By Skeeter The Saint and I have left our Georgia Gardens for a bit of traveling this past year. One of those trips was way back in Spring to Fredericksburg, Virginia. We strolled along the sidewalks and I shared some of the Spring beauty of gardens I spotted along the way. As we strolled the streets gazing at the beauty, I spotted the Mary Washington House. Mary is mother of George Washington the first President of the United States. We did not tour the house on this day but plan to on another visit to Fredericksburg. During our stroll we came upon this Monument in honor of Mary.
I did not know that George Washington's mother lived in Fredericksburg until I spotted the house and monument. Learn something new every day for sure!
Near the Monument is this awesome Oak tree. As you can see it was just starting to show some green buds. Remember, this was spring so the tree was on track. I was drawn to the tree by its beauty and height. At the base of the tree we found this Plaque. For some reason, Blogger will not allow me to post the picture correctly. So if you are interested in what it says, then turn your head sideways and read on. Hum, wonder if Dell, Apple, etc have movable monitors? The tree was planted in honor of Mary and her Guardian Col. George Eskridge.
The Plaque states the tree was dedicated on April 29, 1937 so the tree is 62 years old.
As a garden lover, I am drawn to rocks as well as trees, plants and flowers. So naturally I had to see what this big boulder was all about which was located near the Oak Tree.
This Plaque near the boulders explain how Mary would Pray and Meditate for a safe return for her son and Country during the Revolutionary War.
I found this area with MARY'S TREE AND ROCK a peaceful spot, In the Garden...