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Untended Rose Growing Over An Unmarked Grave — CONTEMPLATE.

by Anura Guruge



An old, basically abandoned graveyard on a backroad. I found it during my walks.

This rose caught my eye. Went closer to take a picture. Noticed the white fence. But, that was IT. Nothing else. No headstone or marker.

The other graves were not nearby. And the the rose was in the middle. Must be a grave underneath & at some point somebody planted that ROSE.

Contemplate.

This is life. This is death. Life goes on. Roses will continue to grow. The rose nurtured by what lays below.


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Monhegan Island (Maine) Sunset — July 26, 2017

by Anura Guruge


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Monhegan Island sunset Anura Guruge Sony a7II 2017 July.



First sunset at Monhegan Island during our 3-day stay. It was after dinner — at ‘The Island Inn‘.

Teischan and I walked up to the Monhegan Lighthouse, through the cemetery — I taking pictures as we went along.

There were only two other people up there and we all shared a bench. There were clouds low to the horizon so it wasn’t as spectacular as it could have been. But, still an experience.

Enjoy.



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‘Monhegan Lighthouse’ On Monhegan Island, Maine.

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Located on the highest point on Monhegan Island, the Monhegan Island Light, is impossible to miss. It is an iconic and compelling landmark just to the east of the dock/village and completely dominating the view above the village.

From my experience and I visited it at least 5 times, thrice in one day, it is not hard to get to — much easier than it looks.

Thanks to a tip from a local I found that cutting across the cemetery was the quickest way to get there — and you get the added bonus of being able to explore the historic and serene cemetery with some classic headstones. See map above. There is a latched gate that you have to open (and close behind you). The path to the top, not used much is overgrown BUT is definitely NOT difficult to traverse in either direction.

The view is rewarding. I did see one sunset from there. That was worthwhile. Despite my many trips I never made it to the museum — one of the reasons being that it closes around 3:30pm.


Path through the cemetery.




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