I encountered a groundhog at Laurel Hill Cemetery today. The groundhog was guardedly friendly with me, not that I intended on getting all that close. However, I do believe that it was posing for me in this shot, the second that I took. Before I had a chance to take a third, the gopher scurried into a hole under the vault-like monument.
There are many groundhog holes at Laurel Hill, and nearly all of them are about the size of the average human foot. Something to be mindful of, as you wander the grounds.
For a cemetery, Laurel Hill is teeming with life. This gopher has many groundhog friends, but there are also squirrels, birds and even some foxes, among other animals. This is to say nothing of the wide variety of trees and shrubs growing within Laurel Hill’s walls.
Took a quick walk around Laurel Hill, getting my bearings for the flashlight tours that will be happening on the Friday, Saturday and Tuesday evenings before Halloween. While I have become familiar with the cemetery in recent months, I had not walked the exact route of the Halloween walk and I wanted to do it at least once in daylight.
A quick trip today but, ironically, any visit to Laurel Hill always livens me up a bit.