Saturday, August 23, 2014

Back to School II - The Rectangle Teacher

Classroom today have changed a lot. He may have the world at his fingertip, but I hope there are still real books in his classroom!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Faith Skate

Faith Skate on 2nd Avenue downtown is a foreign but very cool place for me. "Fish out of water", probably fits.  The colors and designs appeal to my photographer's eye. I'm way past trying one out for size!

2328 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back To School - I Can Read!!!

Vestavia Elementary West

This might just be a little mini-series as I share some photos from schools around town that I have had the pleasure to photograph. I taught 3rd grade for 19 years and retired in 2008.  Some things, like today's photo, never change.  A child discovering the wonder of reading. Makes my heart sing. 

I will be sharing other new and innovative things happening around schools in days to come. The times, they are a changing!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dog Days of Summer?

I'm never really sure when the Dogs Days begin, but I think I'm close.  These boys were having a ball at Railroad Park!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cool Fireman Stuff

I was in Crestline this week and strolled over the Mt. Brook Fire Department. They have some cool stuff.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Choo Choo!

This little train with the friendly conductor, has made a zillion trips around the Birmingham Zoo. Alas, my Googling didn't reveal how many decades but take my word for's been making that loop for many, many years!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Birmingham Rouge - Better Late Than Never!

What was I thinking?  Summer's almost over and I've not posted ONE SINGLE WATERMELON SHOT!  Thank you Oak Street Garden Shop , in Crestline Village for having these nice ones in a RED bin!

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Sometimes I'm just in the right place at the right time. Just outside of  The Garage on Southside. Thank you sir for parking your fine orange scooter right there!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sand Cakes

I dropped in on Wacky Nanny Art Camp yesterday to have a little look around. Alley Bulka, THE wacky nanny and a gaggle of her 4 year olds were having a big time. They enjoyed popsicles, then while some were spraying their tie dyed tee shirts , the rest threw off their flip flops and got down in the good old fashioned sand box there at Community Education South.  Brought back many memories of my childhood. There were some terrific, although a bit gritty, sandcakes and cupcakes served up!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

House Guests

Birmingham sculptor Frank Fleming's studio is in his lovely home and aside from being able to see his works in progress, there is the added delight of seeing much of his sculpture displayed throughout his home and gardens.  These gentle creatures seemed quite at home!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Slice of Sloss

No matter how many times I shoot at Sloss Furnaces, I always find something new that catches my eye.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Sweet Pea's Garden Shop in Homewood, always makes me smile. This time of year it's in full blown color. See?
( And I love the folks that own it. Shop local!)