"Flowers for Alys" is a tale from another time and another place. The time is in the distant past; the place is somewhere where a family could live an apparently normal, quiet life without any of the pressures or the pleasures of our modern-day world. In the past events could be beautiful and wonderful, or terrible and tragic. Sometimes all together. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so they say. But that beholder must be careful to be looking in the right direction, and at the right time.