Saturday, April 18, 2009

Green Virginia! Green Richmond! Green Maury Place!

Last Sunday was a perfect day for the Monument Avenue Easter on Parade! Once breakfast was done, and our guests were on their way, our friend Ann and I ventured out for Monument Avenue's annual Easter promenade. Of course, we took Chico and Lucy as well wearing their Easter bandannas! We greeted many friends and many breeds of doggies along the way!

Both the arrival of Spring and Virginia's Historic Garden Week are upon us just as the trees are budding new green and the azeleas and dogwood are reaching their peak bloom! These few weeks of early spring are perhaps the most beautiful of the year in Richmond. With the arrival of warm spring days, Mac, Chico, Lucy, and I have enjoyed lingering on our front porch to greet neighbors and friends out for a stroll or a jog on the Avenue. We usually spot several dogs walking their owners as well! April 22 is Earth Day, and Maury Place has just been certified as "Virginia Green" by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. We make every effort to employ environmentally sensitive green practices here at Maury Place. We have posted a list of our green practices on our website on the "About Us" page under "Green Lodging."

We are now creating special "green" packages in cooperation with our friends at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia's finest art museum just steps away from Maury Place. Stay tuned!