|The Dillon Cemetery|
I call it unusual because our cemeteries here in SC don't look like this one in Colorado. The cemeteries here are flat and have grassy lawns that are mowed often and families of the people buried there, place flowers at the headstones.
This particular cemetery is in Dillon, CO. And unless you pay very close attention or know it's there, you will miss it. It's back off the road a little and it's on the side of a huge hill or small mountain, whichever you choose to call it. Coloradoans (is this a word?), take great care in preserving their environment. They reduce, reuse and recycle with the best of them. And, they leave their open spaces untouched as much as possible. So when you see the state of this cemetery, you will understand the reason it looks unkempt. It's scruffy with sagebrush and tall grasses, but look closer. It's a controlled unkempt, I think. You see native grasses and beautiful wildflowers. No doubt, just how these dear souls wanted it to be. And as unusual as it seems, it's also a beautiful place to be. Dead or alive. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Anyway, here are the pictures. Hope you enjoy.
|A soldier from long ago.|
|Overlooking Lake Dillon and the Mountains.|
|Do you see the tiny little tombstones tucked snuggly among the sagebrush and grasses?|
|I hope not to offend this family, but it seems they have a great sense of humor. Their epitaph...."On The Road Again", is my theme song and has been for many years. I keep the roads hot. I might borrow this as my epitaph one day.|
|......and, Native grasses.|
|Just missed a chipmunk that was perched on top of this stump.|
|Love this fence. It looks like they are taking advantage of the dead pine trees in the background, repurposing them as a fence.|
|The fence seems to go on forever.|
Looks eternally beautiful to me,