Time to start off a New Year of Garden Blogging from my Georgia Gardens. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and start to the New Year. We went to Virginia to spend Christmas with the Saints family. On this trip, we spent 4 days playing tour guide in downtown Washington DC with a 45 minute or less drive each day. We enjoy it there this time of year as the crowds are few and so much to see with little hassles. In the above picture you see the Capitol Building in the background with rose's in bloom. It was a very cold day so to see these Rose's really warmed me up.
I have been to Arlington National Cemetery many times in the past to visit the Saints brother. On this day, we spent our time driving throughout the cemetery taking it all in rather then drive in and out quickly as we normally seem to do. Most markers were donned with fresh wreaths and red bows for Christmas.
Wreaths were donated by the Worchester Wreath Company. Click HERE to find out more about these fresh wreaths.
Over 110,000 donated wreaths by this wonderful company. Click HERE to see more about the Worcester Wreath Company...
A beautiful sight to see with the red and green against the white markers but oh so surreal.
Somber feelings run through your entire body.
Especially when the caisson strolls past. We are reminded of the every day burials which do not stop for the holidays.
I spotted a few trees decorated for Christmas within the Cemetery.
This tree had lost many of its ornaments to the wind. I could not help myself but to replace all the fallen stars.
A few markers had extra gifts from loved ones.
I found it a bit odd the cemetery will allow extra decorations as this sign is clearly posted throughout the cemetery. I know it makes a parent, sister, brother, friend, etc feel better by leaving a trinket and I am sure this is why they are over looked this time of year.
I shall share a bit more of Arlington National Cemetery with you on Thursday. With this being my first posting in over 2 months, I wanted to ease back into it so the rest shall be a part 2...