Imagine your favorite walking path, running alongside a babbling creek, through the quiet of a hardwood forest, across a meadow of wildflowers, songbirds flitting between tall grasses, crickets accompanying you along the way. A familiar Piedmont landscape unfolds in front of you with rolling hills of grasslands and woodland views ahead in the distance.
Your journey starts next to the pole barn. A natural surface pathway entices you into the property, past native ferns and plants, meandering around a farm pond terrain, you turn into shaded woods where the mature trees and rock outcroppings so representative of the Piedmont region welcome you with silence. In the spring, trillium burst upward from the ground; in the fall, leaves crunch under your boots; always, the clean scent of the long leaf pine reminding you of home.
This is the experience we are building in a conservation cemetery, in the North Carolina Piedmont of Durham County. Welcome to Bluestem. Where nature is enough.
Bluestem Conservation Cemetery
Opening December 2021
"Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life." —Joseph Conrad
Photo Credit: LANDMATTERS