Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Friday, March 19, 2010

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

It was a beautiful day in Atlanta, and time to take a short break at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Lily pads on a reflecting pool.

Kermie waiting for me.
A Columbian blue frog.
A columbian "terrible trio" frog--one of the poisonous frogs which looks almost like ceramic.
The best part of the garden was the tropical conservatory.

These "pitcher plants" collect rainwater, and insects are lured in by the sweet nectar, which alas, ends in a "watery death" at the bottom of the pitcher.
After the gardens, we had a mid-afternoon lunch at a neighborhood Irish pub. Our waiter is just over from Ireland on a year visa. I hope it did not upset him too much that I had a Heineken with my Reuben instead of a Guinness.
We are staying in mid-town (this was the view from our lunch table) and I have fallen in love with it. It is a very artsy neighborhood with charming old buildings, access to Marta bus and subway, and this part of Atlanta is fairly traffic friendly as well. We made a short hop over to get J some of the local brewskis (Sweetwater Brewery's Tackle Box) in payment for his dog sitting duties while we were here.

Still having a lot of trouble with my legs today, but the joints are not quite as bad and I was able to walk a bit. We will be glad to be heading home tomorrow, though, and back to the slower pace of Mississippi.

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