|My parents' gravesites, Quincy IL|
|Cemetery Iris May 2010|
It's been 3 years since I've been there. Being ill, I made the trip short. Fly in to St.Louis, stay overnight; drive to Quincy, visit the cemetery. Return to St Louis for overnight, then fly back to Portland.
The grass has not filled in completely. There is a lot of clover which helps. Being fall, the leaves scatter the lawn. It's nice.
After my mother's funeral, I walked around the cemetery and pondered graves, trees, and the general surroundings. This was a clump of bearded iris there.
At the edge, there were some discarded plant trimmings. That included a couple of shriveled rhizomes. I brought back two small pieces as a memento. They were discards. They may require a few years to bloom. I don't know if they match the cluster here. If they do survive and grow, I will ponder them and appreciate where they originated.