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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer Scavenger Hunt

We have a list of things to hunt for this summer - it has been fun.  I have another to add today.


19 - Public Garden

Bayview Cemetery has many plantings and garden areas to enjoy.  They encourage the town's people to walk, jog or bike (respectfully) through the gardens and markers.  Sometimes you will see a family picnicking under the trees.  It is a serene and calming place to visit in the summer when the Dogwood Trees are blooming. 




25 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful captures!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Stunning photos, JoAnn!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi JoAnn. As all of your photos always are, these are so beautiful too. There is something about old cemeteries that really speaks to me. It is so nice to see one that is kept so beautifully. We have a few up here that have such beautiful and interesting stone markers but the grounds are horrible. So disrespectful if you ask me..Happy Thursday..Judy

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've heard that in Europe, cemeteries serve as very popular and well-used green spaces and parks. Not in North America! Nice to hear that may be changing a little bit in your area.

Kerry said...

Such beauty captured perfectly

Linda said...

What lovely pictures! Looks like a lovely place to walk, jog or picnic!

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely photos...those Dogwood blossoms are stellar!
oxo from Virginia USA

Sylvia said...

I love the dogwood blossoms! Well done!

Lady Ella said...

Amazing trees - never seen anything like them before!

Julie Fukuda said...

I can't think of any cemetery in Japan being used as a park. Not only are the stones so full one can hardly walk, some people are afraid to enter after dark, indeed they will walk 20 minutes around one rather than five minutes to get to the bus stop on the far side.

Carmen said...

Very gorgeous garden. I too enjoy spending time at cemeteries. They're so peaceful.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a tranquil spot to sit in, among that beautiful blossom. Lovely shots.

Becky said...

What a beautiful place and you have captured it perfectly!

J said...

I love that "in-your-face" shot of the dogwood - beautiful!
How lovely to have people interact with those who make their home at the cemetery. They are our loved ones who enjoy visitors and eavesdropping on what we have to say!

Rhodesia said...

Beautiful, I am still trying to find a decent public garden!! Keep up the good work Diane

Powell River Books said...

They don't make cemeteries like that any more do they. Now they want everything flat so it's easy to mow. - Margy

Maggie said...

Beautiful pictures. There is a woodland burial ground near here that has just one event a day, either a funeral or a wedding!

Maggie said...

There is a Woodland Burial ground near here with lovely function rooms. It has wedding as well as funerals and only one event a day so no rushing. Beautiful pictures by the way.

Kay said...

Beautiful spot, and the dogwood blossoms are spectacular!

marshaleith said...

gorgeous garden

Akannie said...

What gorgeous pictures !! Your area has always been one of my favorite places..I lived in Northern California (40 minutes from the Oregon border) for years, and traveled up and down the coast many times. Thanks for starting my morning off with all this beauty!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous dogwoods. Thanks for linking up.
Rinda

Cheri said...

Such beautiful blossom shots!

Candy S said...

The dogwoods are beautiful, the collage of them is gorgeous. When I was young and dating we would walk in the cemetery near our house, it was lovely and very peaceful back then. It was an old cemetery (dedicated in 1893) and beautifully attended to.

Wrightboysmum said...

Lovely photos. Happy Hunting.