The Atlanta Connoisseurs Garden Tour: The French Chateau Garden

This is the first garden in a series of nine that we visited for the Connoisseurs Tour, sponsored by the Atlanta Botanical Garden.  We came to Atlanta just to see the Botanical Garden and to go on the Connoisseur Tour. This is just one event sponsored every year, there are many, many, more. To see…

Oakland Cemetery: Life Goes On

Now, let’s see, where did we finish up….. We were in Oakland in the evening for the “Illumine.” See HERE for that adventure in case you missed it! We had such a good time and learned so much! The gardens were extraordinary and there were so many interesting architectural pieces, that we signed up for…

Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia: A Victorian Garden

When we decided to go to Atlanta to explore gardens, Oakland Cemetery came up on the radar as 48 acres of garden splendor.  Hmm…… I was not so sure of this, but we decided to investigate.  Oakland Cemetery is named on the National Register of Historic Places, which made it very interesting for us, with…

Get To Know Atlanta: The Downtown Southern Food Walk

We are starting the day with a beautiful view from our room, wouldn’t you say? This is Mid-Town Atlanta and the best way to get to know a city is  to stay in the city center and start with a food tour! Today, we will be doing the Downtown Southern Food Walk and I can…

Did Someone Say Orchids?

Today we are back in the Atlanta Botanical Garden to finish up my photos of the orchids in the Faqua Conservatory! I have never seen such a beautiful collection of exotics in one place! Check out the website for the Atlanta Botanical Garden HERE! There are many classes and events during the year starting with…

The Atlanta Botanical Garden: On to the Orchids!

We have been enjoying the Atlanta Botanical Garden and today’s tour is through the Orchid Conservatory, the largest in the United States! Now, I have to admit I know nothing about orchids…….and my experience with them stops at the counter to glance at the tiny, irrelevant groupings to be found at the grocery store……not to…

Six On Saturday: An Update to the Garden

The last SOS that I wrote about MY GARDEN concerned the new fence and all the woes we had! Well the fence and all it entailed has all been completed to our satisfaction and the internet, garden lights and sprinklers are working as they should! To say that we will NEVER replace that fence again…

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens: There’s More to This Garden

Summer is the time to explore and the garden, any garden, is one of my favorite summer pastimes. We have spent a week in Atlanta and there is much to be explored of interest to the gardener! Our first stop before we had even checked into the hotel was the Botanical Garden. The Atlanta Botanical…

Six On Saturday: The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

Helloooo SOS friends! It’s summer and the weather is hot, hot, hot and perfect for garden outings! We have been on the road and I have lots to share with you! Our newest outing took us to Atlanta, Georgia, where we found so many great activities! Two of the items on our week-long agenda was…

#RoofSquares: Back In Louisville

In my featured photo for Becky’s Square Challenge, we have a Medal of Honor Memorial in front of some of Louisville’s buildings. Our military watches over a lot of roofs in the world…………. You don’t see many roofs with bats leaning against them! Louisville is home to the “Louisville Slugger” bat. J. F. Hillerich opened…

Six On Saturday: The Secret Gardens of the Fourth Ward

I could spend everyday going to SOMEBODY’S garden! I just love visiting gardens and never fail to come away with at least one idea for my own……..Today we are visiting the Secret Gardens of the Fourth Ward in Charlotte, North Carolina. In the mid 1800’s this area was known for it’s rough neighborhoods and bordellos….

#RoofSquares: The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Kentucky has a lot to offer for Vacations……..One is the Kentucky Bourbon Trail…… we started in Louisville, Kentucky. Now, these photos are store front windows along the Bourbon Distillery Trail….but it also shows the roof tops across the street in the reflections! I am enjoying Becky’s Square Challenge! This month it is roofs! Do you…

Thursday Doors: A Few in Winchester, VA

Here a just a few doors for Norm this week! The summer months are awesome, but we are extremely busy! We seem to be traveling more and I can hardly keep up! So, today I am revealing a short and sweet version of Winchester, Virginia. This photo was taken at the Quarters on the Blandy…

Thursday Doors: Old Historic Louisville, Kentucky

It seems I am very into historic neighborhoods of late! Today we are in the Belgravia Neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. Old Historic Louisville is made up of 48 city blocks, near Downtown Louisville, and boasts of the largest preservation district featuring  almost entirely Victorian architecture. The majority of homes are made of brick and the…

Last Day in Columbus, Georgia

We have seen a great deal in Columbus and we have been busy! Isn’t this a great city? I think so. From the historic areas of fine architecture and antebellum homes to gardens and parks and oh, that beautiful river! I loved learning about the history of the city too! A lot has gone on…