Black and white photograph of a stone letter "H" set into the earth, with dried grass and twigs scattered around it.

Following up from yesterday, here’s another photo from Fairview Cemetery in Santa Fe. Sometimes in cemeteries you’ll find a single letter set into the earth, as with this “H.” They seem to be plot markers using the first letter of the family’s surname, though I haven’t been able to confirm that. I’ve always found these letters intriguing – I like the simplicity and seeming randomness of them.

© 2015 Karen Joslin