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.

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Same with this…

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…and this.

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

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In the garden proper now, we found this frog.

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

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He loves me; he loves me not.

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COOL lily pads!

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A flower among the lily pads.

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These next three were taken in the orchid house…

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This was in the desert exhibit.

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This one IS a Chihuly.

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

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Another autumn display shot on our way out.

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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

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  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

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  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™‚

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  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.

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  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!

    Reply

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