Have you ever noticed how incredibly beautiful cemeteries can be? They’re typically filled with flowers, sculptures and trees that often make them feel more like a garden than a burial ground. A bit strange perhaps, but I find it comforting to know that an oak tree or an azalea bush may share their space with me as I return to nature.
Bonaventure Cemetery is Savannah, Georgia’s oldest cemetery. As its website claims, it is “hauntingly beautiful.” Its Live oaks create a natural cathedral-like effect above the sculptured tombs, headstones and grave markers. As you walk solemnly through the grounds, you’re sure to be awed by its beauty and serenity.
“Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said
Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days
That are no more, and shall no more return.
Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed;
I stay a little longer, as one stays
To cover up the embers that still burn.”
– William Wadsworth Longfellow
Stay tuned for more images from Bonaventure in the next blog post. Thanks for stopping by today and as always, I love to hear your thoughts!