While on one of our many drives around Nova Scotia, I spotted this cemetery up a hill to my right. I practically gave my self whiplash and scared the heck out of my driver when I jumped and gasped, "Oh my gosh, we need to go there!" We made a note of where we were, and seeing as how it was close enough to home, we would come back.
I don't usually make a point of visiting graveyards, but the ones in Nova Scotia are so much older, and therefore far more interesting than the ones we have here.
I have done some searching, but I have no idea what the name of this place is. I think we must have entered from the backside, because at no point did I say see a sign.
We saw many old cemeteries along our traveled roads through the province, but this one stood out. First of all, it is on a large hill, with big, old oak trees. Secondly, it is huge and one could easily enjoy a long stroll along its paths. My first question when I saw it was, "How on earth do they maintain it so well?" I couldn't imagine mowing and trimming around all those walls and memorials, not to mention the steep hills. The answer is, they don't. The ground is completely covered in the most lush carpet of moss I've ever had the pleasure to walk upon. Because we don't have oak trees here, I also marveled at the acorns scattered all over the place. If I want a few acorns for my fall displays, I have to pay a price.
A lot of the graves date back to the early 1800's and there are many plots with short walls around them, for landscaped purposes mostly, to create a level area.