Recently, we were looking for something to do on a hot afternoon in Athens and came up with a couple of fun ideas.
First, we visited the newly reopened Georgia Museum of Art over on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. Previously, we had seen several special exhibits there, but they did not have room to display many of their own collection. With a beautiful new addition, there are a number of paintings now on permanant display.
Then we headed on over to the State Botanical Gardens located on South Milledge Avenue. They were having a special exhibit of garden gates which were fun to discover. We even ventured outside of the conservatory in spite of the heat to see some of our favorite gardens.
The Conservatory at the botanical gardens
Blue garden gate
Huge Angel Trumpet
Orchids are among my favorites
OK, I promise that this is the last orchid I pictured
The Heritage Garden has examples of early crops grown in Georgia as well as some heirloom varities.
This fountain almost makes you feel cool on a hot summer afternoon.
This plant that reminds me of Christmas was not labeled. Can anyone identify it?
This bird house was covered with a purple hyacinth bean.