New Life and Not Life.

A weathered grave stone and a small drift of snowdrops.On my morning walk with the dog I was struck by the juxtaposition of this weathered old grave stone and the snowdrops at its base. I’ve just signed up for BlipFoto and it made for a good photo of the day for that too.

The head stone is in the church yard of St. Mary’s in Linton, Cambridgeshire. When standing in front of the stone you can just make out that there is text carved into the stone, but it is so weathered it is difficult to make out. Maybe I will try one morning to read what it says.

The church yard in Linton is very much the classic country church yard that you might imagine when reading or listening to Gray’s Eulogy Written in a Country Churchyard. Most of the head stones date from the late 1800s or the early 1900s. They come in a range of shapes and sizes and states of repair. This one caught my eye partly because of the rich lichen colouring around the upper section and partly because it lies just to one side of the path I always use through the church yard.