Sunday was Mothers Day and my mother spent the weekend with me. It was so much better than going to her house and having her work her buns off preparing a huge meal for everyone and wearing herself out. We decided that for a Mothers Day treat we would go to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, figuring that since it was a special day when a lot of people would stay at home it wouldn't be very crowded. WRONG! It seems that everyone in the Metro Atlanta Area had the same idea I did. But it wasn't a problem. We parked at Colony Square, caught the free shuttle to the Gardens and were deposited at the main entrance building. Easy peasy. We decided that since it was very warm and my mother's endurance isn't very good that we would use a wheelchair (which the Gardens provided for free). There were a lot of people there but it never seemed crowded and we never felt rushed. What a beautiful, beautiful place. I've lived in Atlanta since 1969 and had never been there. Now I'm really sorry I waited so long. There was a special exhibit going on, "Big Bugs and Killer Plants," and it was fabulous. I took lots and lots of pictures and we had a really special time. We stopped at Dairy Queen on the way home and treated ourselves to a Banana Split Blizzard - yummy! It was a wonderful Mothers Day and I'm glad I was able to make it happen.