Monday, November 1, 2010

October Wishes

To commemorate the final day of October, I set my birthday balloons free and made wishes for the next year as they flew away. I thought of my Mom and wished she was there with me on this beautiful Fall day. Thanks for the balloons, the love and of course, my life, dearest Mama.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Seen in Atlanta - October 9, 2010

The beautiful chandelier at the Tabernacle.

A giant bird and a pretty woman at the Eyedrum.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Butterfly Luck

While walking in Oakland Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, I came across a plot filled with butterfly bushes. Hundreds of butterflies and giant bumblebees flit through the air, drinking from one flower and then the next. Here are three of my luckiest photos from these moments.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Seen in Atlanta - first days of September

On Wylie Street in Cabbagetown, and women's bathroom in the back of the Earl.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Seen in Atlanta - July 23

Crucified bunny and baby, corner of Dekalb and Krog Street.

Back of the ladies restroom door at 97 Estoria.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summertime Skies

Morning sky over Union Station, Washington DC.

A thunderstorm forming over the Georgia State Capitol.

Light burst over Courtland Street, Atlanta.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sky lights

I am obsessed with light in the sky. Also, I'm going to have to become more covert with my photography while driving now that Georgia has its texting ban in place.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Charging Atlanta Sky

In my tenth year in this city, the stunning Spring Sky of Atlanta still compels me to take pictures while driving.

At Memorial and Boulevard.

At Six Feet Under.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ashley's Charmed Chalk

I love the street that I have called my home for the last five years. From being the setting for some of my favorite sunsets to my frequent hawk visitors to Carwash's whistling, my life on this south Grant Park street has been charmed.

For the last couple months the lovely young lady that lives next door to me has been using my sidewalk as canvas for her chalk murals and messages. I absolutely beam each time I pull into my driveway and see that there is new rainbow dust sprawling the expanse of my house and rush out of my car to get a closer look at her latest art.

Ashley's accuracy in message choices is uncanny. Returning to Atlanta after a trip to Chicago I was greeted with "Home Sweet Home". After a particularly rough day at the Capitol her chalk encouraged me to "don't worry, be happy". The last night of the legislative session my sidewalk was emblazoned with "SARA YOU ROCK" in block letters. And sometimes it'll just be loopy swirls around hearts and skulls. Yesterday's message was lovely, and complete with details like the earth, a banana peel and her entire family's hand-prints- her mother told me she insisted they all make their mark:

I can be an absolute cynic and occasionally indulge in intellectual snobbery but my god, there is something about a message from a 5th grader that The World Is In Our Hands that completely melts my dark little heart. When I got home today I noticed that Ashley added another part to the message right in front of my front door:

I am so glad to be neighbors. Thank you Ashley, for being such a dependable and delightful sidewalk cheerleader.

(As an aside I just have to note my deep joy and wonder that after months of blog silence, both my lovely sister and I publish new pieces within a day of each other)