When I started selling jewelry online I was using a coin to demonstrate the size of beads. Well I stopped doing so after being in crafty forums that suggested that the coin is tacky in a photo! Years later I have decided to incorporate a dime into my photos (but not in the main photo)!
Occasionally I receive feedback that something appears larger in the photos and even though I am thorough in my descriptions I do not want to seem misleading. Customers are too busy to refer to a ruler for size so hopefully this will be more useful to the shoppers. Unfortunately it will not be much help to my international customers!Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery is located in Cambridge, MA. This may sound like a morbid thing to stroll through but this is a stunning place to visit!
Founded in 1831 by Bostonians, this was to be used as a peaceful, gorgeous place for burials outside the hustle and bustle of the city.
In 1975 this place was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
It is known for its amazing horticulture and landscape!
Various notable individuals are buried here such as landscape painter Windslow Homer, Behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner, activist for the insane Dorothea Dix, famous art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner, U.S. Senator and abolitionist Charles Sumner and many more!
This is still an active cemetery which I can only assume one needs to be wealthy to purchase a plot in!With 175 acres and 10 miles of road you could easily spend half a day enjoying the beautiful headstones and wonderful trees.
The family plots are so sweet.
Reading up on the symbolism, the lamb often commemorates a child.
The headstones with flowers were my favorites. Ivy represents friendship and fidelity.
A column symbolizes strength and commemoration.
A broken column stands for a life cut short.
Irises represent eloquence.
It is sad seeing a baby site like this one.
This is the Bigelow chapel.
I have been here in the fall before too and it is absolutely gorgeous then with the vibrant changing leaves!
This Sphinx was sculpted by Martin Milmore in 1872 as a civil war memorial to celebrate the end of slavery.
If you are ever planning a trip to Boston or Cambridge, this is a great offbeat place to visit during any season! Brochures/maps are available that identify the trees within the cemetery for nature lovers. Maps are also available to bring you around to the famous grave sites!
5 skywriting planes were writing Go Sox in the sky (for the Boston Red Sox). If you have ever lived in New England you know how obsessive people are about their sports teams here (Jim and I excluded).
We saw this again the next time we were in Boston. Someone has some serious cash to throw around since this must cost a small fortune to put together!
Our walk was cut short because we had some place to be in the afternoon but we will be back! I hope you enjoyed our little tour! Have a wonderful summer week! ~Val