Old graveyards can be places of great wild beauty. This one, St. Mary’s Church of Ireland in Dungarvan, County Waterford, fronts onto the shoreline and is blanketed in wildflowers. Did some one with an eye for eco-design create such a beautiful tranquil meadow?
Over time the graves here have become one duvet of daisies. Modern graveyards too often reflect our values of individualism and urbanisation; enclaves of grandeur and real estate. When I go would you all see to it that my ashes are scattered in some wilderness that has survived our human tendency to try to concrete over nature?
I have blogged about death, dying, graveyards and mushroom suits before. Here is the post about the beautiful grave-yard in Stockholm which is a Unesco World Heritage Site and here is the post about the Mushroom Suit a green alternative to traditional embalming and chemical burials.
I’m fussy about working with rather than against Mother Nature, even in death couldn’t we all be a bit greener……?