Stones lovingly arranged in the shape of a baby cradle form the marker for the grave of a small child who died in 1878 – currently adorned with faded plastic flowers. Found in an old cemetery near the abandoned Silver Reef mine in Leeds, Utah, USA.

Top 10 in The Scavenger Hunt group’s Let’s Find Tombstones! challenge, October 2010.

Featured in The Scavenger Hunt group, October 2010.


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I am fascinated by the concept of serendipity – the spontaneous discovery of one thing while searching for another. I rarely plan my art. I prefer to LET it happen rather than MAKE it happen.

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  • mjart66
    mjart66over 4 years ago

    wow – powerful.

  • Thanks, mjart66! Nice to hear from you again… :-)

    – Dana Roper

  • MichelleR
    MichelleRover 4 years ago

    This is amazing. I agree with mjart above… Powerful image. Beautifully captured.

  • Thanks so much, Michelle!!! It touched my heart… :-)

    – Dana Roper

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    The photograph tells a whole story. Well captured work!

  • Thanks so much, Thea!!!

    – Dana Roper

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    So sad!

  • Thanks, Shulie!

    – Dana Roper

  • webbie
    webbieover 4 years ago

    What a sad and beautiful Story…awsome captue Dana :)

  • Thanks so much, webbie!!!

    – Dana Roper

  • Robert C Richmond
    Robert C Richmondover 4 years ago

    Simple and compelling, well done.

  • Thanks again, Robert!!!

    – Dana Roper

  • Lin Taylor
    Lin Taylorabout 4 years ago

    the baby stones are the worst.

  • Thanks for your comment, Lin!

    – Dana Roper

  • en-joy
    en-joyabout 4 years ago

    Makes me sad, although it´s so long ago!

  • It is kind of touching, isn’t it? Thanks for your comment…:-)

    – Dana Roper

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful image

  • Thanks so much, Scott! Always appreciate your comments… :-)

    – Dana Roper

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much, Gene!!! Appreciate the feature!

    – Dana Roper

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