Friday, April 23, 2010

Bonaventure in Pink

May sound kind of creepy, but Bonaventure is a cemetery in Savannah.  Beautiful live oaks, flowers and monuments abound. The historic cemetery has been around since the 1800's. One of Savannah's most famous people, Johnny Mercer, is buried here.  He's the songwriter who wrote "Moon River" in 1961.  He requested to be buried here before he died in 1976.  
(I "borrowed" these pics from a friend.  She's a great photographer.)  Posting all of this pink to Beverly's How Sweet the Sound, Pink Saturday, Show N Tell over at My Romantic Home,  and Inspiration Friday at Melissa's The Inspired Room
 One of my favorite things about Savannah trees is the moss which hangs from them.  Did you know where the term "Don't let the bed bugs bite" came from?  People used to make mattresses out of the moss until they found out there were critters which bit them at night.



Love the beautiful monuments.  Pure art.




A little bridge over water, so dreamy...



 Nature at best...




How would you like to take your final ride in this?
 Farewell...

20 comments:

Always Nesting said...

Breathtaking photos. Pink flowers are the best!

I love old cemeteries. We have a very old one on our university campus. I love getting to meander to the cemetery and browse the headstones.

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

Hi Tammy!
Thank you for stopping by my home!
I love Savannah, and we have been there several times!
We live in Greenville, SC, so it's not too far away.
When I die, I don't care what happens to my body when I'm gone- I will be in Jesus' presence!
I love your About Me, and could have written it myself ;)
So nice to meet a sister in Christ- I am now your friend.
Stop by my home anytime!
Blessings as you make your home today!

Lynn said...

Thank you so much Tammy! I've enjoyed all your pictures very much!! Savannah sure is beautiful!
Thank you for visiting my blog. Please do stop by and visit anytime!

Have a wonderful day and weekend too!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Lara Harris said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

This just 'makes my heart sing'; thanks for sharing your loveliest of photos of this beautiful place!

Cheers

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

I love Savannah!!! We wanted to visit the Bonaventure cemetery when we were there, but it was closing when we arrived :( Your photos are beautiful.

Cindy said...

I have never seen such a beautiful cemetary. I wouldn't mind taking a ride in that lovely car alive, don't know about the final ride, though. ;) Gorgeous photos! I have never been to Savannah, but I was telling my hubby about all of your wonderful photos the other night and I told him that we must go to Savannah one day. Not impossible!
Hugs, Cindy S

Richella said...

It may be a cemetery, but it's a beautiful garden! I love snooping around old cemeteries, to tell you the truth. Have you been to the one at the Episcopal Church on St. Simon's Island? It's lovely, too.

Thanks for showing us around your hometown!

Richella said...

By the way, I was a huge Andy Williams fan when I was a little girl, and "Moon River" was one of his most successful recordings. It's such a beautiful song!

Bonnie said...

I am definitely coming to Savannah one day. Absolutely gorgeous! This is the second time I have stumbled onto your very fine blog in less than a week. I am a fan!

Linda said...

Happy Pink. Not creepy at all, I like cemeteries. Lovely phots.

Dru said...

These are just beautifu!! Breathtaking is an accurate description and I LOVE the auto!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos and Happy Pink Saturday!

Maggie said...

Tammy, this is a wonderful post- I love it! Is it really that pink, or is this photoshopped? I just love Savannah from all the pictures I've seen and hope to get there someday soon!

Happy Pink Saturday!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Nan said...

Beautiful and I loved viewing those great photos. No spring here in this part of Alaska yet so it's fun to see it elsewhere. Sorry you have to leave your home and move on, such is life. I'd call this a transition for you, one of many in your life.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

These photos are amazing. I'd love to spend the afternoon there. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Sherry from Alabama said...

The pictures are wonderful. I could spend hours in a really old cemetery. You can learn so much about people from some of the old tombstones. I have even seen some with photographs embedded in them. I enjoyed your post.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Wow !! What a beautiful Grand old cemetery!!
HPS!!
Debbie

Stacey said...

Tammy, I posted about Savannah today so I'm loving your pictures. We went last April and just absolutely loved it there. I can't wait to go back. We spent time in the cemeteries too. You can't go to a place that old without at least strolling through.

Carolyn said...

Such breathtaking pictures! Savannah looks like a beautiful place to visit!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine