Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fall at the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial

I'm posting some photos of us taking out the summer flowers and putting in the fall mums.  It was kind of hard pulling out the summer flowers since we have worked to hard to take care of them during the summer.  We even prayed for them and they were very pretty all summer.  But all good things have to come to an end so it was their time. 
After we pulled out the flowers, we planted 400 mums.  They were not blooming when we planted them so sometimes it was hard deciding what color they were.  When they started to bloom, we were surprised to see that some of the same colors were together since we tried so hard to spread the colors out.
 It was a fun project.  This is a great place to serve.  We are so blessed to be here at this time.

Flowers at Camp Joseph planted by Sister Sherman

Sister Dyches pulling out the marigolds

Lizzy Arnold helping pull out the flowers

New gloves for Lizzy, Me and Melanie Billin

Melanie, Sister Lundal, Sister Dixie Johnson, Lizzy, Me, Sister Fratcher celebrating after the mums were planted

Lizzy and Melanie helping Elder Dyches plant.  I helped too, but I have to photograph the event

Melanie and I planting

This was taken by me 50 feet up in the lift that we use to put up Christmas lights.

This was taken from the lift

Taken from the lift

This is a view of the Monument from Patriarch Hill

Love the uniforms

We are so happy serving here.

Monday, August 5, 2013


The flowers are finally starting to look very beautiful.  We have worked so hard every day trying to weed, feed and dead head our flowers.  We have spent most of the past few weeks, since we planted them, working in the flower beds.  There are many perennials that have bloomed at various times which have been great to keep things looking nice.  Now the annuals are starting to look great.  Here are some of the flower beds and individual flowers.  I have had to work to remember all of the names, and still don't know them all.  Sometimes we have to bring in leaves and look them up in books to try to find out what kind of flowers they are. We also have to decide which things that are coming up are weeds and which are flowers.  We have pulled some flowers thinking they were weeds and we have left some weeds thinking they were flowers only to pull them when they were 3-4 feet tall.  It have been a learning experience, but I have really enjoyed it.  It is rewarding when people who visit tell us how nice the flowers look.  I think they help to bring a special spirit to this place.