Spring Blooms

Hello Friends,

You are all dearly missed. I hope that you are doing everything that you can to stay well, stay safe and stay sane! I so want to remain connected to everyone out there and to help you stay tethered to beautiful Virginia Robinson Gardens. Once again, our talented Josh Johnston has taken these amazing photos to show you the color and passion alive and well at VRG. You can click on each photo to enlarge the view.

Children’s Wildlife Pond

Hi All,

This week we are proud to show you how life goes on at VRG even though we are still separated by "social distancing". Our wonderful caretaker and friend, Josh Johnston took several beautiful photos of our Children's Wildlife Pond. Building this pond was such a labor of love and we cannot wait to share with everyone when we can gather together again. The last three photos were taken by our Superintendent Tim Lindsay, as tadpoles were released into the pond last week. I hope that we can get to see them before they change from tadpoles to bullfrogs in about 30-60 days. This is the miracle of metamorphosis.

Clivia Bloom in the Palm Garden

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."
-Joseph Addis

Dear Friends,
I hope that these beautiful photos of the Clivia in our Palm Garden bring a smile to your faces. They were taken by our wonderful Superintendent, Tim Lindsay.

And the People Stayed Home…

Dear Friends,

I wanted to share this beautiful "prose poem" with you that was sent to me by our wonderful founder, Joan Selwyn. It was written by Kitty O"Meara, a former teacher and palliative care chaplain in the US. It offers an introspective look at our self-isolation due to coronavirus. I hope that it will touch you as it did me.

With hope,