Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Theme Day, My Favorite Part of Town

It's Theme Day again, and the bloggers at City Daily Photo Blogs get to choose their favorite part of town. So now, can you believe that mine is a cemetery?
Old Live Oak Cemetery is simply magnificent in spring. The garden atmosphere amid ornate monuments and billowing Spanish Moss is both romantic and haunting. Whenever I need something new for the blog, there is always a statue , a flower or an inscription that I've never noticed before. And, while it's located next to busy Dallas Avenue, the sounds of traffic seem to fade away...right along with the etchings of weathered gravestones. 
(Spring is not this far along  here YET!  I snapped this photograph a few springs ago.) 


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11 comments:

Lois said...

It is so lovely! We have a similar cemetery a block from my office and I like to go over there sometimes during lunch and enjoy the quiet. It looks a lot like this one with the Spanish moss hanging from the trees.

Rambling Round said...

Yes, these old cemeteries really pay peaceful tributes to the lives of loved ones.

Virginia said...

Why have I never heard of this gorgeous place? You are so right, it is magnificent. I"m guessing in just a few weeks it will be this lovely again. Terrific photograph.
V

Rambling Round said...

Virginia, Old Live Oak Cemetery is the setting for Selma's Pilgrimage "ghost tour" every year. If we don't get a hard freeze, some dogwoods, redbuds and azaleas should be in bloom then.

bfarr said...

Very striking. The white monuments and the red azaeleas.

Tanya said...

it's beautiful! i love old cemeteries!

Kate said...

The colour scheme from top to bottom is terrific. Cemetery...why not; they're such restful places.

Johnny Nutcase said...

that's a lot of spanish moss - looks so pretty!

April said...

Stunning photograph.

Moon said...

Beautiful picture. Love the trees with spanish moss. You can find Spanish moss in Wilmington, NC but none here in Selma.

Rambling Round said...

Thanks, Moon. Interesting about where the Spanish Moss cuts off. There is plenty in Selma and a lot just down the road from our house but none north of here.