“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”: The Fruits of Our Labor


This is a picture of one of the pathways in the formal gardens at Adams. It is a path I walk many times a day and that means much more than it may seem. Walking the pathways of this garden provides me with a sense of overwhelming pride in the work I have done here, the progress I have seen, and the mark I will leave here after I am gone. Everyday we rake the pea stone pathway, preparing the garden for a day of visitation from tourists and people who live in the area. Every morning the garden is weeded and pruned, and the general maintenance routine is carried out. Every afternoon we work on special projects such as transplanting, cutting the hedge, trimming the vine, and anything else that needs to be done in order to keep the garden in shape. Sometimes, the results of our daily work is not immediate; at times we are so loaded with other things to do we don’t take a second to admire our work. But when I walk through this garden every morning, I can’t help but notice how much effort we have put into it to maintain and beautify it, allowing visitors and employees to enjoy the flowers and other plants that have grown to be so tall, healthy, and outright beautiful. I take solace in knowing that although most times I am tired, hot, and sweaty at the end of the day, I am helping maintain this little piece of history and can be apart of keeping this garden fruitful, lush, and alive.

4 responses to ““A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”: The Fruits of Our Labor

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  2. Jayla, the garden looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing the photographs and your thoughts about the important work you are doing to help preserve this significant landscape. It is sometimes difficult to step back from the work being done on a daily basis to recognize and appreciate how valuable your contributions truly are; I am glad that you have been able to do so! I look forward to reading your future blog posts.


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