Tuesday, October 18, 2011

End of the Season

Bob spent yesterday pulling out the plantings at the Elizabeth Park annual garden, which I have been showing throughout the year.  When he is finished, he will start planting tulip bulbs for next year's garden. 

I mentioned before that Bob was a longtime foreman in the park who has continued to tend the gardens as a volunteer after his retirement.  All public gardens should be so lucky!

24 comments:

Steffe said...

Good work Bob. And Jack.

Cindy said...

Ah, another season comes to an end. Great work, Bob! I have enjoyed you pictures of the gardens, Jack.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder if, when they cut the budget, they thought, "Bob loves this place so much, he will do it as a volunteer."

I perceived from a comment that you left on someone else's site that you had some medical tests or something like that when you were away recently. I hope all is well with you.

Lowell said...

Nice portrait. Looks like a man who enjoys his work and obviously he does. Not too many people volunteer to keep doing their job after they retire!

Jack said...

I appreciate Dave's concern, but let me respond before his comment gets legs. No medical tests and I am fine. The travel was to San Francisco and Napa for fun and an industry conference.

EG Wow said...

He is taking excellent care of the gardens. I guess these are planted with annuals instead of perennials. That sounds very expensive to me. Are the gardens privately funded?

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you Jack! Well deserved beautiful portrait.

Halcyon said...

The garden looks so sad! This reminds me that I need to dig up my dahlias and whatnot. I planted some tulips already, but I think a skunk ate the bulbs. :( Not sure if it's worth planting more.

sheila lynch said...

I need a Bob in my yard! Nice that he volunteers, does he drive far?:)

Kate said...

Lucky for your community that some people just cannot retire! Thanks for his portrait. Hats off to Bob!

Sharon said...

Good work Bob!

Malyss said...

I wish a "Bob" to every garden in the world!

Virginia said...

I can tell by his smile that there is a twinkle in his eye behind his shades. Lucky indeed. That's a lot of work for a volunteer. Thanks for this nice portrait Jack.
V

Randy said...

A master gardener for sure. He creates a work of art every year.

Karl said...

Bravo Bob!! And... great portrait Jack, Bob surely will be happy!

Lois said...

He must have really enjoyed his job to come back and volunteer. Looks like he is doing a fine job!

VP said...

There are not many like Bob around anymore. My compliments to this generous guy!

cieldequimper said...

Thanks Bob for smilingly reminding me that I need to plant my tulips!

RedPat said...

There is a lot of work ahead of him there!

Sylvia K said...

There surely aren't many like Bob around anymore! What a great guy and how fortunate the community is have him looking out for the gardens in the park! Thank you, Jack, for giving him the credit he deserves! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

joo said...

I love your portraits, Jack! Now have to rush to plant tulip bulbs, lol:)

youth_in_asia said...

Great dedication, but I don't blame him for wanting to stick around. It's a wonderful park.

Sort of bittersweet now that the end of the season is upon us. I love the fall, but it's too brief. Now that the leaves are changing and it's a little cooler, winter feels close.

Regina K said...

wonderfully winterized beds. I could use a Bob in. my yard

Bob Crowe said...

Is he a University of Washington alumnus? I'd never wear a Billiken hat - just too weird. But he does look like he has vision, in the truest sense.