Saturday, August 16, 2014

Blue Jay delivers three baby jays

A very dedicated mommy Blue Jay gave birth to three fledglings on our front porch several weeks ago.  Needless to say daddy Jay was a vigilant protector swooping down to scare off our two very curious outdoor cats.  Turns out Blue Jays are monogamous and stay together their whole life, so maybe next year they will return to start another family.

                                     


Friday, August 8, 2014

Who says nothing is free?

Shenandoah National Park is opening its gates to Skyline Drive for several free visits this year:

  • April 19-20 - National Park Week
  •  August 25 - Park Service's 98th birthday
  • September 27 - National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 - Veteran's Day 
Normally you would pay $15 per vehicle entrance fee to Skyline Drive that is good for seven days.




Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day

On July 4, 1963, President John Kennedy proclaimed the ringing of the bells nationwide with the words "Let's ring freedom bells"! So to revive this tradition, ring a bell on July 4th at 2:00pm.  It can be a bell, your keys, tap your glass or find an app on your phone that rings bells.  Show the world we are free and proud of Old Glory!  That's the American spirit.



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Belle Hearth Garden in Full Bloom!

Our garden finally woke up from a long winter's nap and now is blooming in all of its glorious colors and fragrances


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Honor the "Greatest Generation" on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

June 6. 2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.  This will mark the last gathering of WW II Veterans in our life.  The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia will present a three day commemoration of Ceremonies, Concerts, Reunion areas, and Oral histories.  Come and see what that generation sacrificed, so our freedom can live on forever! For additional information go to www.dday.org



Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring is Finally Here!

From the looks of our gardens, spring has finally come to Waynesboro.  Our flowers are blooming and the grass is growing fast, thanks to lots of rain.  We are planting more flowers and herbs everyday and May is shaping up to be a picturesque month.  Come see for yourself.  We love to share this beautiful floral display.

                          

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waynesboro & Stuarts Draft House & Garden Tour

The Waynesboro & Stuarts Draft Historic House and Garden Tour will be held on Saturday May 3, 2014 from 10:00 am until 5:00pm.  Visit the beautiful homes and gardens of the Waynesboro area like The Bowman House, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, as well as three other sites.  Tickets are $25 the day of the tour and may be purchased at any of the five sites. Purchase tickets online at www.vagardenweek.org.