When my friend Martha and I went on a “weather permitting” trip to Atlanta last weekend, she pulled two pedometers out of her bag, saying she was sure we’d walk 10,000 steps each day, with all the plans we’d made. It turned out that we had more battery life than the pedometers. We didn’t really need them; our exhaust-o-meters indicated that we surpassed our goals.
We had tickets to The Girl With the Pearl Earring exhibition at the High Museum of Art Saturday afternoon. We saw the Dutch Masters paintings, then headed upstairs to see two more floors of other featured art.
She looks vaguely familiar, doesn’t she?!
Martha, a Bed and Breakfast affectionado, outdid herself by finding us accommodations at The Social Goat, a B&B in the Grove Park area, near the Atlanta Zoo. We didn’t quite get up with the goats, turkeys, roosters and chickens, but we did feed them after our own breakfast of blackberry French toast and sausage, grilled peaches and oranges with granola and yogurt.
We had tickets for a Sunday afternoon concert in Roswell, GA and even though the weather was iffy that morning, we decided to take our umbrellas and head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, to see the exhibition from the Mosaiculture International Montreal. These living sculptures are making their first appearance in the US and “fabulous” is inadequate to describe it.
Take a look at a few of them:
There were cute rabbits hiding in the grasses. . .
There were two cobras.
Earth Goddess was magnificent! Love the hair!
Gooseberries and strawberries frolicked in the vegetable garden.
Could they have been more spot-on with this canine cutie?
This Ogden Nash poem was posted beside him:
There are 19 creatures in this exhibit and they’re scattered throughout the grounds among the permanent garden treasures. I’ll show you some of those another time.
The rain suddenly began in earnest, so we ran to the car and made it to the concert with enough time to grab a quick lunch first. The music was delightful enough to make us forget about our wet feet.
We’d managed to keep up with each other all weekend, but somehow we went out of different doors after the concert and it took us over 30 minutes to find each other again, thus ensuring our 10,000 step count for the day.
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