The rains didn’t arrive as predicted yesterday so Buddy, Bella and I decided to mix it up and take a walk through Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery.  Its a large, sprawling cemetery that overlooks the city of Richmond and the James River.  Opened in 1849, it’s layout is garden style and it was named for the holly trees dotting the property. Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place to U.S. Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, generals, soldiers and countless Richmond families.

The Pyramid was build as a memorial to the Confederate dead.

This black iron dog overlooks the grave of a little girl.

The flowers were in bloom!

This site overlooks Richmond's skyline.

A view of the James River.

An iron gate.

President James Monroe's grave.