A longtime friend reached out to me and asked if I would create and deliver some Fall flowers to her Mother’s resting place for her. She’s moved far out of the area, so it’s been a bit of a challenge for her to keep the gravesite freshly decorated on a regular basis. Of course, I said yes!
I have to admit that I was quite nervous about creating a floral arrangement, in general – let alone for someone’s resting loved one. However, I felt very honored that she asked me to help. Plus, any chance to visit a cemetery is a perk for my taphophile soul!
Excited to give it a try, I went to the store and found a variety of Fall themed florals. Instead of using a cliche cemetery flower vase, I decided to use a wooden stake to attach all of the flowers and decorations to.
As you can see when I arrived at her Mother’s gravesite, those plastic vases don’t tend to hold up very well in the elements – primarily due to the wind. The wooden stake can be secured nice and deep into the ground, and I’m hopeful that it will still be in the same position it’s been placed in when it’s time to take it away. With staples and hot glue – anything is possible!
I’m no florist, but I think I put together something very pretty for the Fall season, and my friend was very happy with the result. She definitely inspired me to tryout something new, and it’s always a pleasure helping others show attention to their loved one’s grave.