Friday, November 25, 2011

Inspiration on a Blustery Day

I'm saving my shopping for tomorrow (shop local independent business, not big box) but still felt the need to get out of the house today. I've been meaning to check out Lakeview Cemetery for a long time. I think it's oldest one in town, with familiar names of the early movers & shakers such as the first headstone below - a park is named for him. With my "Document your life" task for today being document a stranger, I thought, why not document the strangers in this cemetery and finally get a look? And yes, it does have a beautiful view of the lake. Enjoy some of the unusual detail on these headstones, some of which just might end up in a quilt.


Sherrie Spangler said...

I've never noticed such beautiful carvings in gravestones, especially the one for Nellie. They would make good quilt motifs or inspiration.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Many of these were new to me as well. Most dating from the early 1900's and some like Nellie's were carved in high relief, VERY high relief, almost sculptural. That one dutch looking potted flower or basket especially took me by surprise. It definitely looked like a quilt or needlepoint design. Really a lot of lilies - more than I remember seeing elsewhere. Made me wonder how region specific these are.