Slowly Coming Back

I was a bit sad at the end of January when I had to cut back The Last Roses, but now am a bit happier as the roses bushes are slowly coming back.

Regrowth, rose bushes, pruning, spring, winter rose bushesIt is so nice to see new growth starting on my old rose bushes. They are still going strong even though they are in their late teens.

New growth, rose bushes, spring, rosesThese first two pictures are of the same area of a rose bush, but at a little different angle. They are taken just a couple days apart and you can see that they are quickly growing.

Yellow Rose, spring growth, February Rose bushLook at all the leaves on this rose bush. I am a little bit concerned about this rose bush though as it lost several large old canes in the past year.

Rose Bush, new growth, spring growth, red roseMy Mr. Lincoln rose bush is a bit behind the others, but finally this morning I could see an explosion of little leaf buds.

New leaves, floribunda rose, yellow rose, new growthMy big floribunda rose is also starting to send forth some nice shoots. I have especially been watching this new little cane the past few days. It is rapidly growing

I hope to have a good year for roses. With all the rain this winter they will hopefully get a good start before I have to start watering.

Now for some rest. It has been a bit of a stressful day.


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Parking Lot Progress

The construction site of the new Zeiss Innovation Center dried out a bit over the long holiday weekend and some more work got done on the parking lot today.

Curb Machine, Concrete, construction, Zeiss Innovation CenterLast week the curb machine was laying down long stretches of the curb around the parking lot.

Curb Corners, parking lot, Zeiss Innovation CenterLast week before the rain this corner was unfinished, but had some forms up. Today you can see that it is fresh concrete. I am sure that I will someday park in this corner of the parking lot. I will have to remember to take a picture 🙂

Parking Lot, ZIC, Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, CaliforniaHere you can see more of the curbs in the parking lot. I assume that these will be used for landscaping. I can picture rows of trees across the parking lot. In the distance you can see some of the storm drain material.

You can also see four big hoppers that are for the continued lime work that is being done to prep the ground for the foundation of the building.

Foundation, dirt work, lime, ground prepHere is the ground work that is being done where the building will be. The lime is being worked into the ground to stabilize it before they start driving the piles.

Retention pond, catchment basinThe retention basin is full of water after the rains. This will be a permanent feature at the site and I am sure that we will see it full of water in the rainy seasons. I am sure that there will be some good opportunities for some reflection pictures of the new building, especially when you see the reflection now from a building that is a block away.

Perhaps more rain tomorrow, but not much. Construction may be affected a little, but they can continue the ground prep as long as it is not raining too hard.



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