Mother’s Day, 2013, at Laurel Grove Cemetery

Sugar and I went to Laurel Grove Cemetery on Mother’s Day, 2013.  Neither one of us have a mother there.  We simply wanted to check on the crape myrtles that he pruned in January.

We had checked on them on Easter, and they were growing back from the severe pruning he gave them.

Today, we find that they are indeed growing.

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A little ladybug down in this clump of foliage ran further down into the clump, presumably to go check on her children.

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One of Sugar’s cousins reconnected with him because of this blog. Whenever I’m at Laurel Grove with a camera in hand, I try to take a photo of her mother’s and father’s grave.

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Another shot of the previous grave markers. I like the pattern of the morning sun through the fence.

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This mockingbird on the roof of a nearby mausoleum calls out, “Happy Mother’s Day!”, although it sounded like “tweetle tweetle tweet”.

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When we headed back to the car, another mockingbird was attacking the mirrors on the van. He flew into a nearby tree.

While we watched from the back of the van, he went from side to side, attacking the intruder in the mirror.

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Sugar thinks that maybe the mockingbird was a juvenile trying to establish territory and to protect his property.

It’s good to know the cemetery plot will be protected.  Apparently birds love history and dead people, too.

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