Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Final Preparations for Rose Work Day at Hollywood Cemetery

This winter has been an unusually cold and snowy one in many parts of the country ... here in Virginia, too.  Because of this, my preseason on-site evaluation of the roses at Hollywood Cemetery has been pushed to the very last minute ... our work day is this Saturday (March 15) and I am scrambling to make sure that I'm prepared.  

I spent all day yesterday (Monday) with Donald, the cemetery's Grounds Foreman, chipping away at the rose list.  We visited and evaluated and tagged 46 roses.  This is in addition to the 49 that The Husband and I did last month.  I feel a lot less stress about this now, since we have made so much progress in such a short amount of time.

I saw this Robin as I was leaving for the day yesterday.  He sat there while I rolled down my car window and snapped this photo with my iPhone.  I guess he was enjoying the sunshine, too.


I am hitting the road again today, for my final day of on site preparations.  There are 30 more roses left on the list to be located and evaluated ... I hope it doesn't take me all day to do this, because there are a couple of junk shops that I'd like to hit on my way home, as well as a quick stop at Trader Joes for stuff.

Wish me luck.

11 comments:

  1. At least it looks like the weather was cooperative!

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  2. Connie,the photo is beautiful and thank you for your efforts, it makes a world of difference.

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  3. Good luck with all the pre-work load!

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  4. What a delightful photo!

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  5. Wishing you swift work, a beautiful day and continued warming temps! This wind today is beyond ridiculous though, and I hope it doesn't impede your work. I took the dogs for a walk and it is wild out there! We lost a tree over a fence last night. xo Nancy

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  6. I hope all the roses made it through this very cold, miserable winter. It will be such fun seeing the new blossoms.

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  7. I hope all the roses made it through this very cold, miserable winter. It will be such fun seeing the new blossoms.

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  8. I hope all the roses made it through this very cold, miserable winter. It will be such fun seeing the new blossoms.

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  9. Beautiful robin! So nice to see!

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