I forgot to mention that when I left Melrose last Friday I had a couple of stops to make on the way home. The essential trip was to the Atlanta Airport to pick up the newlyweds returning from their honeymoon. With a late afternoon arrival time I knew exactly how I wanted to spend a few extra hours in Atlanta: the botanical garden. My time was short, made shorter by heading the wrong way out of the parking lot and into Piedmont Park, adjacent to the botanical garden.
I zeroed in on my primary target: the orchid conservatory. We had been there several years ago when a cousin got married and there was time during the day to do some sightseeing. You may have picked up here and there that I love to photograph flowers, and the orchids, well, let's just say that they are exquisite and camera-cooperative. I might have gotten more interesting angles and close-ups if I had not been rushed, but the stop at the Garden was at the very least a photo-fix. For now. I'll post others here and there along the way. In the meantime, enjoy these beauties.