Saturday, 3 September 2016

A Glimpse at One of our Summer Projects

As is usually the case, summer blew by in a blur. With five weeks of summer classes, gardening and lawn work, rest and relaxation, some of the items on my to-do list were simply left undone.

In a previous post, Tranquility in Tending our Cemetery I was telling you about one of the things we did get done though, in early summer; major landscaping in our cemetery. It was something we had been meaning to do for a number of years, but other tasks always got in the way. It was well worth all the effort. The petunias we planted on the graves, as a final touch, are beyond anything I imagined, as they added bountiful splashes of colour to our cemetery. And they're just now starting to show signs of the upcoming autumn, so almost three months in full bloom. The place has never been lovelier!

Beyond the sunset, O glad reunion,
With our dear loved ones who’ve gone before
In that fair homeland we’ll know no parting,
Beyond the sun set forever more.

(Fourth stanza of a hymn by Virgel and Blanch Brock, Beyond the Sunset)


  1. What a lovely cemetery. I find great peace in the cemetery where many of my family is buried. It is in the middle of the country with no homes nearby on top of a hill. A great place to commune with the Lord.

    1. Michelle, I always find cemeteries are peaceful places, to reminisce about loved ones resting there.


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