Becky’s Square Challenge: Bright

Becky’s Theme for this month’s Challenge is Bright! Let’s see how bright I can be today! This is my favorite color in the garden……….any garden including mine! All of these beautiful flowers were found in the Orchid Conservatory of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and were tagged with their names……..There were sooooooooo many I liked, I…

Six On Saturday: The Garden Gate

Good Morning SOSer’s! Today, it’s all about Garden Gates! These are photos from gardens in Atlanta, Georgia! Enjoy! I hope you have enjoyed the Garden Gates today! The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its…

Life in Color: Green in the Orchid Conservatory

Yesterday, I showed some of the pinks in the Orchid Conservatory of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for Cee’s FOTD and today, I am showing some greens that I found there too! This Orchid Conservatory is the largest in the world! I know nothing about orchids or exotic flowers, but I took hundreds of photos here!…

FOTD: The Orchid Conservatory

The Orchids, today, all were seen at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Orchid Conservatory……..There were hundreds of them, but I chose these 3 purple-pinks to show you today! Aren’t they beautiful? 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…

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…

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…

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…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: The Hilltop Garden

It’s our last garden of the day and I hope I can make it up to this hilltop retreat! We have toured six gardens……have you been counting? I didn’t realize how hilly Atlanta would be and many of these gardens have been up, down and around, many acres! But, I’m taking a deep breath, now…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: Let’s Grill!

This home featured the quiet elegance of a garden…….I could just imagine coming home from a long, long, long, day at work and wanting nothing more than the quiet, stillness of this garden. And hand me a beer or glass of wine, please! Let’s go up the drive and see my smile as I turn…

Six On Saturday: My Favorite Things in a Garden

I had a wonderful time visiting the gardens in Atlanta, Georgia! Today, I would like to show some of my favorite things (from this trip) that I think makes a garden……….. A fence with a gate…..rust gives it charm………….the older the better…… A stone design for a walkway or patio……. A tree trained to be…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: The White Garden

Another day and another garden to visit! We are seeing so many beautiful gardens in this year’s Atlanta Connoisseur Tour! This garden I named the White Garden and as we will see I think the name fits………I love white in the garden and I like garden rooms and this garden had both, so let’s go…