Saturday, October 13, 2007

Sandy


I'm always amazed when I see this cemetery in south Georgia. It's nothing but white sand! Although south Georgia is very sandy this is the only cemetery I've seen like this. It is next door to a church and they have a grassy lawn. You can see the grass growing in the front of the cemetery in this picture. It's just the area where the graves are that is completely white sand. It is close to a small river and probably about 60 or so miles from the ocean.

15 comments:

Rick said...

there are several areas in the southern part of the stae that have a heavy sand and sandy loam type soil. From Waycross eastward and southward is a good example. Like the site, keep up the good work!

oldmanlincoln said...

Interesting that there is no grass cutting problems there.

RUTH said...

I hadn't realised how sandy Georgia is. Have a great weekend
Rx

Sister--Three said...

Is it near the ocean?

Andrea said...

I have never noticed cemeteries in south GA to see their sandy look. Does water from the ocean wash up to them? I know in the area of Georgia we live in the cemeteries are grassy. Nice shot though.

Nancy said...

How interesting!I have never seen a sandy cemetary such as this.I do remember the Georgia clay from all of the years we lived in GA.Kutzu was all around too.

Dick said...

Very special

Annie said...

It does add to the feeling of bleakness that so often comes when one visits a cemetery, doesn't it Dot.

Cara said...

I'm not certain how I came across your little home here but it was so nice to find you. Guess you can say the name caught my attention before anything else---Strolling through Georgia. I am also from Georgia and think this is one very beautiful state.

This photo must be close to my neck of the woods---about 40 miles north of Waycross. When I was a child there was actually a business here that sold sand---and they transported it out by railroad----we had a beautiful creek---Sandy Creek----

Hmmm how did I get from Cemeteries to Creeks---memories I guess.

I have linked you and will be retuning.

Sheila said...

This is an unusual sight.
We have a cemetery across the street from us, and it is lush, green and heavily treed. I've never seen one located in sandy soil before, though I guess it makes no difference.

Anonymous said...

wow almost looks like snow.
I haven't ever saw anything like this.
I wonder if the sand is brought in
or how it gets there. hmmm got me wondering.

Lynette said...

Dot, this is certainly unusual. You've got me wondering if there are any mostly red-clay-looking graveyards in parts of Mississippi.

Thanks for visiting my other blog--I hope that the photos of the diverse restaurants will load properly. I just opened it and they were there.

Lilli & Nevada said...

sure looks like snow.

smilnsigh said...

I suppose it makes it easy, to dig...

Mari-Nanci

Sean Patrick said...

This part of Georgia was ocean not too long ago. The ocean receeded and left lots of sand. Most of S.E. Ga is barely above sea level.
Shawn Dowling
of the Nahunta Dowlings

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