Tombstone Tuesday: Trouble with Bushes

I had a hard time with the stones for Catherine Williams (1835 – 1912) and Thomas L William (1835 – 1911). They are buried in Section 46 of Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. The trouble is there is a very large bush that was planted (or grew) between their stones. So much so, that now Thomas’ stone is completely underneath this obstructing plant.

Catherine Williams, 1831 – 1912
Section 46, Green Lawn Cemetery

What is one to do? The best they can. For Catherine, I was able to move some branches away a bit. But I couldn’t hold a reflector, the bush limbs, and depress the camera button all at the same time. So, I did the best I could and that’s that.

Thomas L Williams, 1835 – 1911
Section 46, Green Lawn Cemetery

For Thomas, I was barely able to get my camera inside the bush let alone set up a decent shot. Sometimes, a photo like this is all you can do, short of cutting down the bush.

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

2 thoughts on “Tombstone Tuesday: Trouble with Bushes

  1. I completely understand your troubles! My town's old cemetery is almost completely surrounded by a line of bushes, kind of framing it. The problem, though, is that a number of the stones are facing right into the line of bushes! How is anyone supposed to see, let alone photograph, those stones without chopping down the town's neatly-trimmed hedges?

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