Bees and butterflies in a cemetery

I’ve decided I love old cemeteries. They look cool and have great birds and bugs living in them. This was my 3rd trip to the historic Oakland Cemetery in downtown Atlanta. Hubby went with me this time. We got there around 8:30am and it was pretty deserted. We stayed for about two hours, wandering around looking at the old tombstones and mausoleums. Every trip I notice something new. Back in late 1800’s and early 1900’s the cemetery was segregated. No surprise there. The last picture is part of the jewish section. I hadn’t noticed it before as being separated but we found the sign that explained the section. Hubby was amazed at how big the civil war section was. Rows and rows of graves went on for days.

A lot of the family plots have nice gardens in them which brings in pretty butterflies and lots of bees. The history center in the middle of the cemetery has a few bird feeders around but there were mostly robins and mockingbirds around. My main purpose of the trip was to find and attempt to get a better picture of the redheaded woodpecker. Hubby saw them first. More on those tomorrow.

YourSundayBest LorikArt

8 thoughts on “Bees and butterflies in a cemetery

  1. It must have been very interesting looking at those old grave stones- and so much history there -segregation and the civil war- and then the addition of the bees and butterflies. I believe we have tours in one of our old cemeteries for people who like to look at old types of roses.

    A great selection of photos – with a perfect choice of butterfly and orange flower for Mandarin Orange Monday. Thanks for joining in:)

  2. Spectacular images Dina. I love old cemeteries too. They hold so much history to be discovered.

    Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at Your Sunday Best.

  3. Your photos are fabulous, and I love the shots at the cemetary. I’ve had a wonderful time looking at all your photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

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