Happy 4th birthday!

©Carole Tyrrell

Happy 4th birthday shadowsflyaway!

There’s no Symbol of the Month this month as it’s shadowsflyaway’s 4th birthday!

Yes, it’s been 4 years since I started this blog and it’s been a joy to share my enthusiasm for symbols and other cemetery related stories with you.

I thought that I might have exhausted the supply of symbols on which to write about but no I always find a new one and undoubtedly there are still more out there waiting for me.

I always look forward to exploring a new cemetery or churchyard as there’s often a new gem for me to discover. Recently I have been poking about in medieval Kent churches and discovered a devil’s doorway, windows with eyes and a fine selection of 17th and 18th century names in a list of churchyard burials.  Sadly, I don’t think that Beardsel, Chariot or Sundial are going to rediscovered but you never know…..and also some of the finest memento mori.

But mostly I’ve enjoyed letting the dead speak to me through the symbols they chose to have as their lasting message to the world.

This photo was taken in the churchyard of St Peter & St Paul in Seal, Kent.  The view from the back of the churchyard looks out onto the North Downs and it was literally a view to die for (sorry couldn’t resist that one)

So let’s drink a toast, mine’s a lemon and lime flavoured water, and let’s see where we go in shadowsflyaway’s 5th year!

 

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