Archive for December, 2012

Maryland December 2012

Friday, December 28th, 2012

26 December 2012

snow 1

snow 2

25 December 2012

Tree with Lights and Snow

24 December 2012

Snow Bunny

23 December 2012


22 December 2012

Fence with Barbs

20 December 2012


Memorial Sculptures

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Whenever I travel I visit cemeteries. I am not morbid or do I have a fascination with death. I like stones that look like they are from the earth, have a good bit of lichen growth, and are sculptural.

Lichen Growth

Lichen Growth on Headstone in San Luis Obispo, CA

Yesterday I took some photos of a cemetery that is within walking distance from where I am staying.

Sparks Cemetery

Cemetery in Sparks, MD

Lovely misty and overcast morning with a flock of crows across the road from the cemetery. Or is that a murder of crows? Hitchcock came to mind.

Murder of Crows

I tend to experience the stones like I do sculpture. I want the whole to be addressed and to see the hand of the person who carved the stone. And I am fond of the use of nature–trees, flowers, animals. The best is when the stone is carved to tell the story of the individual.

Stone Tree

It is interesting to see the same or similar imagery in cemeteries around the country. What does the imagery mean? There are numerous sites that contain lists of symbols.


Friday, December 14th, 2012


Today our lovely girl died. She lived a long life, but it wasn’t long enough for me. I miss her so much.

Nora Previous Christmas