Weeping Willows

Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Ohio

Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Ohio

One of my favorite graveyard symbols is the willow.  The Somerset Cemetery at Somerset, Ohio, has many intricately carved examples of gravestones with the willow motif.

The willow as a symbol is sentimental and hints at the human emotions felt during grief.  The willow motif represents what one might expect; sorrow and grief, it is after all a “weeping” willow.

Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Ohio

Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Ohio

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