Archive for December 31st, 2010

With my December trip to Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, I was able to find new and interesting photographs of Celtic crosses.

The Hobson family plot is marked by one.


This cross is marked by its simplicity – no intricate carving here, just the smooth lines of the stone.


And finally, in a much different media, we have the Thomson cross. From behind, I was trying to figure out why a cross would have a spiked circle. It wasn't until we got close that I could identify the metal leaves.



The individual markers in front of this sculpture identify one of the family members as being an artist and sculptor (I am not posting it here because the marker does not indicate he is deceased). I wonder if this is one of his own pieces, placed when the first member of the family passed away in the 1990s.

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