Sunday, 16 December 2012

Flower symbols

There are a number of flower symbols on this old gravestone in York cemetery. In the centre is a rose the symbol for beauty, and behind are tulips for love and passion. The ivy around the flowers symbolises friendship. Not sure what the snail signifies other than the cemetery is good news for the local ecosystem!


  1. Quite pretty - and the snail adds a little something to the scene.

  2. I love this. I agree with RedPat, the snail really makes it.

  3. I have always liked snails. Yes many graveyards are good places for wildlife, though not sure snails could ever be classed as wild!

  4. Beautiful banner at your site as well, I am reminded of some wall paintings by the Mexican artist, Diego Rivera, such as this one You browse more murals of his at


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