Slide Show: Trees of the Lone Fir Cemetery
A carpet of bronze leaves under the grand old beech tree at the Lone Fir Cemetery, November 2010
Baby lambs often decorated the graves of children
The historic rose garden, dedicated in 1956 by the Pioneer Rose Association. It’s received some much-needed renovation recently but could use some more – perhaps you have an interest in old rose cultivars carried west by pioneer women?
There are subtle, rewarding scenes at every corner – moss and lichen growing on antique graves, artfully scattered gold and orange leaves and towering trees…
The black locust ( Robinia pseudoacacia ) always has a rather sinister look to me. This one is especially cemetery-worthy, with a gnarled and fissured trunk and draping licorice fern sprouting from the branches. (Leaves in the foreground are
This is one of my favorite views at the cemetery, with few cars or buildings visible. Dead-center (sorry!) and in the background is a small Eucalyptus tree planted years ago at a grave. Luckily, it was planted in a shady spot, which kept it s
These graves were apparently once enclosed in glass – plants grew within. I wonder what was originally planted within?