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Friday, October 11, 2013

The Weeping Willow- A symbol Of Sorrow & Mourning

 When we were at Upper Canada Village recently we took some time to walk about the memorial cemetery there.  There are a great many tombstones preserved and built into brick walled courtyards.  There is much to look at and one of the recurring themes was the image of a weeping willow on many of the stones.
 This is only a sampling but I was struck by the vast variation on the design of a single tree.

                                           Each carver had his own take on the tree.


 According to the glossary of Victorian Cemetery Symbolism, an urn usually indicates the passing of an older person.


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