You’ll see stuff like this because people plant beautiful trees and shrubs to keep their loved ones company. I went yesterday to see that was happening to a rose bush I had planted on my mother’s grave. Alas, the harsh winter had finished it off. I planted another one, a white one and since I addedd a judicious amount of fertilizer this time perhaps it will survive. I was amazed and uplifted by the beautiful flowering trees just at their best. In some places I could not see the sky for the lovely crab apple, lilac and apple trees in bloom. Of course the birds were having a field day and the air was cool and fragrant. I can never understand why people find graveyards off-putting and why they avoid them. The stones are interesting to read and the surroundings are usually beautiful . Lots of animals live on Mount Royal where our biggest cemetery is. I sincerely hope the hole below is the home of a ground hog. I am suppressing my overactive Immagination and sticking with the groundhog theory. Happy to say this is not my mother’s grave as I would be at a loss to know what to do about it.
It was always my favorite visit to Mount Royal cemetery in Montreal when we would go at Pentecost to bless the graves and depending on the time of year we went, since it varies, we would see the extraordinary beauty of the bushes, the trees, the planted flowers. My favorite flowers there are the peonies which abound in every imaginable color!