Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Dying tree at the Old Burial Ground

The Old Burial Ground in New Ipswich has some very interesting gravestones. It is the least visited of the town's cemeteries. I took a photo of a dying tree on my visit and later noticed a pattern in the wood which I've  highlighted in this photo. What do you see?

Memento mori - "Remember that you will die"

This was one of the more elaborate stones at the site. The winged skull is a common motif for this era, but I found this winged "head" to be more interesting (and a little creepy)