Monthly Archives: November 2008

Memphis in the fall…

Tand the kids enjoy nature walk at Overton Park

T and the kids enjoy nature walk at Overton Park

M at Overton Park
M at Overton Park

To live in Memphis during the summer is…. hard… Come October though, the grand oaks start getting ready for the winter… the leaves start taking over the grass in every yard… while driving the leaves fly everywhere… When we first moved here, it was quite a site for someone like me who lived in treeless cities for a long time… Memphis has lots of green, but the green is more beautiful when October comes. The green turn to every shade of yellow… Mustard yellow to fire burgundy, earth orange to coffee brown; the city is covered in beautiful fall color… It’s easy to fall in love with nature, there are many days the sun is out and it’s possible to spend time outdoors just like the spring… Add to that the holiday spirit of the “southern US” and Memphis becomes a wonderful place to live…

If you are in Memphis in the fall I also suggest visiting the Memphis Zoo… I have never been a big fan of the zoos, but that’s a topic that I need to address on another post. Until I read the book “Life of Pi”, I always thought the animals who lived in zoos were confined, unhappy and bored in captivity. The book really changed my point of view about zoos, but still it’s hard for me to enjoy the grandness of the wild animals when they only have 500 sqft space to live in… Still it was a great day, and the animals seemed very happy and calm…We met with close friends Fatih, Rhea Lynn and their son Aidan there. We usually go to the zoo during the weekend. It was very different on a Tuesday morning, no crowds, no lines, no screams. Just a calm, peaceful zoo… For the first time the animals paid us some attention. On the weekends they usually stand back from crowds and some of them don’t even come out… They were really interested in our toddlers… well we had 3 very cute babies with us in winter outfits… so maybe they were interested in that…

Until next time, hugs, g.

Perfect day at the Memphis Zoo

Perfect day at the Memphis Zoo

Zoo Patrons

Zoo Patrons

Move blog…piece of cake…

So the Turkish government banned access to blogger… and reopened access to wordpress I read… Friends from Turkey, please let me know if you can read my blog on here… I will be posting under this address for a while…

I have to say the process was so very easy… if you have a blog under blogger and want to carry it to wordpress, everything is imported in a matter of minutes. Sign up for wordpress took 5 minutes with 2 email authorizations… then under posts, there is an icon on the top that says “import”… You click on blogger, or whatever other source your blog is on, and then click on authorize. I signed up for wordpress with my gmail account, so they might have already had my username and didn’t ask for it… but anyway, after 30 seconds all my posts were on here, with pictures, comments and everything…
I hope friends in Turkey will be able to read… Please leave a comment if you can, so I can post about Turkey day aka Thanksgiving and other developments!!!