Friday, October 24, 2014

One Week Till Halloween...

and not one single pumpkin photo.  Well I can take care of that!  More where that came from.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Under the Red Umbrella

Here in the Deep South, autumn takes its sweet time getting here. We like it that way. Yesterday I sat under the Adams' red umbrella in the still warm October sun and admired their gorgeous garden. The Mexican sunflowers are glorious right now. They will die out soon and make way for the  autumn leaves to put on their show.  Everything has its own season.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Lucky Boy

Meet Henry.  Henry is a very lucky boy. Thanks to Adopt A Golden Birmingham, he has found his forever home with a very, very, very loving family.  I sat in the grass and photographed Henry yesterday.  I brought treats. He loved me!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Meet the Artist, Brad Morton

Those of you who have followed this blog since 2008, might just remember the first time I posted  Brad Morton's work right HEREThis installation at St. Vincent's Hospital, has always been a favorite of mine.  As I shared on yesterday's post, I was lucky to revisit Brad's studio last week.

Here, he's working in clay, the first of a very long process on its way to a magnificent bronze piece. I hope I'll be able to check back and share more photos as this piece comes to life.

Thank you Brad, for sharing your creative talent with me and my readers.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Artist's Smocks

I had some big fun on Friday afternoon.  Birmingham metal sculptor Brad Morton invited me back to his studio on 1st Avenue South.  He took time out from his work to explain the long process of creating his wonderful bronze pieces.  At some point, he plays with fire, hence the gear on the wall.  He's promised that I can come back to photograph more steps of the process.  I can't wait!  Come back tomorrow and meet Brad himself.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


The plaza at the entrance to Avondale Park is the perfect place to ride, skate or scoot!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Popular Pops!

Steel City Pops has taken Birmingham by storm.  Fans line up at events to buy these tasty "gourmet" popsicles. These aren't your ice cream wagon pops. They have taken this creamy treat to a whole new level. Flavors like Maple Bacon and Bourbon, Buttermilk, Poached Pear and so many more that change with the seasons make this one fast growing business.  For you folks in Dallas, there's a Steel City Pops in your town now as well!

Friday, October 17, 2014


When you walk into the beautiful Alys Stephens Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, this Frank Fleming sculpture welcomes you.  I heard the marvelous Alabama Symphony there last Friday night.  This is the perfect venue for our outstanding orchestra!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Birds of a Feather

 One of the key attractions at Saturday's Art in Avondale Park had to be the Birmingham Parrot Rescue booth. Stan and Steff Davis have been doing this for three years and brought these and many more birds to delight the youngsters and adults as well. Their booth was swamped for the entire art show and I never saw them even sit down for a break. They are passionate about what they do!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

First Touch of Fall

Fall takes its time coming to Birmingham.  Last Saturday, I found a few signs at Avondale Park.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Duck, Duck, Goose!

Avondale Park's pond is a kid magnet. Who can resist feeding the ducks, even when there's a big art show going on all around you!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dog Tired!

After working all day at the very successful Art in Avondale Park, I knew just how this sweet pup felt.  Look at those paws, this baby won't be hanging over his mom's shoulder much longer! #ilovegoldens

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Proud Grandpa

When of the best parts of spending the day at Art in Avondale Park is people watching.  This very proud granddaddy was thrilled to show off his precious 15th grandchild!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Art In Avondale Park - Today's the Day!!!

Make Good Art - See Good Art - Buy Good Art!