Nature Always Wins the Battle


You never know what you may find in a cemetery.  I think the earliest grave inside this fence dates from 1868, so I have to wonder- how old is the tree?  If you zoom in, you can see what looks like a headstone.  behind the fence...the tree has almost swallowed it.  I didn't see it when I took the photo, so when I go back this week I'll try and read the name.


sharing with  Tex @ good fences

41 comments:

  1. Your top photo is so interesting, full of all sorts of contrasts and intrigues.

    Diana

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  2. What a beautiful place for that last sleep.

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  3. An old cemetery and a very old tree, maybe you'll be able to even find the name. Love your photo today.

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  4. Cemeteries are interesting, especially when trees swallow markers.

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  5. Yep, nature generally wins out in the end.

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  6. I love to visit really old cemeteries. this one is a beauty. love the fence and that sweet donkey in your header makes me smile out loud

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  7. Fabulous fence find ! I'm sure you could spend hours reading the headstones in this great old cemetery!

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  8. love the old fences you find in cemeteries! great one, terri!

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  9. This photos are very good for Good Fences. Very old tree, yes!

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  10. Hello, pretty fences. I like to read the old gravestones. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  11. beautiful photos...i posted a tree swallowing a headstone a ways back http://monroega.blogspot.com/2013/02/taphophile-tragics-wm-kyle.html i wish that meme would come back!

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  12. That tree is beautiful and the fence was in its way.

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  13. And I'm glad that nature wins!!!
    I love cemeteries - I think especially because of what you show us in your first picture. The fence in the second one is so beautiful as well. Thank you.

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  14. Hell!:) What a wide girth that old tree has, yes, it must be very old. Love the cemetery fence shot, and the iron fencing.

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  15. Cemeteries always help me put things into perspective. All those people beneath headstones once rushed about and worried about things that never happened, squandering time and energy as if these were unlimited. Definitely food for thought.

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  16. Interesting... Nature ALWAYS wins. I know that this Summer especially since we are in a horrible drought here... We are watering and trying to keep things alive in our yard --but it 'ain't' easy... Mother Nature always wins...

    I love old cemeteries... Great shots.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. I also like to wander about in old cemeteries. I also like to read obituaries and learn about people's lives they've led, the choices made. It makes one think about what is really important in this life.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  18. Love the ironwork on the corner post of that fence! Cemeteries can be wonderful places to visit.

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  19. Beautiful fences, it might be a good place to wind up.

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  20. Wow that is something about the tree and the headstone. - Also loved that 2nd shot, the detail is wonderul.

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  21. I never did understand why some grave sites had fences around them. That is one gigantic tree next to the fence! I, too, am a genealogist - it is so addicting.

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  22. That tree did swallow the fence but left it standing. A sweet bit of cooperation. I find cemeteries so peaceful and if you read the headstones, they are full of stories.

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  23. Classic shot, I like wrought iron.Sometimes trees were planted to be pruned all the time, and when nobody did this they became big.There used to not be a lot of dwarf and miniatures.

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  24. It truly does, unless you count chainsaws

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  25. I like the close up in your second photo.

    All the best Jan

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  26. This is awesome! I love old cemeteries. They hold history and stories. I love the old trees for similar reasons. Hugs.

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  27. Hi Terri, it's good to be back in blogland and see my blog friends again. Love your photos of the fence and tree almost swallowing the headstone. I love to look around in cemeteries and like Patti said above, they are so peaceful. Some of the headstones are so old and in bad shape, I guess no one is left to take care of them. Have a nice weekend and Happy Fall to you!

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  28. It's surprising how nature can take over and reclaim space. Neat photos.

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  29. That is interesting! I think that the cemetery where my ancestors are buried is also from that time period. My GG Grandpa fought in the Civil War and survived it. He's one of the first to be buried in that cemetery. I love cemeteries and fences!

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  30. Hi Terri, Love the fence and that huge tree. Your header collage is beautiful! Have a nice weekend.

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  31. Happy Saturday
    Oh I love that wrought iron fence. I can imagine the tales it could tell
    Hugs madi and mom

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  32. Love the old fence and nature does claim back everything in time.
    Great shot Terri .x

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  33. that is a beautiful tree. old cemeteries are neat, cool fence too.

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  34. That tree is huge! I like your focus on the fence photo.

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  35. Beautiful tree and somewhat sad that the stone has been almost "swallowed' and nobody seemed to care.

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  36. Huge tree! Love the detail on that gorgeous fence and post.

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