Wildflowers in the Broadway Cemeteries, Galveston

Wildflowers in Galveston graveyard

I was prompted to share these pictures, taken two years ago in Galveston’s wildflower cemeteries by reading Shoreacre’s fascinating post about them.

Evergreen cemetery Galveston

Wildflowers including coreopsis and galliarda

The wildflowers are mainly Coreopsis, Galliarda and a smattering of daisies; their seedheads are equally decorative, though less colourful.

Stone angel (close up)

Some of the monuments are as beautiful as the wildflowers and they include several stone angels which are often the most memorable ones for me. The picture above shows the angel’s expression and you can just make out the wings in the picture below:

Stone angel and cross in Galveston's cemetery

Wildflowers in Broadway Cemetery Galveston

A century plant was flowering when we were there. I looked to see if I had a picture of the whole plant – the best was this, as dusk fell:

Galveston's Evergreen Cemetery at dusk

Instead of writing more about what I thought as a traveller, I’ll refer you to Shoreacres (Linda Leinen) and her blog, Lagniappe. Please click here to visit her post.

I can’t share pictures of this beautiful resting place without thinking of those whose lives have been tragically cut short by the pandemic, over 350,000 worldwide, their families and friends, the essential workers, and everyone who is doing their best to shelter themselves and others.

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