How about you? Is there something like this where you live, and the local people call something by a different name than what it should be? You really do need to ask what something is called or even how something is pronounced in order not to feel like such an outsider. I lived in South Georgia as a teenager and I had to learn how to pronounce "Albany" like this, "ALL BENNY". Hey, I hope that's right, I never could quite get the hang of it. Also, I lived near the little community of Doe Run, which I thought was adorable, but of course, everyone laughed when I said it the way you THINK you should say it. It is "DOR- un". Also, I know that GPS is what folks use for directions, but honestly, just ask real people the best way to get to a place. Yes, they say you can go another way, but we have lived here for a while and we are telling you, this is the best, easiest way to go. Listen to them.
At lunch time one day this past week, Richard and I got a coffee and a sandwich from Beasley's and took it to the Vaughn Botanical Garden in Old Town Conyers. When I looked up and saw the red leaves of this Japanese Maple against that blue sky, I knew I had to share it with you.
Always look for beauty!