Botanical Gardens

My sister and I and (good golly) Miss Molly met up at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens the other day with children in tow.   Even though the temperature quickly rose to unbearable levels, we managed to get there early enough to have a good time before heat exhaustion set in!  Here are a few of the shots I got.

Update!!!  The second to last shot (of Annabel giving Stella a piggyback ride) was featured in a mosaic on the Mortal Muses website, which was focused on the theme of “two”.  A great idea!!!  Check out the button on the sidebar to the site.

Flower close-up

taken July 2011

Extremely cool lilly pad:

taken July 2011

Ribbit

Orchids

taken 2011

Love these flowers!

taken July 2011

These yellow flowers were insanely gorgeous, and apparently they were a favorite of bees too because there were SO many surrounding them.  Bees freak me out.  I can only appreciate them from a far far distance.

taken July 2011

The following three photos show Annabel and her newest friend, Stella, as they bonded along the canopy walk.

taken July 2011

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taken July 2011

As always, thanks for coming by!

Tennessee

A trip to Franklin, Tennessee was on the agenda last weekend to catch up with relatives. We got to meet one of the newest cousins, Miss Kennedy Whitten!  here a a few shots from the trip:

Natalie and her beautiful daughter, Kennedy:

taken July 2011

Kennedy and her proud Grandmother!

taken July 2011

Of course Annabel had to get some Kennedy time too.

taken July 2011

So sweet

taken July 2011

Annabel with the sweet and goofy Bibi:

taken July 2011

This cat had an affinity for Jeanie’s cute pregnant belly.

taken July 2011

And finally, a shot of Annabel – I loved the light right here.

taken July 2011

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The prompt today for Picture Winter was “beyond the chill”.  We were encouraged to go outside and find a bit of forgotten beauty and focus on it.

I was able to venture beyond the house today as the city slowly melted into normalcy.   We went to the park and I found a little yellow dandelion that I thought would be perfect. But when I got home I didn’t like the shot at all.  I think that if I still had my 50mm lens that was stolen along with my camera it would have come out well, but it was not to be this time.  Luckily, I happened to have shot this image as a mere second thought, and it ended up being the winner of the bunch.  Go figure!!

Note that I did not utter the “s” word, which rhymes with “bow”, as the evil white substance is still wearing out it’s welcome here, although it is slowly slinking away……

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Thanksgiving!!!!! So much food that I thought I was going to pop.

I got a ton of  pictures – and even more that didn’t make it to this blog due to some focusing issues. Hopefully I can figure the focusing out……

Present at Thanksgiving this year were myself, Hannibal, Annabel, Jeanie, Aaron, Mr. & Mrs. Disner, Dad, Bess, and Judy.

Dad!

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Annabel.  I’m lucky she is only looking semi-goofy in this shot.  She usually ducks her head when confronted with my camera these days.

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Weaner

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The turkey this year was brought to us by the almighty Green Egg.

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Are they texting each other?

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Working on the salad.

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Ahhhhhhhhh Jeanie – freaking me out with your head in the shot!!

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It’s way too much fun making a salad.  Really.

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Beverage selections….

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Homemade Parker House Rolls!

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The spread……..

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The table…….

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Celebrate!  And there goes Jeanie again…….

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