Thursday Doors: The Swan House

This week, for Thursday Doors, we are visiting the Swan House, which is part of the Atlanta History Center! Edward Inman was heir to a large cotton brokerage firm which grew after the Civil War. He was an Atlanta businessman with ties to real estate, transportation and banking. His wife Emily, enjoyed politics and the…

Sunday Stills: Feed the Birds and Then Some

Terri has us watching and feeding the birds this week for the Sunday Stills. I watch the birds from my front porch as they flitter around in our bushes. The Mockingbirds love our holly trees for making nests. I have an APP on my phone for recording data  on the birds and I can record…

WeekendCaféShare: I’ve Been Traveling With Pluto

It’s been awhile since I did a Weekend Coffee Share! What have I been up to? Grab a cup and we’ll have a chat over coffee! International travel has been on hold for two years, for us, and that has been a real bummer!  I’ve had plenty of time to move schedules around! But, so…

Six On Saturday: Critters in the Garden

Today, for SOS I thought I’d show critters I have found over the years in gardens………..what do you think? Do you have some kind of critter in your garden? Frogs are very popular, from tiny to huge! This critter was in a garden in Charleston, SC. We found the Mad Hatter in the Atlanta Botanical…

Thursdays Doors: A Connoisseur Chateau

Connoisseur, is a French traditional word meaning: a person with a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts. They are an appreciator of cuisines, fine wine and have expert judgement in matters of taste. Yes, that is all true about the Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour, held once a year, over Mother’s Day weekend. I…

Square Odds: Go For the ODD

Becky’s Square Challenge kicks off today and we are to show our odd squares! I am starting off with Unusually ODD in Quebec City, Canada…….These strange looking plastic collages were featured all over the city! I’m showing just one today! A fellow team member, on a business trip in Cairo, Egypt, is acting Silly and…

A New Day and a New Neighborhood in Oslo

Today, we are going to another neighborhood, this one closer to our hotel. The Hotel Continental was so convenient, because it was in the Theatre District and right across the street from the  big tram complex. You could walk one way and be in the Uptown area and walk another and be at the Aker…

Earth, Wind, Fire, Water: It’s All Here!

Today, for Sunday Stills, the theme is: The Elements of earth, wind, water and fire…….I wanted to find a photo with all of them, not an easy task! I scoured my collection of a bazillion photos! Ha ha! I found this photo that I took of another ship, the Crown Princess, that was anchored off…

Six on Saturday: I’m Already Ready

This week I got an exciting email…………The Atlanta Connoisseurs Garden Tour tickets would be available in April………..This very popular tour has been postponed the last two years due to Covid. Usually, there have been nine distinct gardens to meander over the two days of Mother’s Day weekend.  I can hardly wait! As I write this,…

Lens-Artists Photography Challenge #183: Up, Up and Away

Today, for the L-APC, Leya has asked us to show a memorable event! I think all my events are memorable……ha ha!  And, I tend to make everything an event! You know what I mean?  So, I asked hubby about his memorable events…….and without even so much as a flutter, he said France, 2006. So, what…

FOTD: It’s Pink

Today, for Cee’s Flower of the Day it’s all about this beautiful pink orchid! This was just one of a bazillion orchids to be found at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in their Orchid House! If you get a chance to visit this city, please put the Botanical Gardens on your places of “MUST SEE.” You…

Walking Home in Oslo: Well That Would Mean to the Hotel

We’re still walking back from Vigeland Park……..Wow, what a day we’ve had, and as not to walk through the same neighborhood twice, we are going down different streets to get back to the hotel. I think we are in the Briskehy neighborhood (don’t quote me on that) and it is more laid back! My kind…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #182: Interesting Objects

Today Patti is leading us through the L-APC and the topic is Interesting Objects… hmmmm, let me show you some of my interesting objects! Last year, after a shopping spree, I came home and opened one of my bags and found this……I wasn’t sure just exactly what it was, but I did not buy it….