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

taken July 2011

taken July 2011

As always, thanks for coming by!

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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

Camp Serenbe

It appears I unwittingly took a break from the camera during the month of June and well into July.  We will go ahead and pick right back with the camp Annabel attended at Serenbe.  It was a horse camp and she loved it!  Take a gander:

taken July 2011

happy girl!

taken July 2011

in action………

taken July 2011

peek-a-boo!

taken July 2011

why, hello there!

taken July 2011

a view of one of the dusty roads on the farm:

taken 2011

a patch of wildflowers:

taken July 2011

A couple other shots taken around Serenbe:

taken July 2011

taken July 2011