Monday, May 9, 2016

A Morning in the Garden.

Katie gave me my Mother's Day treat on Friday - she, Charlie and I visited the Atlanta Botanical Garden and then went out for lunch. It was a delightful way to kickoff Mother's Day weekend! I had visited the Garden once before in 2004, but it was for a work meeting and I remember it was a gray rainy day...not at all like this visit.

The latest Chihuly exhibit has just opened. I'm glad that means we have plenty of time for a few more visits (the Gardens at Night sounds like a fun - and beautiful - way to spend a later summer evening). The pieces are quite simply stunning.



It was such a treat to share it all with Katie...

...and Charlie.

There's a Children's Garden, but it won't open until Memorial Day. (Tuesdays with Charlie in the Garden, perhaps?!) Never mind - he still found plenty to enjoy. Walking over a wooden bridge makes fun noises (and sunshine makes a shadow you can try to stomp on!)

BALLS!

And even a FROG ("ribbit") to read him a story.

And of course...orchids. These images are straight off my phone. Wow!




The rest of my weekend wasn't nearly as photogenic...but still pretty much perfect. I read, knitted, and enjoyed calls with both girls and my mom yesterday.  Hope your weekend was a good one, too!

12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful day for all of you! And you're right...those orchids!

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  2. What a beautiful place to visit! Thanks for sharing your wonderful day with us!

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  3. What a treat to spend the day with Katie, Charlie, Chihuly, and those lovely flowers!

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  4. Gorgeous place - I would love to visit there!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!

    Linda in VA

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  5. Nice! I just love spending time in gardens! (And Charlie will LOVE the Children's Garden.)

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  6. Beautiful photos! Mark & I will definitely visit the ABG when we're in Atlanta in a couple of weeks, for a couple of weeks. Looking foward to Waterloguing some orchids (didn't have the app last time we were there).

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  7. Love the Chihuly and the orchids, but the best part is seeing how much fun Charlie has walking through the garden.

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  8. Definitely one of Atlanta's hidden gems!

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  9. What a beautiful place to spend a day! Thanks for sharing pictures - those orchids are gorgeous!

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  10. Does Charlie like the sunglasses? Does he keep them on or want to take them off? Really pretty photos of all the displays/flowers!

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  11. So appreciate the bright splashes of color - so dreary here this past week. A wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day.
    Cheers~

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