Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sweet Magnolia

A few years ago, my dear friend Cathy Adams signed me up to photograph her gorgeous gardens every month of the year. It opened my eyes as a photographer. I went from gushing over spring and summer flowers to appreciating plants and flowers as they die and the months before they burst forth. Today I visited a friend's garden to capture images for a book for them. As I stepped out of my car, this one bloom on their magnolia tree caught my eye. LOVED the stamens resting in the petals. I have lived in the south all my life and don't believe I have ever noticed this before. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Great Green Van

I spotted this  vintage van at Vestavia Hills High School's Relay for Life.  I loved the front but when I downloaded, I spotted the legs !  Vive l'american la France!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Time For Chard

I'll be  honest, when someone says it's time for chard, I think chardonnay,  At the Pepper Place it takes on another, more photogenic meaning. The Swiss chard last Saturday was a delight for my camera and I'm sure it was tasty as well!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

You Must Remember This..

I'm back at the Pepper Place Market as many Saturdays as I can! Yesterday was a great day. Stay tuned for many photos!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Les chapeaux

Last weekend at the Magic City Art Connection, I found these two deep in conversation. Loved their chapeaux!

Friday, May 1, 2015

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Revolution

 Revolution - the movement of one object around a center or another object

This bicycle wheel sculpture livens up the Jones Valley Teaching Farm's outdoor classroom at Oliver Elementary School.

City Daily Photobloggers around the globe are posting their take on REVOLUTION, our May Theme. Have a look at their blogs right HERE.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

"Girls On The Run....

is so much fun!"

I had the privilege yesterday to photograph the wonderful  Girls On The Run program  at Oliver Elementary School.  This terrific nationwide program encourages not only a healthy lifestyle, but strong girls with a positive self image.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Afternoon at the Gardens

Late afternoon stroll through the Rose Garden of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, proved a very good idea. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BADP On The Road

Spotted as we drove threw the outskirts of Montebello on Sunday. It pays to be traveling with a fellow photographer. He didn't bat an eye when I said, "Let's stop and shoot that!"

Monday, April 27, 2015

Poppy Time!

Poppy season at the Emmett O'Neal Library garden in Crestline. What a delight to park and find this photo op!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Church Series - RAIN!

While watching a lovely wedding photo shoot at my church yesterday, I looked up and spotted a skylight I don't think I'd ever noticed. Rain appreciated.

Saturday, April 25, 2015


I LOVE the Magic City Art Connection. In its 32nd year, it continues to be one of Birmingham's premier art shows. I go back every spring to wander the tents and meet old and new artist friends. Today, I want you to meet my delightfully talented friend Bethanne Hill.  She and I are neighbors, good friends, but I'm also the president of her fan club. She'll be showing her art near the gazebo at the MCAC this weekend. GO, BUY, and tell her I sent you!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Old Timey Record

A 33 1/3 LP to be exact, with a new fangled needle. I remember my first LP albums and the needle was said to be high quality if it was a diamond tip. Photographed this DJ's turntable and albums at a recent event. Sweet memories.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Relay For Life, Vestavia High School

Raise your hand if you started humming THIS TUNE when you saw this image.