Atlanta Botanical Garden: Early Fall Edition

I took the day off Friday, and Ed and I went to the Atlanta Botanical Garden where we have a membership. This is only our second visit.

I found this beauty before we entered the garden.


Same with this…


…and this.


Now we’re in the courtyard just inside the gardens.


In the garden proper now, we found this frog.


This is a Chihuly, I think. He had an exhibit here a few years ago, and this may be a “leftover.”


He loves me; he loves me not.


COOL lily pads!


A flower among the lily pads.


These next three were taken in the orchid house…




This was in the desert exhibit.


This one IS a Chihuly.


The sculptures in the next photos are from the Sculpture in Motion exhibit.




Another autumn display shot on our way out.


We had a nice day. I was POOPED by the time we left, much to Ed’s dismay. He would have run around town for hours more if I’d given him a chance. We’re not recreationally compatible, sadly. Oh well… he loves me anyway. πŸ™‚

I’m also using this for Sarcastic Mom’s Weekly Winners. Go take a look for more photos.

36 thoughts on “Atlanta Botanical Garden: Early Fall Edition

  1. Maggie's Mind

    Oh my gosh, these are all just incredibly perfect! I couldn’t begin to pick a favorite because they are all my favorites. I love the crisp clarity of all of these. I feel like I could reach out and touch the textures. You just keep getting better and better at this picture takin’ thing. πŸ˜‰

    Maggie’s Mind’s last blog post..Weekly Winners Sunday 10/5/08

  2. Leora

    All wonderful. At least you and your husband like the same things. My husband and I would have enjoyed this, but our kids would say, blech, boring. Loved the frog especially, and I enjoyed the glistening sculpture.

    Leora’s last blog post..Escaping with Mary Poppins

  3. Secret Agent Mama

    I imagine that it’s easy to go a little crazy there! I Know I would.

    I’m counting down, btw! How about you?

    Secret Agent Mama’s last blog post..Week in the Life: Day Six

    I took 734 photos in 7 hours we were gone, most at the botanical garden. I’ve been experimenting more with aperture, so I’m taking more exposures of the same subject than I might be. This is not to say I’ve not taken 734 photos MANY times before, but… I feel like I’m learning all over again in some ways. πŸ™‚

    I am SO counting down. Ed is still sad that I’m going to be gone a couple of days (he wuvs me so much), and we’ve not yet worked out exactly when I’ll be driving up… but I know I will be there Friday, if that’s still o.k. with you. πŸ™‚

    WHOO HOO! πŸ™‚

  4. Vixen

    They sure are all fantastic. That first flower is so unique, I have never seen anything like it. I have always been a Fall person and third one with the dark mums and the orange, is fantastic. Nice job.

    I am hosting my first contest, if you would like to stop by and see.

  5. @JeanAnnVK

    Hi there,
    I stumbled upon your site, then realized you must be a contributor to Blissfully Domestic! Very cool…I am the Home and Garden Channel Editor….

    Gorgeous photos!


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