This past weekend was graduation at James Madison University. We have one daughter who graduated Friday evening with her Masters and our other daughter graduated on Saturday morning with her undergrad degree.
When one starts a special weekend in Harrisonburg the first stop should always be 'The Little Grill'. It is a wonderful co-op grill, very college town atmosphere. We went on Thursday night which is breakfast night. Lots of fun.
Hippies, pay heed to the sign. No trip to Harrisonburg is complete without a trip to Kline's!!!
Flavor of the week this week was Raspberry.
Friday evening graduation ceremony was for those completing Masters and Doctorate degrees. With all the rains that have been gracing the area, luckily it was indoors in the Convocation Center. I see my sweet cherub in this photo.....
Here she is lined up to receive her diploma....
Saturday morning-- still no rain, but now we are outside in Bridgeforth Stadium. And the river of purple begins............
And yes, I can see my second little cherub in this photo......
We were lucky and had no rain for both the big ceremony in the stadium as well as the college ceremony on Hillside field.
It was a wonderful weekend, and a little bittersweet. My babies have both graduated. We are enormously proud of both of them. When we got home it looks as if the garden was celebrating JMU purple and yellow as well.
Lots of Spiderwort, Tradescantia, mixed with Salvia 'Maynight', Stringy stonecrop, Wallflower, and Dusty Miller.
I have both the Tradescantia virginica and Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' --makes for a nice combination of color.
A nice purple phlox (from a seed mix packet the girls brought back from Ireland) and an Iris pseudacorus.
Will have more photos of garden blooms later in the week.