Beauty…in a CEMETERY?

I went to a special place last night to sit and think. It’s so peaceful and beautiful there.

Years ago, I got a phone call from a friend. “I have something to show you. Meet me over by…..” So I did. And at first I got a bit worried because it was a cemetery.

I trust him, so I went with him up into the cemetery. I saw the oak trees. They were FULL of Monarch butterflies. FULL. Like in THOUSANDS of them…


It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. I can remember how I felt that day. Just standing there with my arms raised in wonderment. I can never thank M enough for showing me the natural beauty a cemetery can have.

Monarch 3.jpg

For a half hour last night, I just sat and cried. And talked to my friend. And I talked to Nick. And I just … was.

It felt pretty damn good. I felt more at peace than I have in a while. I’ll have to go back there again soon.


(wish I’d had my camera with that day….these are from a different park I just found out about.)

It’s to start being colder now. So sitting up there will be a tad chilly. And the butterflies will be gone. I hope my friend will join me. I hope he will heal enough to realize there is still beauty out there.

And that I am here for him.


About Boo

Grandmother to 11....or is it 12 now? Getting back into life after losing the love of my life to cancer. Read my struggles with daily life........or don't. But I hope it helps ONE person get thru the same thing I went thru......
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5 Responses to Beauty…in a CEMETERY?

  1. Ronda says:

    What a beautiful place! I can’t remember the last time I actually saw a Monarch butterfly. ❤

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  2. The monarchs were incredible this year. I spent a morning in my garden just admiring them as they flew around me and landed on Zinnias.

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  3. littlewhip says:

    I like visiting my brother’s grave, it’s so pretty and peaceful there I’ve actually used it as a picnic spot.

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