December 9th

I’m on a mission to visit all the cemeteries.

Well, not so much all of them as a lot of them. Mostly the ones I can walk to or bike to easily. Or happen by. There’s one in the area I’ve been meaning to visit for a while, and I did so today.

On the overpass walking to the cemetery

On the overpass walking to the cemetery. Kind of a bleak day. But kind of pretty, if you’re into that. Fortunately, I am.

Someone had been there not long before

Someone had been there not long before

Thought it was sort of neat to see the wide berth of untouched grass surrounded by snow under the big trees

Thought it was sort of neat to see the wide berth of untouched grass surrounded by snow under the big trees

Always fascinated by lichen, particularly the really cool stuff that always seems to grow on these ubiquitous redcedars in cemeteries.

Always fascinated by lichen, particularly the really cool stuff that always seems to grow on these ubiquitous redcedars in cemeteries.

Beautiful patterns

Beautiful patterns

Neat-ish rows flanked by tall cedars

Neat-ish rows flanked by tall cedars

Matching graves

Matching graves

Jesus

Jesus

Beautiful twisting bark

Beautiful twisting bark

More lovely lichen

More lovely lichen

Strange little monument for a monsignor that was almost tucked under the shrubs surrounding the Jesus sculpture a few pictures back; most incongruous. Anyway. Loved the bright cedar leaves that had fallen

Strange little monument for a monsignor that was almost tucked under the shrubs surrounding the Jesus sculpture a few pictures back; most incongruous. Anyway. Loved the bright cedar leaves that had fallen

There was this one grave which must have been placed here long before this tree was practically eating it....

There was this one grave which must have been placed here long before this tree was practically eating it….

Pollen cones

Pollen cones

Someone left behind what I presume to be the departed's favorite brewski

Someone left behind what I presume to be the departed’s favorite brewski

An angel at the same grave

An angel at the same grave

Elsewhere, the dead preferred Milwaukee's Best. Somewhere else in the cemetery, I saw a bottle of Ensure and two fun-size candy bars

Elsewhere, the dead preferred Milwaukee’s Best. Somewhere else in the cemetery, I saw a bottle of Ensure and two fun-size candy bars

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