Friday, August 5, 2011

Decoration Day

On Sunday we will travel back to my Blue Ridge mountain home and pay tribute to my ancestors in the southern tradition of laying flowers on their graves and then eating a really big meal.  I'm actually very excited to be able to visit with my family and get a little time to stand in one of the most beautiful places on earth. 

In my family it's traditional to pick flowers from the garden or if they aren't fairing so well pick wildflowers to make the bouquets.  When we where visiting in June I got to go on a flower picking excursion with my Mom and my Aunt (involving a golf cart, a dirt road and possibly a pre-dinner cocktail) and then watch them work their magic.  Here are some of the fruits if their labor.




And a few close-ups



And here are are the finished bouquets.  So pretty!



Before I go, here's a peak of my view in Rocky Hollow.


What are some of your family summer traditions?  Happy Friday!

1 comment:

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...