Monday, April 11, 2011

Afternoon at the Cemetery


We spent this beautiful spring afternoon at the cemetery. Yes, the cemetery. I had heard how spectacular the Mount Auburn Cemetery is, but still couldn't get beyond the mere morbidity of it until this afternoon when I thought we'd all investigate.

Sure enough, it is a stunning city oasis. We only saw about one-tenth of the vast space, but the lush grounds, flowers, birds, and wildlife really are incredible for a city cemetery. This will definitely be a spot to explore again, as supposedly it's a haven for turtles and salamanders, and M had a blast reading the map to identify different paths we could take next time.

City homeschoolers may sometimes need to think out-of-the-box to identify great learning resources, particularly for outside nature time, but the splendor of cities lies in their hidden gems.

1 comment:

  1. We have an old cemetery near us and I often take the kids there to explore during the summer. It does feel a little strange, but it's a nice place to go!

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