April 29, 2016 7:49am CST
Not far from here, there's a cemetery that also doubles as a park where lots of people go to visit their departed loved ones and to walk the miles of asphalted lanes that wind through the vast area. Known as Laurel Hill, the groundskeepers take great pains to keep the cemetery clean and inviting, and it's a small oasis in the middle of this town. Its most alluring feature is the cascades of daffodils that bloom at this time of year and that drape the edges of the cemetery that slope down toward the Saco River. I was there yesterday, and took lots of photos, one of which I've resized to include here. There needn't be much said about daffodils that a picture can't adequately convey. And to see thousands upon thousands of them draping the hillsides of that place just takes your breath away. They're at their peak right now and will be followed by large beds of tulips that bloom some time in May. Now that I live so close to the place, I plan on going back often if only to just walk through it and to keep tabs on the different flowers blooming all year. There are easily two miles of paths there, and it's all flat clean walking, so I have no excuse now. And what better place to walk than a quiet and peaceful place where the bustle of the outside world stops right at the gate! Photo Copyright@2016 Rachel Lovejoy
9 people like this
• Saco, Maine
30 Apr 16
It's got it all...very quiet, of course, asphalted lanes that go everywhere, lots of visual appeal, benches to sit and rest on, LOTS of old towering trees, and did I mention quiet? It's not crawling with people either, maybe because some folks just don't like cemeteries...who knows? I'm going back today for a walk.
• Saco, Maine
29 Apr 16
I love lilacs, roses, tulips, etc. But I have always had a special fondness for Lilies of the Valley. When I was a little girl, I found a patch of them growing under some trees on my way to school. I could not believe their smell. Just heavenly.
• Boise, Idaho
29 Apr 16
That is lovely. I saw a cool picture the other day online. It was a pic of a vet's wife who had made her bed on the cemetery plot and had stuff there(pics of him and such) on the bed and she was laying there looking at this man's picture. I thought it was so cute.