Tuesday, June 7, 2011

10 things I have Noticed

I have made mental notes of some things I have noticed in my first weeks in our new hometown of Atlanta.

1. The restaurants are fantastic. Fresh food, imagination in cuisine and surroundings, and there is a lot to choose from.

2. It is hot, but it is dry heat:)

3. The Botanical Gardens are beautiful. A demonstration kitchen in the heart of the vegetable garden, the herb wall, the orchid house, the conservatory with quail wandering about inside, the Hydrangeas, the canopy walk...a real treat even in the summer heat...shade works.

4. Traffic abounds.

5. I am going to love Decatur. Tons of sand are being brought to the square this weekend for a beach party. What fun if I had small children.

6. The farmer's markets are full of great food right now...corn, peaches, tomatoes.

7. I wish I had some friends here to explore with.

8. Almost every person I pass on my walks says, "hello." The southern way, how nice.

9. My French Market coffee is $7.99 a pound at the grocery! Ack! That is crazy expensive.

10. We need rain in the worst way. That would then change the dry heat equation...hmm.

The High Museum is on my to-do list for today. I will report back on that adventure.


  1. I found myself wishing I could be one of the friends exploring with you! I simply love the description of the Botanical Gardens with the demonstration kitchen.

    It sounds like you are finding things to be grateful for while accepting the "not so great" items on your list.

    Remember....if it gets too humid, you have friends in Davis and Sacramento - where it is always a "dry heat".

    Good luck with this adventure!

  2. Love your list Beth. and--I think dry heat is awesome--such an improvement over the "damp stickies." Like Dianne, I wish I could be there to explore with you. I'm sure the three of us could find lots art mischief to get up to! Guess I'll just have to wait 'till September:)
    p.s. thank your lucky stars for 7.99 coffee--here, a good sale is 8.00 or 9.00!

  3. Good luck with settling in:) I don't think I will make it this year with the new baby and all but maybe next I want to come over for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Atlanta sounds great!