My mom and I spent the day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and I had planned to make that today’s Three on Thursday post. You know, along the lines of three things I loved, or three new-to-me plants, or three favorite photos … but the reality of the Garden. in May. on a day when it’s warm but not hot, with a cloudy morning that gives way to beautiful white clouds against a bright blue sky. after days of rain. and an incredible special exhibit called (most appropriately) Imaginary Worlds. well…. here’s what my photos looked after I went through them
It’s a good problem to have, for sure! so here are three of the my favorite parts of today’s visit:
First, the Garden … the hydrangeas are in full bloom (which my mom tells me is because they’ve loved all our recent rain. I’m glad to know something is thriving) and my mom spied a bright orange daylily that she’d left behind in Florida (a souvenir planting from one of our many visits to Callaway Gardens).
Last year’s White Garden planted around that blue and white Chihuly (middle right) has been replaced with zinnias and poppies. The white was beautiful, but the color this year is more my style. I was also surprised at all the varieties and shades of hydrangeas. Beautiful.
Second, Imaginary Worlds. We’ve both seen a lot of ads for it, but in real life it’s even better. There are twelve parts to the exhibit and we saw ten of them. Every single one of them was delightful, but these are my favorites.
This is the first one … a most fitting beginning! and there’s a glimpse of another topiary book resting on its side in the lower left.
I was surprised he had a really sweet face. the eyes ….
The Shaggy Dog,
with another very sweet face!
here’s a detail shot of his “scales”.
and the Camels.
and third, the chance to experience all of this with my mom, who is now most complimentary of my selfie skills 😀
Linking up with Carole and friends and wishing everyone a Happy Thursday!