Friends of Forest Hill Cemetery

 

The above sign is located just inside the entrance of Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, NH.   

A cemetery is much more than that.  It is also a wonderful outdoor art gallery with all types of carvings - and it's free!!  It is a place where one can read the poetry of years gone by in the epitaphs.  If you stop and look carefully at a gravestone you can possibly find out about the person the stone represents.  Remember under every gravestone there is a story of that person just waiting to be discovered.                                                                                                                                    It is a place of peace where one can leave their worries & problems outside the gate and walk in peaceful quiet, contemplation & become one with nature. 

    These two recently showed up.  It's fun to watch them running & playing.

   There are many Chippies running around but this guy likes to hang out in the footstones that need to be put back in their rightful place.

         Thanksgiving dinner?  I counted almost 50 of them.

                            I found this Baltimore Oriole nest this Spring.  It survived the ice storm yet it looks so fragile.  In the past two years I have seen our resident Red Tailed Hawk but she is very elusive & I haven't been able to get a photo of her.  How do I know she's a she?  Because last Spring she lost one of her babies & when I found it she really, really scolded me!  The one time she landed near me - read right above my head - where was my camera?  Of course it was in the basket of my walker & I was sitting on said walker & didn't dare move as I wanted to just sit & watch her up close.  Now the camera is never in the basket but so far this year I haven't seen her .  I'm wondering if her nest was lost in the ice storm.

If you have made it this far, you might want to stop by and visit the Derry Museum of History.