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.
Love this! makes me wish I were there.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Any unique epitaphs?
Oh both shots are just just just so very V ..
LOVE cemetery statuary and photos. Cemeteries are such a wonderful blend of history, family, art, and culture. Lovely post!
Now that's a gorgeous composition! Love the blurred background! Also like the second photo.
What fun! Did you do rubbings of the gravestones? I remember we did that in Girl Scouts.
As if the cherub was looking over the gravestone's safety...
I so agree with Daryl!!! beautiful shots V!!! Very poignant!
We have those wildflowers here, all over Old Town. I'm not sure what they are called, but they are a very pale blue.
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