Thursday, February 24, 2011

Orchid Farm

The drive to Alpharetta from the city is a weekly one for me. My parents live there. Over the last couple of years I have watched these greenhouses be built at the corner of Freemanville Road and Redd Road and then wondered what could be inside them and then promised myself I would check it out someday. This weekend, the day came.

The sign reads Rainbeau Orchids and the hours are Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 12-5. I was not prepared for what awaited us inside those white domed houses. I don't know what I expected exactly but everything was more than I imagined.

Hundreds and Hundreds and Hundreds of amazing plants line aisle after aisle of this place. The initial impact of lush green and vibrant color transported me to somewhere tropical.

I love workspaces. It is part of being an artist, I guess. I love seeing the tools, and surfaces, and spaces that when put in the correct hands create such beauty. So part of what I loved about this place was seeing small hints of a caretaker who loves what they do.

The photos do not even come close to doing justice to what you will find here, so take a weekend afternoon and explore this place for yourselves.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Excitment...and Regrets

The new Adele album "21" is out....and she is ahh-mazing! LOVE her!
I can only imagine how this would be your anthem album if you were going through a break-up which sounds like where she might have been coming from. is amazing! She could seriously sing the phone book (do they still exist?) and I would listen!!

I saw this poster recently...counting the days!!! Coming to a theatre near you in MARCH! Jane Eyre..and Judi Dench is in it!!

And regrets...

Not buying these shoes...

And wearing them to this restaurant...(picture taken from passenger seat of moving vehicle..)
Wondering how my neighbors would feel if I painted my house this way...considering it!

But after a little Google detective work...I really wished I had tried it..even if the name means..well bad
Maybe next time!!