Friday, May 12, 2017

Orphan, julep time, Flower Moon and commute

A late afternoon view of my front porch at the condos last Saturday.  I got several plants potted for the front and back porch and mixed them in with those I nurtured through the winter.  The yellow/green pot on the right was given to me by my neighbor, who spotted someone about to throw it away.  "Lynn might want that!"  And of course, I gladly took that pretty orphan in.  

Also on Saturday - I did something that had been on my to do list:  I polished my silver julep cup, just in time for the Kentucky Derby viewing.  I didn't make a mint julep to go in it, just opting for some pretty flowers instead.  You can click on the red link to see the julep recipe if you're interested in making one.  I do love them.

This grainy photo is a tribute to the Flower Moon from Wednesday.  It was totally full on Wednesday night, but was beautiful that morning, too.  I wasn't expecting it on my early drive to work and gasped the first time I saw it in the dark at 6am.  (I was stopped at a 4-minute red light here.)  I looked up its name when I got to work.  From the Farmer's Almanac:  "We use Full Moon names that were used during Native American and Colonial times to help track the seasons. Depending on the tribe, May’s Full Moon was called the Full Flower Moon as well as Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon. The May Moon marked a time of increasing fertility, with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom."

 And this thing has quite a presence!  The photo, snapped during a stop on my afternoon commute, shows just a bit of the Mercedes Benz Stadium that the Atlanta Falcons will play in, beginning in the fall.  I'll probably never see the inside of it, since I'm not much of a fan of professional football, but my rambling afternoon commute home has taken me by here a few times and it's been fun watching it get nearer and nearer to completion.

Just when I had really gotten accustomed to this "new normal" of commuting through Atlanta, on my journey home to the suburbs, they have completed the repair of I-85 and it will be open on Monday.  I am so grateful they used that bonus money incentive and got it done so quickly.

Have a lovely weekend, my friends!

16 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow! No missing that Mercedes logo, lol!

LL Cool Joe said...

I agree with Debra, not so subtle advertising!

I love the way that you timed the 4 minute stop traffic light. Very clever use of time ... taking photos!

Have a great weekend Lynn.


Elephant's Child said...

Love that Flower Moon - and impressed at how speedily the road repairs have been managed.
I think I would use your julip cup for flowers too. Not a bourbon fan here.
Have a wonderful, colourful weekend.

Riot Kitty said...

I have never heard of a flower moon before. Neat! Lovely flowers as well.

Adam said...

I was in Atlanta recently. I didn't get to see the new stadium. I'm not a Falcons fan, I favor the Panthers

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - wonderful to see the Julep Cup and flowers - beautiful. The Flower Moon - fascinating ... and yes it was full ... I saw it too - before it reached you! That Mercedes stadium looms large doesn't it. Oh so glad about your commute route ... well done to them - cheers and now enjoy the weekend - Hilary

Lee said...

I love your mint julep flower-filled cup pic...it's beautiful.

We had cloud cover and light rain during the full moon last week, so didn't get to see it at its best.

Granny Annie said...

I always love your beautiful porch. Wondered what Wednesday moon was called. Love the Flower Moon.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Even though the bridge repair caused you to take a longer ride to work, you have been able to see and share some interesting things along the way, Lynn. Yeah on getting your regular route back soon.

Lady Fi said...

Your porch looks lovely!

Jacqueline said...


I read that the repair had been completed and so glad for the Atlanta traffic. Your commute reminds me of the commute I had into Indianapolis for several years. That is interesting about the names of the full moon. We lived on a farm for many years and I always heard the term "harvest moon" during the fall season but have never heard the names you mention here. It is fun to learn new things!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your plants all look beautiful!! So Glad your commute will be back to normal. The full moon is gorgeous, it was cloudy here. Have a happy day. Btw, I appreciate your visits and comments. Have a happy day!

Fireblossom said...

Yay, the orphan found a home. :-)

Mona lisa said...

Cherish that Flower Moon - and awed at how quickly the street repairs have been managed....
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Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely flower arrangement in the julep cup!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Woops, guess my last trip here didn't stick the comment! Those flowers are stunning in your pic! So glad for you that the commute will be better plus give you needed time!