Friday, July 22, 2016

Popsicle Series II

Meet my little buddy Dewey. Dewey is a sweet neighbor, and Wednesday, I spotted him enjoying the sticky patriotic pop at the IPC Day School's summer program. The popsicle truck came by and everyone was slurping down their fast melting popsicles! Messy faces were a given.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Popsicle Series I - Mmmmmmm

When I decided to move my blog from Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo to Birmingham Through My Lens, it was to give myself some creative space to share photos with you when and if I felt I had something of interest. I always wanted to be able to do a little series now and again. Well it's summer in Birmingham and hot as hades. I've found some really cute kiddos cooling themselves off with icy treats and will share for a few days. I hope you enjoy!

Today, we visit the Pepper Place Market. There are several popsicle vendors there every Saturday and they do a booming business!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lazy Days of Summer

I visit my friend Ginger's beautiful garden every few weeks as I'm doing a year long project for her. It's hard to stay on task when that hammock is beckoning!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Ready and Waiting!

 Swimsuits in the locker room at the Children's Fresh Air Farm awaiting happy swimmers. Each summer Independent Presbyterian Church's Summer Learning Program offers 6 weeks of academic instruction along with a healthy dose of enrichment and FUN for STAIR students. These STAIR students who have completed grades 2,3, and 4 love their time at the farm. Not only are they having fun, they are keeping up those academic skills over the summer.

Weather permitting, I plan to drive up there this week for more photos.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Almost Ready!

I have the delightful assignment ( it's too much fun to call a JOB!) of photographing my friend Ginger Clark's beautiful and eclectic gardens every month for a year. I ran by this morning right after the sprinklers turned off and found everything green and lush. In the old bathtub, planted with lettuce and cherry tomatoes I found some that will be ready any day now, if the critters don't get there first!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Birmingham MUST HAVE

You can take this tip to the bank. When visiting Birmingham, you must dine at Chez Fonfon in 5 Points South. Save room for dessert because that coconut cake in the center is absolutely sublime. When it's served with crème anglaise drizzled over it, you will thank me. Chez Fonfon is just one of Chef Frank Stitt's four wonderful restaurants in the Birmingham area.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Remembering the Curtain

One of the most charming, and hazardous, features of the Lyric Theatre before the restoration, was the asbestos curtain. In vaudeville days, an asbestos curtain was something to brag about as there were frequent backstage fires. Unfortunately there was no way to seal this beautiful old curtain to make it safe by today's standards. I just found this photo in my archives. I love it.