Many beautiful flower arrangements were sent by thoughtful people in memory of and as a tribute to someone who was close to them in some way. They were a stark contrast to the otherwise drab scene. Perhaps flowers at a funeral symbolize the living.
One arrangement made the long journey home with us. Some of its flowers have started to fade, just as some of our memories will no doubt fade. However, life will go forward and memories of her will always remain.
Thank you again to everyone for their kind words of support.
(18-55mm f20 20 sec ISO400)