Wild Strawberries and Tombstones

In Virginia, there’s a group of beautiful old cemeteries near the Alexandria Veterans Cemetery with grave markers of honored dead that date back to the Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, and modern conflicts. This is not a sad, forgotten place. Its tree-lined paved paths between the different graveyards are often busy with walkers, runners and dog owners giving the pups a run, or saunter as the sultry weather dictates. Whenever we visit Alexandria we accompany the granddogs and their parents on a happy stroll through the cemeteries.

Today, just a week after Memorial Day and despite the subsequent torrential rain, many tombstones still were festooned with bright flowers, American flags and other red, white, and blue decorations. The most lasting decorations are the wild strawberries growing around the tombstones, a delightful organic contrast to the mylar pinwheels and balloons and silk flowers. Speaking of recent weather havoc in the cemeteries, not even the tombstones are safe as this picture shows a huge branch that the wind broke out of an ancient oak and knocked down several tombstones.

But there are other dangers lurking in the cemeteries that most wouldn’t expect. If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you know what I mean when I say DON’T BLINK when you encounter one of these, weeping or not!

It’s all fun!!!

Mmmmmmmmelinda

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