Sunday, April 17, 2011

Moss-Covered Stone (107/365)

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“…and although there is plenty of space on a gravestone to contain, bound in moss, the abridged version of a man's life, detail is always welcome.

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Laughter in the Dark, ch. 1 (1938). The beginning of the novel.

TIME:  9:43 AM
PLACE:  Cemetery
SUBJECT:  Moss on grave marker

I am a member at the "Find A Grave” website.  In the past I have contributed several memorials as part of my genealogical pursuits.  As a member, one can volunteer to contribute photos from other members requests of specific gravesites.  Yesterday, there were a couple of requests for photos at a nearby cemetery.  I claimed them and this morning, I went and took the pictures.  One of the requested headstones was for a husband who died in 1861 at the age of 53 and his wife, who 1901 at the age of 82.  Their maker had moss growing on it – it looked so beautiful in the shadows and light of the morning.


Mari said...

Very cool picture and I think this is a neat thing to do!

Salina said...

I agree with mari and I just have to say that is so creative! Now Foods