Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The colors have been truly spectacular this fall, and the weather has been beautiful too.

This is a shot of my favorite tree in the cemetery at the moment:

Here are my regular buddies across the way - more easily visible now that the trees are going bare:

I found this while walking around Lake of the Isles on Saturday.  I always love the way they change depending upon the tree and its exposure.

The ducks are still around.

Some autumn I will go to the Northeastern U.S. to see all the maples.

They really are special.

I popped into Walktoberfest after volunteering today.  They had a room for selfies but I prefer to stick with my mirror approach.  I love the sculpture garden but inside I can pass on a lot of the pieces.  I did enjoy seeing the portrait of T. B. Walker and the screens that let you see how the original museum looked.

Found this sticker on a post outside - does anyone know who is behind these?

Also, I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but in the old Eleanor Pound house I had a gallery of kid art in the laundry room.  Today I updated my laundry "room" (it's a closet) with kid art:

Also, I thought I was done ripping out the carpet a month ago and then realized that half the walk-in closet was still carpeted.  It was a sad moment but I'm over it now that I got rid of that last piece.

To celebrate I picked up some paint chips so I can see if I might want to paint the floors.  The sky's the limit as far as color and there are some special effects you can add into the paint.  It's an option I am considering.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Atlanta (final)

Coca-cola is a big deal in Atlanta.

The city has some pretty corners.

I walked around a bit even though I wasn't supposed to.

Not a lot of classical architecture (maybe because we burned it all during the Civil War?)

The Living Walls previously mentioned notwithstanding, not a lot of graffiti or street art.

I forgot to add this into the Center for Puppetry Arts earlier.  I liked that place.

I did manage to bring bag a souvenir from Sister Louisa's - I never thought I would add stickers to my laptop but I couldn't resist this one.

Several years ago I interviewed for a job in Hammond, Louisiana.  I thought afterwards that I may be able to move to the South or I may be able to move to a small town but I wouldn't be able to move to a small town in the South.  After going to Atlanta (first time for me) I can confidently say that I never want to live in the Southern United States.   Not my cup of tea.  

Monday, October 13, 2014

The High (cont'd) and Puppets

There's a "Mi Casa Your Casa" theme going on at The High right now, with swings:

I'm finding mirrors come in real handy for taking selfies:

If I had a radio like this I would listen to the radio:

Purissima by Joseph Stella:

If only I had thought to put my bottle caps to artistic use:

The Angel of the Lord, #10,000 by Howard Finster:

Sunday I went to the Center for Puppetry Arts (thanks again, Girl-child, for the tip).

It is a great museum.  If you're ever in Atlanta be sure to check it out.  Lots of amazing puppets and more to come - they're in the middle of an expansion.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Don't know if I mentioned I've been in Atlanta this week.

First highlight, Sister Luisa's Church Bar:

It was an interesting cultural experience.

The food was simple.

There were a lot of things that came out of churches.

I find that God is a recurring theme in the South.

I squeezed in a selfie.

This is Sister Louisa.  Apparently she went to seminary to become a minister but never finished (and now has a bar).

I found some of the Living Walls while walking about (I was told today by a man in a silly hat that I should clear out before dark and get back to my hotel):

He didn't say, "You're not from around here are you?" but he did say something pretty close.

And the original Coca-Cola bottling facility (the building in the foreground).  Apparently the World of Coca Cola is a point of interest for tourists here but I did not go.

I did, however, manage to visit the High Museum on Friday night where I saw some American art, mostly modern and some Arts and Crafts:

Like a crochet chair.

Something has gone horribly wrong with the rest of my pictures.  After spending over an hour loading pictures I find all of a sudden half of them are not here.  

Internet service in my hotel room is dicey.  I'll load more pics after I get home.