22 June 2012

Under a Blanket of Phlox

Are you overlooking some symbols in the cemetery? Oftentimes we concentrate so hard on deciphering what is on the tombstone we don't pay too much attention to what's around it. Landscaping is sometimes very purposeful and meaningful. Take a look at the photo below:

Lochrane Lot
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta, Georgia
Photo © 2012 S. Lincecum
The beautiful purple ground covering planted in the Lochrane lot at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia is phlox. Guess what it means. Sweet Dreams. Quite fitting, isn't it?

4 comments:

Barbara Poole said...

My goodness, that is beautiful. I bet a lot of cemeteries wouldn't allow this, but I'm glad this one does. Thanks Stephanie.

Stephanie Lincecum said...

You are right, Barbara, most cemeteries today likely would not allow this. Oakland in Atlanta is noted for their gardens. Quite beautiful especially in the springtime.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I was at Oakland for Tunes From the Tombs about a month ago and I'm so sorry I missed this. But I was struck by the thousands of gardenias blooming everywhere you looked. Their fragrance filled the air and as it is one of my favorite flowers, I was so thrilled. Oakland is unbelievably special. Great food across the street at Six Feet Under, too.

Stephanie Lincecum said...

I plan on making it to Tunes from the Tombs one day! Six Feet Under I can vouch for -- the catfish tacos are delicious!

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