One of my all-time favorite things to do is to take long walks through Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood. I love to visit this spot in the early or mid morning, when everything is beginning to wake up. The birds are chirping, the fog is lifting, the grass is dewy, and the sunlight is hitting those headstones and trees in juuust the right, spooky-kinda way. With almost 200 acres, endless rows of beautiful mausoleums, headstones, statues, and monuments, lots and lots of trees (I love trees!), loads of wildlife, and p l e n t y of peace and quiet, it’s easy to spend a good hour or two wandering around in this magnificent lawn-park style cemetery.
Each time I visit Homewood Cemetery, I always end up discovering something new and curious. For example, there are lots of little stones, shells, and various trinkets left on grave sites. I think it’s so interesting to see what people leave as an offering for their loved one. I even found a half-drunk bottle of wine once!
Do yourself a favor: If you live in Pittsburgh, or find yourself in the area sometime soon, take a nice long stroll inside Homewood Cemetery. You won’t regret it!
The photos in this post were taken over a two week period in April 2019, just as spring was loudly and brilliantly announcing itself to this neck of the woods ♡