Thursday, April 28, 2016

Everything Will Be Peachy Soon


Touring my friend Ginger's fabulous garden this week, I found she's been growing so many fruit trees in pots all this time! This tiny peach will be ready to eat in a few months, if the critters don't get there first!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FIddlehead

Birmingham is flush with ferns of all kinds. This time of year the fiddleheads are unfurling. I love it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Shadow Knows


Great fun watching the skateboarders at Railroad Park last weekend with Eva and Davis. Davis rode his Hoverboard while Eva and I sat and watched, and waited, and watched and waited for the perfect second to shoot these guys!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Vintage Power to the People


This week I had the privilege to photographing the old Thomas Jefferson Hotel that is now under renovation. After standing empty since 1983, this 87 year old treasure will be transformed into apartments and on the ground level, an event venue in the near future. Just another soon to be jewel in our downtown area. Many years ago, I attended band parties there after college football games at Legion Field.

A special thank you to Merrill Stewart of Stewart Perry Construction and their Tom Dill who patiently walked me through as many floors as I wanted to explore. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

My Heart


I take many photos here and in Paris, but I love the STAIR (Start The Adventure In Reading) program. I am so fortunate to be able to not only photograph the program at IPC, but also the STAIR sites across this city. Such great work with loving tutors helping our struggling readers. The love the tutors and students share is amazing.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Birmingham Through My Lens On The Road



I spent Sunday in Harpersville, just a hop, skip and a jump south of town. I thrilled to be asked to photograph the day with the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation's event at The Chancellor House. This historic home is a delight inside and the grounds and gardens as well. Barbara Adkins has lovingly restored her family's 1840's home and furnished it with wonderful antiques, many from her fabulous Black Sheep Antiques in town. Chef Scott Peacock was the featured speaker and signed his wonderful southern cookbook, The Gift of Southern Cooking. Stay tuned for many photos to come.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Façade

I grew up in Birmingham and probably shopped at Pizitz Department Store a zillion times. I never noticed this finely carved mural until Bayer Properties' Tom Walker, pointed out the cleaning process on a recent trip there to photograph. Such a treasure that is being carefully restored.