FireLight said...

Beautiful spring images at Oak Hill...I have a very dear friend buried there...as well as some family! Thank you for the precious cherub! Go Brownies!

Jilly said...

Oh yes such a beautiful cherub but the photo that hit me between the eyes is the sloping grave stone amongst the flowers - so poignant somehow.

altadenahiker said...

Any unique epitaphs?

Daryl said...

Oh both shots are just just just so very V ..

Fotofule said...

LOVE cemetery statuary and photos. Cemeteries are such a wonderful blend of history, family, art, and culture. Lovely post!

JM said...

Now that's a gorgeous composition! Love the blurred background! Also like the second photo.

Halcyon said...

What fun! Did you do rubbings of the gravestones? I remember we did that in Girl Scouts.

Thérèse said...

As if the cherub was looking over the gravestone's safety...

TheChieftess said...

I so agree with Daryl!!! beautiful shots V!!! Very poignant!

Rambling Round said...

We have those wildflowers here, all over Old Town. I'm not sure what they are called, but they are a very pale blue.