There are some areas worth going back again and again. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, in Sacramento, is one of those sites. I like to visit to read the old head stones and take close up/macros of the flowers.

In the 1800s people, especially children, were buried with their age in years, months and days. Monuments included large full-sized sculptures. I think the most poignant were two tiny grave stones reading “Baby” and “Our Baby.” No names or year; just those words. I’m thinking they were stillborns.

Our visit was on a day when the volunteer gardners were working on the flowers and plants. They are truly dedicated to keeping this cemetery beautiful and extraordinary.

This visit, since it was too breezy for true macro, I tried to concentrate on how the flowers adorned the head stones. I did get some close ups though.

10 thoughts on “Head stones and flowers: Sacramento Historic City Cemetery

  1. Cemeteries like this are the loveliest and most peaceful places to be. We have a few here in Ventura County that are old, in varied parts of the county and, if I recall, at the Mission. In older Ventura (city) there is one which is called Cemetery Park – formerly a cemetery, then bodies moved and markers left with people dating back to the 1790s as well as families, women and children dying the same day. There is a Japanese cemetery from the later 1800s into the mid-1960s with wooden and stone headstones, and another one for the rich about a block away. The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a wonderful one in LA, with movie stars, mausoleums, and everyone else in it. Even the newer ones can be places of peace and beauty.

    1. The next time I’m in L.A. I’ll have to check some of those out. For me, the cemetery is history. But, the Sac Historical City Cemetery is beautiful too.

  2. You’re welcome Donna. That cat was climbing into the flower bed when I saw him. I took his picture and he looked at me once he got behind some foliage.

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