Sunday, December 21, 2014

BADP On The Road - First Presbyterian Church of Union Point

This past week I traveled to Greensboro, Georgia to visit dear friends Corey and John Crouse and speak to the Greensboro Art Alliance.  While there, Corey showed me around the area. The First Presbyterian Church of Union Point, was a highlight. Established in 1872, this well cared for church has some of the most beautiful stained glass windows I've ever seen. It features magnificent windows on all four walls. What a treasure for this town!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Play It Again Baines

For the last 30+ years, my friends the Woods,  have opened their home, put some rolls on their player piano and gathered us together before Christmas. We've seen our teens grow up, get married and have their own kids and now the group gets more lively as each year passes. The player piano, manned by Johnny, is always a hit with the little ones. This year Baines was the newest addition, and he loved plunking the keys as we all joined in for a few carols.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

King of the Mountain!

I photographed the boy in red and posted him here.  As the family came down the path, I asked the parents if the boys would be willing to just play on the playground for me.  As the two brothers
started up the climbing dome,  I waited.  I taught elementary school long enough to know what one of them would do when he reached the top!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


It's not Christmas until I"ve taken a dozen obligatory shots of Mt. Brook Village's fabulous tree. It closely resembles the shots from the past 5 years but this year I took it from a slightly different   angle. Ta Da...!!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lest We Forget

May we remember those less fortunate this holiday season and EVERYDAY.

This was taken at Highlands United Methodist Church where they faithfully serve breakfast six days a week, all year long.

One of the Other Reindeer

No red nose but too cute to pass up.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Welcome Santa!

Homewood's Christmas Parade

Holiday House Tour

This weekend marks Independent Presbyterian Church's 65th Holiday House Tour benefiting the Children's Fresh Air Farm. Tickets may be purchased at the church, online or at each home.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Noël At My Home

I do minimal decorating at my house now,  but I love bringing out my collection of Eiffel Tower ornaments to display on my my mantle. These are just a few!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Show Your Colors Birmingham

Uptown, Birmingham's newest convention center district offers great new eating and entertainment venues. I had lunch there last week and loved it!

How Frosty...

stays frosty in Birmingham.  This old fridge has many uses during the year at Sweet Peas Garden Center in Homewood. I loved their Christmas idea!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Boy In Field

Often when I visit places over and over, whether here in Birmingham or Paris, I try and challenge myself to find something new to photograph or even just photograph in a different way.  Last Thursday I was leading a group of Youth Leadership Forum students on a photography assignment at Railroad Park. I have been there more times than I can count. I was beginning to think I'd find nothing "new", until I spotted this young boy. I was far away and zoomed,  and ran and zoomed,  and ran, and this was what I got. Later, I photographed him with his brother on the playground. Those photos later.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

It's Not Christmas Without The Homewood Star

Crafted in 1951 by Douglass McConnell, this star has heralded the Christmas season every year since from high above the city of Homewood.  I'm a bit nostalgic about this star,  as I remember it fondly from my childhood and every Christmas since.  You might see it again before Christmas is over!