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Reading Material (210 of 365)

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A glimpse of the book I'm currently reading, High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed. It's pretty interesting so far and discusses many of the tragedies, thefts, violence and hoaxes that have recently occurred on Mount Everest.
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Chalk or Chalkboard (209 of 365)

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Chalk art drawn on the sidewalk at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
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Grin (208 of 365)

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This was the first time I'd spotted this frog statue in the garden. I think he has a very subtle grin on his face.
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Sunday Six: Week 30

Hello!

This week we have a pretty basic Sunday Six. It isn't at all exciting and mostly consists of things around the house.

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A crooked shot of the tunnel going through Buckhead. Here, I'm headed north.

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Part of my lunch today, a yummy salad with lettuce, fresh herbs, and a few other mix-ins.

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This show is all sorts of awesome!

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This plus garlic, white wine, veggie stock, parmesan cheese, and chopped veggies turns into this . . .

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Yummy risotto!

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This is part of my roof. I now live in what used to be an old high school gymnasium. Listening to the sound of the rain beating down on the roof is wonderful, and it makes me very mellow and sleepy!

Until next week . . .
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Snack (207 of 365)

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I caught this little moth getting herself a quick snack!
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Transparent (206 of 365)

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Water droplets on a leaf.
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Monotone (205 of 365)

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Pretty self-explanatory with this one, all one pretty shade of green.
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Upside Down or Inside Out (204 of 365)

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For some reason, I think Echinacea flowers look like they're inside out. I suppose it's the direction that the petals grow. I'm just used to petals turning up, instead of down.
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Minimalism (203 of 365)

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I'm not sure what sort of lily pads these are, but they're very minimalistic and simple.
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Summer (202 of 365)

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Daisies are one of the many things I associate with summer. I love that I caught this one with drops of water.
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Solitary (201 of 365)

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A lone water lily petal floating around the lily pond.
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Furry (200 of 365)

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A furry, little bumble bee searching for breakfast.
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Temperature (199 of 365)

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One way to heat up the temperature . . . peppers!
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Dirt (198 of 365)

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I thought the very ends of these petals looked a bit like dirt against the white of the rest of the flower.
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Sunday (197 of 365)

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Where I spent part of my day today.
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Sunday Six: Week 29 (Atlanta Botanical Garden Edition)

All of this week's photos were taken today during a quick morning trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Lots of pretty things to see and the weather was perfect! Unfortunately, everyone else in Atlanta thought it was a good day for the garden, too! Needless to say, since it was so crowded I didn't stay too long.

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A water lily surrounded by pretty lilypads.

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Close-up of a bright, pink cosmo.

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A view of midtown through the art of Henry Moore.

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A beautifully colored water lily! I love this one!

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A resting dragonfly, with a little bokeh.

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And . . . I happened to spot this green spider while I was trying to get a couple of macro shots of another flower. I have no clue what type of spider it is, but I'm glad I wasn't too close!

Hopefully more variety to come next week!
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Relaxation (196 of 365)

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As you can imagine, I've been pretty stressed lately between work and moving. Today was the first time in several weeks that I've actually had a chance to get out and take some photos. I decided to go to one of my favorite places . . . the Atlanta Botanical Garden. No surprise there, I'm sure! It relaxes me, and there are always new things to see.
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Tower (195 of 365)

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This old water tower sits on the roof of the Giant warehouse in downtown Atlanta, just near Centennial Olympic Park.
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Sunday Six: Week 28

I have another Recap Six this week, but nothing too exciting. Here they are in order by when they were taken.

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Last Sunday night my aunt and cousin stayed with me. We went out to dinner and walked along the Roswell Square afterward. This piece of art sits outside an artists market, just down from the main square. He's a cute little baseball player, isn't he?

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On down Canton St. from the artists market we stopped to wait while my cousin ran up to a store window to check the hours for the next day. I snapped this quick photo of the streetlight.

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I had more family in town this weekend, 5 more members to be exact. This morning we met for breakfast. On my walk to the restaurant I spotted this piece of art. It's a peacock, I think.

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I also spotted this pretty, tin flower outside the Red Door Playhouse.

SS_28_Duvet[2009]
Friday night we headed to Ikea to do a bit of shopping. I finally found a duvet cover that I liked for my extra bedroom. I wanted something colorful and with a bit of orange. I took a photo of it tonight after it came out of the dryer and was stuffed with my down comforter.

SS_28_LOTR[2009]
Finally, I needed some background noise while I worked getting things settled tonight. It had to be something that wouldn't distract me. I chose the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings.

Until next week, when hopefully I'll have more exciting pictures!
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Our Town (194 of 265)

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This gazebo sits in Plum Creek Village, near the historic Roswell square. The Roswell square has many interesting shops, galleries and restaurants. It's a fun place to walk around and explore.
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Something Borrowed (193 of 365)

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I borrowed this set of drill bits and screws, along with a more powerful drill, from a friend of mine in order to hang some items around my new place. My tiny set of bits has disappeared somewhere and my poor, little drill barely has enough power to push through drywall!
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Earrings (192 of 365)

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I bought these earrings at a shop in Denver last May. Allison, myself and another friend of ours met for lunch and walked around downtown for a bit. We all thought these Scrabble piece earrings were lots of fun, but I think I was the only one who bought a pair. I wear them all the time, and I get compliments on them nearly each time I wear them.
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City Lights (191 of 365)

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Another shot of my favorite midtown Atlanta skyscraper, the Bank of America Plaza.
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Fire or Flame (190 of 365)

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4th of July fireworks in downtown Atlanta, ignited by fire or flame.
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Show Us Your Bokeh (189 of 365)

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Streetlights and taillights in downtown Atlanta.
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Moving (188 of 365)

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This has been my life for the past week or two. I have boxes everywhere! Luckily they are mostly empty at this point.
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Sunday Six: Week 27 (4th of July Edition)

Lots of fireworks photos ahead in this week's Sunday Six! It's a Recap Six, but just barely. Although, I do have two warnings to go along with the fireworks shots. First, some of you may recall that I suffer from the long lamented short-photographer syndrome. Due to this, even with a tripod, you'll notice a few heads in the mix. Please ignore them! Second, there is absolutely nothing I could do about the very large, very ugly construction crane right in the middle of the fireworks display. I suppose those silly contractors refused to take it down! :)

Hope everyone who celebrates had a safe, and happy 4th of July!

Prickly_Pear_Goodness[2009]
Before the fireworks began . . . we had a little refreshment in the form of prickly pear frozen margaritas. Yum!

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These shots were taken from a rooftop deck near Centennial Olympic Park.

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We had a wonderful view of the downtown fireworks show.

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Although I didn't get any shots of other fireworks displays, being in downtown Atlanta, you could see the fireworks from Lenox Mall, Stone Mountain, and some of the other outlying areas of Atlanta.

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Until next week . . .
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Celebration (187 of 365)

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Last night I went with a friend to 4th of July party. The super sweet hostess lives in a building with a rooftop deck overlooking downtown Atlanta. We had a great view of the fireworks from Centennial Olympic Park.
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Entrance (186 of 365)

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The main entrance to Swan House. I think it's interesting that the front and the rear of the house have such different architecture.
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Big Events (185 of 365)

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The Centennial Olympic Games, held here during the summer of 1996, was definitely a big event for Atlanta. This display includes the Olympic torches used during the Olympic Torch Relay.