Headstone for Eunice Denison (unk-1809) in Cherry Hill Cemetery at Main Street and Christian Hill Road, north of the White River and east of Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont. This well-preserved black slate marker has me wondering if it’s a duplicate or has been cleaned recently. At 210 years and counting, this is one of the oldest headstones I’ve seen in Vermont.
The inscription (from Matthew 18:4) reads:
Whosoever shalt humble
himself as a little child the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Monument to Jane L. Redfield (1827-1899) in Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, next to Syracuse University, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. Her father, Lewis Hamilton Redfield (1792-1882) was a wealthy printer. Jane had six siblings and was never married (that I can determine). This statue was erected by her sister, Margaret Tredwell Redfield Smith. Oakwood Cemetery was designed by landscape architect Howard Daniels and opened in 1859. It is a secular Victorian “rural” or “garden” style cemetery where over 60,000 people are interred in 160 wooded acres.
Anderson Japanese Gardens, at 318 Spring Creek Road in Rockford, Illinois, is a unique destination in Northern Illinois. Rockford businessman John R. Anderson built the garden in 1978 with the help of landscape architect Hoichi Kurisu, Landscape Director for the Garden Society of Japan. It is now run by a nonprofit organization and staffed by many volunteers. The garden features winding paths, a tea house, ponds, Japanese sculptures, and several plants native to Japan. It’s a beautiful place for an afternoon stroll!
Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Parker Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. This grand church was built between 1907 and 1914 with Pennsylvania Marble at a cost of $125,000. I love the old bell tower. This was a difficult shot even with my 10.0-20.0 mm lens because cars were parked along the curb. I had to get real close to the building to avoid getting the cars in my shot. “…all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.” – Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene II