Thursday Doors in Tallinn, Estonia

We have arrived in Tallinn, Estonia! What will we find here? Let’s check out the map to see where we are! Oh yes, this is Fat Margaret’s Tower……one of six gates and towers built as part of the Great Coastal Gates, that controlled access to the town in medieval times. The gate system was built…

Six On Saturday: The Unexpecteds

Dear SOS’ers, just because you’re on a cruise ship, it doesn’t mean you are going without flowers……or fantastic arrangements! Welcome to our suite on the Seven Seas Explorer! There were the orchids…….. up close and personal……. And flower arrangements were found in the Atrium………. Aren’t these just gorgeous? and there were also arrangements in one…

Window Peeping in Stockholm: Two Point, Oh!

I couldn’t help it! I had to show more windows, they were all so lovely! We’ll start, today, in the large Stortorget Square. There were many people here, just relaxing away the day! Don’t you love the color of those buildings? Many folks were around the fountain too! But, we tend to like the small…

Six On Saturday in Stockholm

I think you can tell a lot about a city by their plants and where they choose to have them. The cities that don’t have them look tired, worn out and very very drab. Not only do the plants and flowers make the cities more charming and welcoming, I think their presence just boosts the…

Thursday Doors in Stockholm, Sweden

Our cruising adventure, this year, started in Stockholm. We went a few days early, before the ship sailed, so we could see this outstanding city. Now, I must tell all, keeping in the spirit here, that the average year round temperature in Stockholm is 46 degrees. In the summer make that 65 degrees. On our…

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…

Six On Saturday: The Baltics Edition

Hellooooo to all the SOS’ers! I have been traveling for a month in the Baltics and Norway and other spots too! What a great time we had and of course, I was always on the lookout for great flowers and gardens! We were not disappointed! So, here is a snippet of what we started off…

Thursday Doors: Where Have We Been?

We have just returned from a month long trip to the Baltics and Norway! We had an amazing time and I will have several posts coming on all the wonderful places we visited! But, in the meantime, here is a look at just a few of the doors we found! We started our adventure in…

Six On Saturday: It’s All About the Pink

In the beginning there was green…………it’s the hibiscus……..named “Berry Awesome”………. Then a giant bud of pink came on the scene…….. pink, pink and more pink, ok and a touch of yellow……… Pink Makes the World Go Round Sometimes you just need a blush of pink……….. like on my “CafĂ© au Lait” dahlia………. And sometimes you…

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…