ilona is “in the neighborhood” this week, visiting a daughter and grandkids.several
days ago, i got a phone call telling me she had arrived. i have not talked to her in over
20 years; although we communicate often in cyberspace, it was such a pleasure
to hear her voice. i will be very glad see my old friend again!
we are planning to visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, before the big weekend…
it is a very old place, much revered by the city folks, and well-funded by those who
believe in a little nature in the city. there are many winding pathways through all sorts
of collections of mature shrubs and trees, as well as numerous gorgeous flower-gardens
and greenhouse collections. for the past month they have had a showing of bronze
sculptures by Henry Moore throughout the grounds-the largest collection of his works
ever displayed outside.
i am sure it will be an exciting time, although we might rest too long on some
secluded bench talking the morning away. seeing this impressive place with a
fellow garden lover is the best!! i know it will be a long day, between the reunion of
old friends and the multitude of places to see on the huge grounds.
i am very excited about seeing her again. knowing ilona, there will be many
photographs posted to document our journey through these lovely old gardens.
a good time will be had by all… %) i can’t wait! vty, J-lea