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Friday, January 23, 2009

Hungry Cemetery Tree 1

Hungry Cemetery Tree 1, originally uploaded by Mr. Ducke.

The caption on this member's entry reads, "This tree, in Blue Hill Maine's Seaside Cemetery, has over time eaten part of a wrought iron fence.. "

I can imagine the bitty tree that was once planted for whomever is buried there. Or course, they did not plan well between the growth of the tree and the placement of the iron ornamentation. But then again, who thinks rationally when they grieve? What strikes me about the tree are the odd barnicles that have formed--probably from the iron composits that the tree digested along the way. They remind me of all the countless tears that must have watered that tree.