28 July 2011

25 July 2011

loving the rain

good ol' fashioned summer monsoon rains with a nice dousing two or three times a week it seems

24 July 2011

watching midtown

the tech dome

it looks like they're not tearing down the whole thing, but it is being remodeled from the alexander memorial coliseum (1956), named in honor of tech's football coach from 1920-1944, to the hank mccamish pavilion, named in honor of somebody who gave them a whole lot of money

22 July 2011

dog friends

looking for brian

21 July 2011


all four blossoms are open today --- and a very slight aroma along with it ---


17 July 2011


over 500 acres, it's the largest cemetery in the southeast --- full of woodruffs and candlers, but the gypsy mausolea were the best ---

another champion

this quercus falcata in westview cemetery is one of the biggest in the city --- guinness was impressed, but he respected the tree and did not pee on it


this cattleya is doing it again

15 July 2011

prohibition 2.0

300 acres will grow a heap of marijuana --- our stupid laws have created a gazillion dollar, tax-free industry run by drug lords who have murdered thousands of mexican citizens

13 July 2011

wednesday sunset

random images

in the larger scheme of things, it's no biggie, but it's nice to see the flag flying on the sears tower again 

the orchid that won't quit blooming --- at it since february

and the stained glass in the lobby of the fed ctr that i see almost every day

12 July 2011

wasted opportunity

the atlanta history center has some of the most attractive real estate in midtown, yet they treat it with an indifference that is amazing --- witness the sign at p'tree and tenth ---

06 July 2011

"words to live by"

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
that's robert heinlein --- via cah, who could plan an awesome invasion, were she to put her mind to it

04 July 2011

enjoying the holiday

very loud, possibly inebriated, young people partying in the rain on the 8th floor terrace --- rock and roll! ---

summer food

the best of the blueberries --- thanx cah

the peachtree

the streets of midtown are filled with smelly people today

02 July 2011