Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord is where all of the above mentioned notables are buried, but that is not the cemetery I visited on this outing. That is a beautiful cemetery, however, this time I went to one that is much older and one that was surround by trees in their full seasonal beauty and glory - the South Burying Ground.
South Burying Ground is located right on Main Street in Concord and the oldest stone dates back to 1697. Downtown Concord is one of the quaintest and lovely downtown centers I have ever had the pleasure to walk. If you happen to be on Main Street, patronizing one of the sweet, little shops, or taking in all the history of this town steeped in Revolutionary War events and battles, this modest little graveyard is worth a visit.
We were on our way to hike around Walden Pond when we stopped here to visit those resting in peace, or not resting in peace, whichever the case my be. This is the season when spirits are meant to walk the earth, after all.
A soul effigy
A classic and very New England "Memento Mori" gravestone
Adam being buried alive, though admittedly only up to his calves and only by leaves.