in milder climates, flowers are planted among the gravestones. in Alabama, this doesn’t work, the weather is far too hot & humid to grow anything without constant attention. a lot of graveyards in Alabama have fake flowers lovingly placed front of them.
i was walking a gravel path that was between a small graveyard & a small pond. finding the fake flowers on the dirt & gravel path broke my heart. i know the flowers had blown away from the graveyard to my left. i know that the person who was driving over the path, running over the flowers, pushing them into Alabama’s red dirt, saw them before he/she did so. my anger at this person’s indifference (or outright laziness) to flower’s intent disturbed me greatly, enough to bring tears to my eyes.
some may find fake flowers at the gravestones of small church yards tacky, but the flowers placed there, were put place with just as much thought & love as the real flowers people are able to plant in cool climates.