The Hess article discusses how memorials on the landscape are “attention worthy” which was a very noteworthy point to myself because of the landscape around my house. Exactly how it started, I’m not sure but we have always built a garden to memorialize someone in the family that has passed away. Usually the garden contains some sort of personal item belonging/ representing that person in some way such as the bench depicted above. The stone bench above belonged to an uncle and it reminds me of him when I visit my parents house while equally a great place sit and relax. In total there are 5 gardens around the house similar to this.