My home is in California. It is a beautiful and rugged land that was first home to native Americans, then penniless pioneers and gold-crazed prospectors. It is also one of the younger American states. Perhaps all that explains why so many of the cemeteries of California are small or even neglected. Those dwelling here in California came with so little in their wagons and packs that they could hardly invest in landscaped lawns and manicured stones for the departed. They needed to focus on their own survival.
You’ve probably sorted out that the cemetery you see in this photo is most definitely not in California.