In addition to the tulips around the always-beautiful grounds, there will be a special exhibition in the Tower Chapel between 10am and 4pm, Friday through Sunday. At 1pm each day there will be a special demo.
Even if you aren't interested in the expo, I recommend checking out the grounds while the tulips are in bloom. There are other flowers and trees blooming around the cemetery, too, making it even more beautiful.
And for the taphophiles in the crowd, there are lots of stone 'flowers' around the cemetery, too. While sometimes flowers were selected as decorations simply because people liked them, on older graves they frequently have symbolic meanings, too:
- tulip - love and passion
- rose - love, beauty, grace
- lotus - creation and rebirth; particularly on Egyptian-themed graves
- Easter lily - purity, innocence
- lily of the valley - renewal, resurrection
- evening primrose - eternal love, memory, hope
- morning glory - departure, farewell, resurrection
- thistle - Scotland, Scottish
- daisy - innocence, hope; frequently found on children's graves
- bellflower - gratitude
partners in botanyUnsurprisingly, her marker features a California poppy.
the California poppy was named the state flower in 1903 due to the persistent efforts of Sara Lemmon
lots more pictures of flowers in Mountain View:
See more Taphophile Tragics posts from the world, and at Oakland Daily Photo here in Oakland for an interesting marker.