Monday, September 1, 2014

CDP Theme Day - Rust and Ruin

Today my fellow City Daily Photo bloggers are posting their take on this month's theme - RUST AND RUIN. This was easy. I love this stairway on Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham. I think it fits the theme quite well.  For more of my fellow bloggers' theme photos, click right HERE!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Whatever Floats....

your boat!  The last days of summer spent at the terrific new Homewood Pool!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Consider the Lily

Water lilies at the Kayser Lily Pool, Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Always a good idea!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014


 This precious family has come a long way from living on the streets.  Even now, their  life and its day to day challenges,  often seem insurmountable.  They get by with a lot of help from their friends, who are grateful for the opportunity. To learn more about the effects of poverty in Birmingham, go HERE.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Birmingham Reflection

Admittedly, this wasn't taken in the last few weeks. We've had a pretty dry summer here in The Ham.  This alley shot was in the archives from a steamy summer afternoon downtown.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back to School - Dress Code

I had the great luck to photograph Independent Presbyterian's Day School opening yesterday.  Just so you know, fairy wings and a nice gold handbag are most certainly in the dress code.

Monday, August 25, 2014


North Birmingham is full of once beautiful old homes just begging to be restored to their former beauty.  This is just one.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Temple Emanu-El

This afternoon I will have the pleasure of attending the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center's annual L'Chaim Event at Temple Emanu-El.  This year's honoree is Jeffrey Bayer who has been a faithful supporter of the BHEC.  I hope you will join me!  Tickets may be purchased at the door and all proceeds will benefit the wonderful work of the BHEC. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Back to School II - The Rectangle Teacher

Classroom today have changed a lot. He may have the world at his fingertip, but I hope there are still real books in his classroom!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Faith Skate

Faith Skate on 2nd Avenue downtown is a foreign but very cool place for me. "Fish out of water", probably fits.  The colors and designs appeal to my photographer's eye. I'm way past trying one out for size!

2328 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back To School - I Can Read!!!

Vestavia Elementary West

This might just be a little mini-series as I share some photos from schools around town that I have had the pleasure to photograph. I taught 3rd grade for 19 years and retired in 2008.  Some things, like today's photo, never change.  A child discovering the wonder of reading. Makes my heart sing. 

I will be sharing other new and innovative things happening around schools in days to come. The times, they are a changing!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dog Days of Summer?

I'm never really sure when the Dogs Days begin, but I think I'm close.  These boys were having a ball at Railroad Park!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cool Fireman Stuff

I was in Crestline this week and strolled over the Mt. Brook Fire Department. They have some cool stuff.