Life at the Sacramento Historic Cemetery

The Sacramento Historic Cemetery is a great place to visit throughout the year. The changing foliage adds to the visitors experience.

Recently a controversy arose regarding the “historic” title of these grounds. It seems that some want to remove anything that was not in the original design of the cemetery.  Specifically, the City Counsel wants to remove the Historic Rose Garden. I spoke to one person and I was informed that plans to remove roses and trellises was underway. She explained that this would be disappointing to many visitors who travel here to see historic roses. I looked around and imagined the surroundings without the flowers.

Wears a badge, “Support Our Roses!”

 

The first blooms of the season done, and to encourage new ones they were dead-heading the bushes. The morning that my Camera Totin’ Tuesday group arrived I saw many volunteers busy pruning the roses.

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Volunteers are given instruction on how to best prune the roses.

 

This is such a special place. History, nature and architecture combine. Today, nature seemed to be my focus.

 

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Using my Macro Lens to get close-up
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Iceland Poppies
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I like how the blue flower plays off the red and yellow blurs
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Capturing some nectar
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Petals spread out
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Carpenter Bee stopping for a drink
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Pretty, but I’m not sure what this purple flower is called. Do you?
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Wheel Barrows in a Row
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Daylily in such a bright color
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Lots of bees out today
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An Iris in soft purple
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So many textures

 

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Gazanias spread out
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Hornet visits pink flower. Not familiar with this one. Anyone?
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This rose bud is one of my favorite colors.

This place is special and the gravestones are surrounded by beauty. I hope you enjoyed my little tour.

 

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