Yesterday found me and the family with the day off and again more unseasonably “warm” weather. We decided the only thing to do was go outside! When I was visiting the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning, they’d had a volunteer there from the Woodland Cemetery. The photos in the brochures he was passing out made it look like a nice place (depending on how you feel about cemeteries!) for a family stroll.
Woodland Cemetery is one of those lovely old garden cemeteries with paths and greenery. It’s also listed as an arboretum and I’m sure if we’d gone in a season other than deep winter we’d have marveled at the lovely trees as well. As it is, for us, the headstones and mausoleums were our main source of awe. There were some amazing works of funereal art at this cemetery- truly and we really enjoyed strolling for the better part of three hours!
Please allow me to share with you some photos from yesterday’s trip.
This chapel graces the entrance of the cemetery. I loved the stone and if you look up at the top left under the tower you can spy the resident gargoyle!
I have a particular soft spot for those headstones that are in the shape of a mourning woman. Something about their lovely pitifulness strikes a chord within me.
This one was my personal favorite. I adore Art Deco in all its forms and this stylized headstone is no exception. This outfit is my “go-to” vintage winter outfit. I’m wearing my 1940s jeans, a 1950s cardigan underneath my 1950s Pendleton and my saddle shoes. My hair is just two braids wrapped up and around my head (for days I don’t feel like doing anything elaborate).
Our trip also included stops to visit several local dignitaries
We searched high and low for this one. She was a famous actress in the 1900s and apparently had a scandalous divorce! My word!
Hope you enjoyed our stroll through the cemetery!