Monday, April 25, 2011

Atlanta Botanical Garden - Part 2

I am so glad you all enjoyed the many beautiful and exotic flowers from my last post. The Atlanta Botanical Garden truly has an amazing conservatory and orchid center. What really didn't show very well in the photos was the scale of the blossoms - some were quite large whereas other were so tiny we didn't even see them at first!
Today's post is going to be different from yesterday's - more prickly and definitely greener with a few birds thrown in and even what looked to me like an alligator snapping turtle under water.

Can you see the quail?

Here it is again...

So much to see...

Can you see the turtle? It's coming up for a breath of air...

Who's this crazy bird?

Another quail!

Playing around over a water basin. So glad we didn't fall in...

These mushrooms were teeny tiny!

Tomorrow, I'll have all the photos we took outside at the Botanical Garden - what a gorgeous place!!

Wishing you a great start to your week!


  1. Des photos encore spectaculaires et qui me ravissent...
    Quelle chance vous avez de pouvoir admirer une si belle végétation. Bisous

  2. Never heard of an alligator turtle?

  3. These are amazing as well! Love the different textures and just the lushness of all the green! There is a quality of light in photos taken in a green house that adds that feel of humidity and everything growing....and growing.....
    The quail were darling!
    Lucky YOU Silke! ;-)


  4. what fantastic photos!! i recognize so much of the foliages we use to use when i had my flower shop in laguna beach. brings back memories!

    we have sunshine and warm weather here now. it finally feels like spring!
    big hugs and much love to you!

  5. Liebe Silke,

    eine Pracht.

    Herzliche Grüße
    Angela und Elisabeth

  6. Fascinating beautiful greenery, Silke.
    ♥ audrey

  7. That's it, were coming to live with you guys in Atlanta where it is warm.:)

  8. Gorgeous photos, what a wonderful place!!

  9. Thanks for sharing these magical photos! Looks like you had an amazing time! Theresa

  10. So incredible Silke - how did you ever take it all in? You must have hundreds of photos - I know I would! Thanks for sharing these - I really want to go there!