Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Taphophile Tragics

I noticed this gravesite in Roselawn Cemetery had a sign next to it saying "Do not mow". I guess the family wants to do all of the maintenance themselves. To see more interesting cemetery photographs, don't miss Taphophile Tragics.

11 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Perhaps the family is concerned about someone mowing might knock down the pretty angel.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, restful looking gravesite and a wonderful capture for the day, Lois! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

Randy said...

Interesting sign. I wonder if they planted something special there.

hamilton said...

There is to be a meeting in our city to determine how to best educate the workers in cemeteries as to the importance of respecting the gravesites and the history in the cemeteries where they often ride their mowers with little regard to the the stones, ornaments or plantings. There is a lot of (unintentional) damage done by these parks people.

Jack said...

Do not mow? I wonder what the thinking is. Doing this every week would get awfully old.

Nicola Carpenter said...

There could be spring bulbs planted or previous mowing has damanged the grave.

I know in my local cemetery the company that is sub-contatced to cut the grass are not the most careful. They once strimmed over a grave I left silk flowers on obliterating them.

Great picture.

Beneath Thy Feet

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is a very accommodating cemetery.

marbletowns said...

It's unfortunate, but true that sometimes, the people doing the mowing and landscape maintenance do some damage. I've seen cemeteries where the guys are on those big standing mowers and just rushing around .... so I understand if this family would prefer to maintain this site, themselves.

Lowell said...

Can't imagine a cemetery would leave the mowing to a family...but all things are possible these days. :-) I wonder how many "Roselawn" cemeteries there are in the U.S.

CaT said...

looks like autumn!

Julie said...

Perhaps the manicured look is not for them, Lois. It does look welcoming with all the scattered leafage. Is that a 3-legged seat there, too. Not easy to mow around on a machine, but a cinch with a large pair of garden shears.

I had given little thought to the damage that maintenance can cause. I will pay more attention, in future.