Weekly Photo Challenge: It Is Easy Being Green!

March 24, 2017 at 1:58 pm 12 comments

Hallstatt Cemetery
Hallstatt Cemetery

Location: Hallstatt, Austria
A grave doesn’t have to look plain and drab. It can be
beautiful and green adorned with flowers making it suitable for reflection and as a final resting place.

While in Austria, we spent a couple of days in Hallstatt, a small village in the Salzkammergut region.

After taking the funicular up to the salt mile 2,700 feet above sea level, we hiked back downhill amidst ferns and wildflowers always careful to watch our steps on rain-soaked trails.

Our hike ended in the rocky grounds of the Catholic cemetery where we saw each graveyard plot tended like a small garden. I couldn’t think of a better way to honor a departed loved one.

St. Peter's Cemetery
St. Peter's Cemetery

In Salzburg, a visit to St. Peter’s Cemetery showed the same tender loving care accorded to the graves. It must be an Austrian tradition.

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stenoodie  |  March 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Green makes everything feel so calm :).

    • 2. plaridel  |  March 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm


      yes, that’s especially true inside the cemetery. 🙂

  • 3. handmadejewelryhaven  |  March 24, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    What a wonderful idea. As long as someone tends the garden 😉

    – Lisa

    • 4. plaridel  |  March 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm


      as i understand it, the plot is passed on to future generations. the family who owns it has no choice. 🙂

      • 5. handmadejewelryhaven  |  March 24, 2017 at 7:13 pm


        • 6. plaridel  |  March 26, 2017 at 2:46 pm


          if you say so. 🙂

  • 7. Easy Being Green: Yellow | What's (in) the picture?  |  March 24, 2017 at 11:46 pm

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    • 8. plaridel  |  March 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm


      thank you for the pingback. much appreciated.

  • 9. Faraday's Candle  |  March 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Wow. I’ve never seen such a green🌿 cemetery.

    • 10. plaridel  |  March 27, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      faraday’s candle:

      i know.

      • 11. Faraday's Candle  |  March 28, 2017 at 5:12 am

        Spooky & beautiful.

        • 12. plaridel  |  March 29, 2017 at 7:44 pm

          faraday’s candle:

          in this case, yes. 🙂


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