Gardening and being outside with nature holds vast rejuvenative powers. For some people, their garden is the only place they can put aside feelings of grief to feel peaceful for a brief moment in time. Tribute gardens are not only beautiful; they can be healing.
We keep a whimsical metal cat statue in a flower bed to remember our beloved rescue cat, Small Fry (a.k.a. 'The Fry'), that lived with us for 17 years. Our youngest son named her because he thought it looked like she had a small french fry on her face. Whenever I see the statue it makes me smile and reminisce about The Fry.