Sam’s Ses Challenge: Wild – Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge.

Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits with this week’s challenge.  Don’t know who the Ses are?… click here to find out.

Your contribution can be anything you want, a photograph, a short story… anything. Visit the main Sam’s Ses Challenge page to learn more.

The fun will be focused here on my blog, but feel free to play along on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Just be sure to link back to the challenge on whichever media you choose, to be certain Sam and I get to see it.

I hope you’ll join in.

This week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge theme is Wild.

Here’s my contribution:

Few names capture the idea of the Wild West like Tombstone, Arizona, and particularly Boothill Graveyard on the outskirts of town. Places like these fill our imaginations with lawlessness cowboys and the lawmen trying to bring them to justice.

Boothill Graveyard is an elemental place. The dry desert climate and rocky starkness, with only a few cacti providing a feeble touch of vegetation, fits perfectly with the idea of dust to dust.

The graves are piles of rocks on the sand and stones of the desert. While the grave markers speak of life on a knife’s edge.

Best known are the three graves of the men killed during the infamous Gunfight at the OK Coral in Tombstone.

Yet several others also tell of the harsh lives and violent ends all too common on this wild frontier.

A few of those grave markers record the grave resident’s less-than-peaceful passing with grim humour.

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This week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge was itself partially inspired by the photo themes of Tombstones or Cemeteries from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and Elemental from the Daily Post.



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5 Responses to Sam’s Ses Challenge: Wild – Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    This is an awesome post Jaspa 😀

  2. Pingback: Elemental: earth | What's (in) the picture?

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