Garden of Innocence

Garden of Innocence

Spring means a trip to the beautiful Lexington Cemetery where cars cruise and pedestrians stroll over the beautiful grounds. It’s not unusual to see amateur and professional photographers setting up their tripods or working hard to find the perfect shot of a weeping cherry tree or magnificent magnolia. When my children were young, their grandmother often brought them here, especially on Easter Sunday when the tulips were in bloom. Others come on their lunch break to enjoy a leisurely meal around the ponds, afterward feeding the geese and ducks their leftover bread crumbs. Come and see what this novice photographer captured on a recent visit. And don’t forget to click on each picture once, then again for a real close-up view.

weeping cherry

weeping cherry tree

 

weeping cherry blossoms

weeping cherry blossoms

ripple tulips

yellow tulips

Receiving Vault

Receiving Vault

what do you see in the cement pot?

what do you see in the cement pot?

Mother Goose!

Mother Goose!

tulip tree

tulip tree

tulip tree blossom

tulip tree blossom

magnolia tree

magnolia tree

hello sun!

hello sun!

One of many interesting people buried here is William “King” Solomon (1775-1854). In 1833 he was named both the Town Drunk and the Town Hero. The cholera epidemic had killed 500 townspeople in two months … King Solomon stayed in Lexington to dig graves, earning the lasting respect of the town.

One of many interesting people buried here is William “King” Solomon (1775-1854). In 1833 he was named both the Town Drunk and the Town Hero. The cholera epidemic had killed 500 townspeople in two months … King Solomon stayed in Lexington to dig graves, earning the town’s respect. Engraved on the tombstone: “FOR HAD HE NOT A ROYAL HEART?”

 

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