Engelmann Spruce, Picea engelmannii
A wall of forest looms above And sweetly the blackbird sings All the birds make melody Over me and my books and things… –Priscian In the past we have discussed plants which commemorate Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Cherokee Chief Sequoia … Continue reading
What is the Council of Visitors?
The Council of Visitors (COV) at Mount Auburn Cemetery is an advisory body, comprised of Cemetery friends, leaders in horticulture, landscape enhancement, historic preservation, wildlife, educational programming, as well as community leaders, dedicated to supporting and advancing Mount Auburn’s mission … Continue reading
Microbiota decussata, Russian Arborvitae
…But it must be that I, that animal, that Russian, that exile, from whom the bells of the chapel pullulate sounds at heart… -Wallace Stevens Perhaps at Mount Auburn, thoughts from the above lines might recall Svetlana Boym, even though … Continue reading
Who was Alice Lincoln?
By Volunteer Docent Robin Hazard Ray On one of the more out-of-the-way paths at Mount Auburn, under a stone that is barely readable, lie the remains of a woman who changed Boston history. Being childless, and having been followed to … Continue reading