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Daily Prompt: What’s something most people don’t understand?

Gertrude Abercrombie Self Portrait 1939

Some people don’t know what the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard is.

Do you know who does? My Granddaughter.

Jemma by A.M. Moscoso
Fox Lake WI 2021

I’m just kidding. Sort of.

Jokes aside. The difference a cemetery and a graveyard  is pretty simple.

A graveyard is a burial ground that is next to a church:

Photographer Unknown
St Magnus Cathedral & Burial Ground
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom

A cemetery is a burial ground that is not affiliated with a religion- they’re located on the outskirts of a cities and towns. The idea is that they have more room to expand and they’re out of the way,  but in the end sometimes you find yourself living or having dinner next to a cemetery.

I was going to rent a home next door to a cemetery, but I took a pass because it was not well maintained- and not in a creepy neglected good way. The grass was  dead and the trees had some kind of disease so I found a home a few miles away.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

So there you go, that’s the difference between a Graveyard and Cemetery and now you

( might ) know something that you did not know before.

Photo A.M. Moscoso


To Be Enjoyed By Firelight

These little windows are made to be enjoyed by firelight.

Painted Fire Screen
Jacques Vigoureux Duplessis1700

This is copy of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Louvre (inv. 775) which is dated to 1513-1516, at the end of the artist’s career. Scholars are now considering the possibility that the Walters’ version was actually executed at the same time, alongside the original. As in the original, the Baptist wears a leopard skin, usually considered an attribute of Bacchus.