coming soon- Avalon’s Garden pics

I will soon create a photo album of Avalon’s garden. This garden is set to bloom all year round, so there will be lots of new pics from spring through fall. I also keep working on it… never-ending mulch addition (I hate continuous weeding… once a week is enough for me) and other small improvements that I keep making. I have little fairies set all around the garden, and a fairy house, but I would also like to place glass butterflies, like this:


and more “memorial” type stones such as:


… as well as stepping stones to make a small path through the main garden area around the fountain. I just planted a rose bush given to me by a friend, and it just happened that there was a big empty spot that needed something! I’m not sure what my gardener’s vision was with the backside of the garden… it seems bare to me and I’m constantly battling back a jungle of pond weeds. I guess this is a sign that I meant to pick up where he left off! Who knows, I might even enjoy it!

I also intend to get a wooden sign that says “Avalon’s Garden” and another sign that points the way for those who take a walk around my lake all summer.

My poor vegetable garden… I don’t know if I’ll ever get to it!

I also want this for the grave site:

“I am the gentle breeze on your face,
I am each raindrop falling with grace,
I am the sunlight that shines on your hair
I live on eternally… everywhere.”

This plaque really says it all for me, because as By the Brooke posted once, “Where has my baby gone? Back into the everywhere…” and that is where I like to think that Avalon is.

And this:


And these:


And I obviously can’t afford everything at once! It’s not that I want to turn the place into an episode of “Pimp My Grave Site”, I just want everyone to know how much she is loved and missed. It is a physical manifestation of my love and part of “mourning”, which is the outward expression of grief.

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

5 thoughts on “coming soon- Avalon’s Garden pics”

  1. Looking forward to your pics! It sounds wonderful. Also, ”Pimp My Gravesite” made me laugh! Of course if it was a real show I’d be horrified….

  2. Love that. Have you read the Hopi prayer – Someone posted it a months ago & I just love it. Reminds me of the note on the stone you posted:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    I am the thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glint in the snow.
    I am the sunlight on the ripened grain.
    I am the autumn’s gentle rain.
    When you awaken in the morning hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush.
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there,
    I did not die.

      1. Me too. It depends on the day. Sometimes it gives me hope and helps me feel her all around me. Sometimes it doesn’t work that way, and it just makes me sad that she’s not here. But no matter what, I find it beautiful. Love to Avalon.

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