Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cool In The Pool

Yesterday I took a little trip to Bluff Park to visit Independent Presbyterian Church's Children's Fresh Air Farm.  I skidded in on the last full day of the six week Summer Learning Program.  Three classes of    graduates from our STAIR reading program have the privilege of attending each summer. They have reading and math in the mornings with experienced teachers and the afternoons include chapel, swimming and wonderful enrichment activities.  Some of these inner city kiddos swam for the first time this summer. Rumor has it that NOBODY wants the SLP to end. Who can blame them!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BADP On The Road - Cincinnati's Coolest Parking Deck

I spotted the Medpace parking deck the afternoon I arrived in Cincy.  Thank you Mary Gilbert for chauffeuring  me on the way to the airport my last day.  It was as cool as I anticipated, sans the late afternoon sun/shadows I  had planned in my head.  This enormous deck is full of pristine white columns in the interior, surrounded by the fabulous rainbow around the outside of this multi level deck. I'd love to park here every day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BADP On The Road - I Heart Cincinnati

I'm home from a terrific visit to one of my favorite cities, Cincinnati, Ohio.  My hosts, Mary and Jay Gilbert always roll out the red carpet and have new and find interesting places for us to visit.  After a delicious dinner at Maribelle's Tavern, we adjourned, along with our friend Phil Nuxhall, to Aglamesis Ice Cream. Since 1908, it's been scooping up some mighty fine ice cream.  Entering this ice cream parlor was so nostalgic. These sweet chairs prove that!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Home Again, Home Again....

I've spent a few days in Cincinnati with my Paris travel amie Mary Gilbert and husband Jay.  Yesterday, I took the northern route home to Birmingham by way of the Detroit Metro Airport.  Flying standby can throw you a curve ball occasionally, but I made the best of it by using the time between flights to photograph their amazing tunnel of color and music!

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Love to support our local farmers at the Pepper Place and so many other farmer's markets that are springing up all around town. 

Friday, July 18, 2014


Enjoy this Southern moment.  My favorite flower!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Yes, we still have these fine old parking meters in downtown Birmingham. Most are still working!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Blue Box

I'm not the least mechanical, so these blue boxes around Sloss Furnaces,  have always been a puzzle,  but a photographer's delight!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Blueberry Pickin'

I took this photo a few weeks ago at Morgan Creek Vineyards in Harpersville.  By now, the blueberries are begging for you to come and pick your own!

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Meet Adam, one of our Alabama farmers from Snow's Bend Farms.  I've been shopping with them and photographing their produce and flowers for years at the Pepper Place Market. I hope to get to the farm in Coker, Alabama sometime this summer!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flying Boats

Last night I was at the Alabama School of Fine Arts ( ASFA) for a fabulous production of Les Misérables by the Red Mountain Theater. Couldn't pass up this neat sculpture on the way!

You've Got REAL Mail!

Jim Reed's  Books and Museum of Fond Memories never fails to delight. Remember these?