Sunday, August 31, 2008
Well.....It wasn't exactly Sunday when I took this walk around the historic Newnan town square.
It was Thursday of last week. A day the interstate home was too crowded, I decided to take the two lane home from Atlanta.
The city of Newnan has done a wonderful job keeping the historic buildings intact, re-used and preserved. Much different than the tear it down town we live in.
Andrew Carnegie built over 2500 libraries. Find out more here.
Wedding cake swags on buildings... So Robert Adam.
Delightful pressed tin.
This one was nice until they replaced the old windows with nasty metal windows with those press on mullions. I hate press on mullions!
At least the old wavy glass wooden windows are still in the courthouse.
Clock tower atop the courthouse. In the center of town square
Ohhhh Look... Egg and Dart details.
More on the houses of Newnan in another post.
Friday, August 29, 2008
I have been growing Cleomes from seed for years. Mostly because it is a great background plant, it is airy, drought tolerant and EASY to grow from seed. Once you successfully grow one plant you will have enough seed to share with the whole neighborhood next year.
The seed pods look like little beans. They pop open in your hand.
Allowing you to easily collect seeds for next year.
They will re-seed themselves and you have to look carefully when weeding your flower beds for cleome seedlings. These seedlings will need separating and moving around because they will be thick. The plants to be a little fussy when you move them, so move them when the plants are young, just a couple of inches high. (You will have enough seedlings that it will be ok if some don't make it.)
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I had to look up to see if it was the State Capitol or Capital. I thought it is was the "o" version and the "a" version was the city, but I wasn't 100% sure and I didn't want to look dumb. ( I didn't have to tell you that I looked it up, but I figure I am not the only one who hasn't used this bit of knowledge in 20 something years and someone else may need a little refresher.)
This is the Capitol building in Atlanta, complete with the gold dome. Made from gold found in the Dahlonega area. "Gold in them thar hills." is said to originate from the first U.S. gold rush in Georgia not from the later gold rush in California.
It was built over an old a rail road site that was destroyed by fire. You know the one, the fire from US history and a movie. (This is just an old picture of mid 1800's Atlanta that I found on line somewhere. Sorry I don't have the link.)
I use to pass this bridge going to work sometimes. The office where I had a meeting on Monday was next door. The bridge goes no where on both sides. It must have some sort of historic significance for it to be still standing.
These shots are from another building near the capitol. So very Deco. I am sure that is Georgia marble.
Ya know.......Georgia marble would make good counter tops.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
About half of it was ready to pick.
We had about 5 inches of rain from Fay and a good bit of wind.
The rain was needed, but the wind picked up a pecan from a pecan tree and popped one of the old wavy glass windows and gave it a crack all the way across. Sad. I love the wavy glass.
Hopefully things will dry out for those in Florida soon, and I really am thankful that a cracked window was the only damage.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
and I did not get a chance to post the first time.
I was working in the city. When I wasn't working, I was stuck in traffic or sleeping.
But not sleeping in traffic, because that would be bad.
This picture is from a California back road somewhere between LA and Yosemite.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
You too can have a marigold garden for just cents.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I know I have typed of the Kudzu Jungle many times. But...... I couldn't find where I showed it to you.
This picture is from last year. After one year of treatments. Pulling, chopping, and poisioning the vine.
The following pictures are from earlier this summer.
In the center of the trees is Chris's spring burn pile.
To the left is the Possum Tree.
So folks..........there it is.......The Kudzu Jungle.