Life In Color: Yellow!

Today, we are flying (virtually) to the Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee for the outdoor exhibit of Dale Chihuly. Once a year, the American, glass sculptor, picks one garden to feature his very large-scale pieces of glass. We were excited about this, because we have never been to a Chihuly event and never been to…

Six On Saturday: A Garden in Savannah

Good morning SOS’ers! I have been posting interesting gardens and today, I am revealing what I think it takes to have a beautiful garden in Savannah, Georgia………first I think, is a pink house! The bigger the better………with a Spanish Moss tree as well, the bigger the better! I had never seen neighborhoods with all pastel…

Challenge Your Camera: Industrial

  For my Industrial Photo today, we are at the remains of the Roswell Manufacturing Company. Roswell King came to this area in Georgia, to grow cotton and to make a mill for manufacturing cotton into shirting. They produced a cloth called onasburg, (a course, heavy fabric), sheeting and yarn. Slaves from his plantation on…

Life In Color: January 17, 2021

Another new challenge for me! This one will focus on color! This month the color is BROWN! These photos are from a log cabin from the Civil War, on the Carnton Plantation….. First, chop the wood for logs! Then Home Sweet Home! To add your photos to this challenge, look on at the tab below…

FOTD: January 15, 2021

The gardeners at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens can do extraordinary landscapes! Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and color into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? Challenge rules, why not join in? 1. Feel free to post every day or whenever you you feel like it.  You can…

Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) and Then Some!

Today, for Cee’s Flower of the Day, Photo Challenge, I thought I would show some of Dale Chihuly’s Glass Art and sculpture work, that was displayed at Cheekwood Gardens, in Nashville, Tennessee this summer! Outstanding! Cee’s challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and colour into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favour of…

Life In Color: January 10, 2021

Another new challenge for me! This one will focus on color! This month the color is BROWN! Bullet holes made during Battle of Franklin, in the Civil War, in the old storehouse on Carnton Plantation To add your photos to this challenge, look on at the tab below and post on Sunday’s!  Won’t you join…

Last On the Card: December 31, 2020

Brian (aka Bushboy) is running a monthly challenge where he asks you to post the last photo on your SD card or on your phone in my case! The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for December. 2. No editing – who cares if…

There’s Still Room For Some Christmas Cheer!

We had a lot of our traveling plans curtailed this year and who knows if and when we will ever be able to travel again, as we once did……………We added a few shorter state trips to our itinerary this year and that may be the way to go, as the country opens up again in…

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee

I love a good “TRAIN STORY,” don’t you? The story of the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is just that! Mabel Wood was on a train from New York to Nashville, Tennessee, when Leslie Cheek bribed the porter, with a box of cigars, to find out the name of the beautiful young Mabel. Two years later,…

Six On Saturday; Chihuly at Cheekwood Gardens

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee for the outdoor exhibit of Dale Chihuly. Once a year, the American, glass sculptor, picks one garden to feature his very large-scale pieces of glass. We were excited about this, because we have never been to a Chihuly event and never…

If We Were Having Coffee On a Tuesday, We’d Be At the Mill

I haven’t done a Weekend Coffee Share for a while because my weekends seem to be hectic! But, today I am doing a Tuesday Coffee Share, so pull up a seat at the remains of the Roswell Manufacturing Company and we’ll have a cuppa and enjoy the beautiful weather! To learn more about what we…

Thursday Door: The Antebellum Era

Good Morning TD friends! It’s been so beautiful and warm and the leaves are beginning to change color, so it’s time for a roadtrip!  Today, we are traveling to Roswell, Georgia, just a few miles from Atlanta, to look at the antebellum properties and there are plenty to see. I was hoping to get some…

Capturing the Spirit in Oakland Cemetery

We’ve just come back from Atlanta, where we had a great time at the Oakland Cemetery! Yes, that’s right, a good time in a cemetery! You see, the Oakland Cemetery is celebrated with several nights of Capturing the Spirit! The adventure is meant to enlighten, not frighten! So join us as we meet a few…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: The Ryan Gainey Garden

I am glad I saved this garden for last…….one first glance and I knew I could spend hours here…… This is going to be a loooooong post. I want you to experience everything in this garden. This was the place of the home and garden of Ryan Gainey………now, I have to admit I knew Ryan…