i drove in the fog and wondered if the weather reports were wrong. they were not. i arrived in atlanta to sunshine and girly time. we shopped, we ate, we drank, we talked our heads off, we went to a party, we took two taxis....a great kickoff to my weekend. though i was sad she ended up not being able to go to the sea with me...i became excited at the adventure of being on my own for two days. these are shots from the first leg of the journey.
i was so excited to see forsythia blooming that i squealed.
after two firsts (ikea and trader joes) - we settled down to an afternoon of wine, snacks, and solving the problems of the world. i adore mellie - she is the friend that whenever you see her again, its just like you hung up the phone an hour ago. smart, intelligent, funny, whimsical.... that night we went to a neighborhood block party where she loved telling how we met about 14 years ago. in line at an edwin mccain show - she was first in line and i was second. gah....how embarrassing. but...i got a fantastic friend out of the deal. she lives in adair park in atlanta - an area being reclaimed from crime and decay. the houses were built in the 30's and 40's and have amazing character. the people that i met were charming and interesting. i can't wait to go visit again - i actually met a circus performer!! she eats fire - so you know i told her that i want to photograph her the next visit!
now i know their beauty up close and personal. they were left as a hostess gift...but mellie was hip to my buying them as a photography subject. why oh why can't the stores here carry these beauties?
sunday morning i was both happy and sad to leave...this shot is right before the traffic jammed up because of a wreck...oh yes, atlanta traffic. though i miss living in a big city - there are certainly things that i do not miss. traffic is one.
oops - i just realized i'm telling on myself. i have a bit of a lead foot. this stunt is not for children. trying to focus a camera while driving, reading a gps and driving too fast. (i made sure no one was around me) this is just outside of savannah...heading towards tybee island. more tomorrow!