Monday, December 11, 2006

James Whitcomb Riley

I visited the burial site of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley on, appropriately enough, El Dia de los Muertos. Riley has the honor of being buried at the highest point in Indianapolis, on the grounds of the Crown Hill Cemetery. You'd think that Benjamin Harrison would have had the top spot, but Hoosiers love poets more than presidents. It was very peaceful - and quite chilly - that day.

Riley's most famous poem is Little Orphant Annie.

Very nice view of downtown Indy, isn't it? Nobody was around that day, but there was certainly no spooky feel to my visit. As you can see, there were still many leaves on the trees at that time. That's not the case now. All the trees now look - for lack of a better word - dead.


  1. Nice photos Matthew. Thanks for sharing...

  2. This is weird, but I found your blog through Hale-yeah's blog. I don't know him, but I found his blog through Shaun Groves' blog. And you live in the same town I do...small world.

  3. Sis: No, thank you. But I must ask, when are you getting your bony behind back up here?

    Cristy: Thanks for stopping by! Suddenly I'm flooding with memories of being on a certain ride at Disney World last summer...