Aside from knitting, flowers are my favorite things to admire. The variety of colors and shapes keep my inner creator intrigued.
I had the pleasure of heading to San Diego, CA this weekend and I got to wander through the Botanical Garden in Balboa Park. The garden featured orchids, tropical palms, and ferns, and there was a little tulip patch. Many of the colors had me taking notes. Case and point these flowers:
I am in love with this rich hot pink color. I must find some yarn this exact color and knit a cardigan. Not quite sure why mind is saying cardigan, but I am rolling with it haha.
The orchids on display were hands down my favorite. Orchids are so sculptural looking and the color combinations/patterning have me in awe. This visit most certainly got my creative wheels turning.
What inspires you to create?
Until Next Time,
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. – Henry David Thoreau
The city of Atlanta has always had a good spirit.- Ivan Allen
There is a lot to love about Atlanta, Georgia. Not only is it a diverse cosmopolitan area, but there is such a charm to the south. Whether it is the old brick houses or the friendly citizens, Atlanta is an enchanting representation of the modern south. Aside from the sites, we L-O-V-E-D eating our way through the city. I mean who doesn’t love delicious ribs (Fat Matt’s Rib Shack) or Soul Food Pizza (Jack’s Pizza and Wings)?
Here is a photo wrap-up of our week in the “A.”
The World of Coca-Cola Museum
The Oakland Cemetery (oldest cemetery in Atlanta)
Margaret Mitchell’s Gravestone (author of “Gone with the Wind”)
Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site
Mural of Martin’s early life
Martin in Jail
Tombs of Martin and Coretta King
New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American. -Djuna Barnes
Seeing Jersey Boys on Broadway!
You can take the guy out of the neighborhood, but you can’t take the neighborhood out of the guy.- Frankie Valli
New York City Skyscrapers (in order from left: Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building, One World Trade Center, Empire State Building)
When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie. -Ryan Adams
Outside Manhattan (Brooklyn Bridge, View from Staten Island Ferry, Coney Island)
I once started out to walk around the world but ended up in Brooklyn,
that Bridge was too much for me.- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Have you ever been to NYC? What’s your favorite site/activity to do?
Everyone has a different opinion of what is “the good life.” For me, it includes sitting at an outdoor cafe, sipping wine, and people watching. I also don’t mind the music of street performers to enhance the mood. This pretty much sums up my time in Old Town in Quebec City. Inside the stone fortress walls, the cobblestone streets and rustic buildings transform you to another time. We didn’t visit as many sites as we probably should have, but there is something to say about slowing down and taking in the scenery. It is nice to see the points of interest and take in the history of a place. Yet, sometimes one can get overwhelmed and too narrow focused on the static presentation of a place and not take in how the culture presents itself in its natural form- people interacting. Visit the sites, climb to the highest peak, explore the city centers, however, always remember to slow down when traveling as you might stumble upon a delicious surprise.