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lake view cemetery flowers

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Last year I visited Lake View Cemetery for the first time ever. (See the photos here and here) I visited in September so I missed out on Lake View's flowers. They're known for their Daffodil hill, the annual blossoming has remained one of the cemeteries most popular attractions since the 1940's when the collection of 100,000 bulbs were first planted. Now that I live a whole lot closer I've been anxiously awaiting the perfect time to visit and see it for myself. Honestly, I wasn't too impressed with the Daffodil hill, I took maybe two pictures of it. But I was absolutely in love with all the other flowers there. 
The cemetery was teeming with life. Birds, squirrels, flowers and best of all, people! Never thought I'd type those words since I like my spots to be quiet and not so crowded but I absolutely love that Lake View is using these flowers as a way to bring people in. They had signs up at every entrance that said "follow the arrows for today's flower tour" along with little arrow signs taking you all around the cemetery. I know most people don't think of cemeteries as a nice place to talk a walk or spend an afternoon but they really are, especially when full of gorgeous flowers.

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  1. I checked out a documentary on cemeteries once, and one of the sites mentioned was Lake View's Daffodil Hill. The footage showed lots of families with young kids coming and enjoying the scenery and I thought that was pretty neat, too.

    Love the boy with the squirrel.

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous cemetery. It seems very symbolic too, with all those blooming flowers. It's like saying death isn't the end, but the beginning of new life. :)

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  3. I'm not a huge fan of daffodils either but those other flowers are gorgeous!

  4. I really quite enjoy visiting cemeteries! What a beautiful post, such nice photos as well. :)

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  5. I never thought anyone would describe a cemetery as "teeming with life." Kind of ironic, right? Anyway, the flowers and scenery look lovely. This could be worth a road trip. :)

  6. All of the photos are just lovely. :)

  7. Beautiful flowers. Especially the pink blossoming tree is gorgeous!


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