Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Good Old Days


Sadly they don't make libraries like this anymore. The former Birmingham Library downtown, the Linn Henley Research Library is still a beautiful place with lovely painted detailing and stunning murals. I was down there a few weeks ago for a meeting and it brought back memories of meeting high school friends there to "study"many years ago.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pull Up A Chair



Yesterday I visited friends at their farmhouse near Birmingham. Among the many things I was dying to photograph had to be their book collection. Here, a chair full. Heaven.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Church Series - Palm Sunday


Christians around the world celebrate Palm Sunday today. On Friday, I photographed the ladies of Independent Presbyterian as they gathered to make by hand the palm crosses we will all wear today. It's a very special gathering of all ages, enjoying coming together to visit while they work. It doesn't hurt that Miss Betty brings her fabulous pimento cheese sandwiches!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

How Could I Leave??



This week the Birmingham Botanical Gardens' Japanese Gardens was in full bloom, and I found so much to shoot. Later this month, the rest of the gardens will beckon me back. Today, the Japanese bridge.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Downtown, Urban Standard, Very Cool

Thankfully Birmingham downtown is coming to life. We are most grateful. On Second Avenue North we have some groovy ( pardon my age)  places to eat and hang out. Urban Standard serves great food, but also provides some great photo ops for all of their photography patrons. Yesterday I had to rely on my iPhone.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Getting Graphic



on Second Avenue North. I could find no signage, so hope a B'ham reader will let me know the name of the business with this terrific window. Really brightens up downtown!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Here in Birmingham.....


we're daffy over this spring weather we're having. I hope I have worn my winter coat for the last time this year. Good riddance. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ooh La La!



This fabulous window at ETC. in Mt. Brook Village, was so gorgeous I drove around the block last night and got out to get a photo. It reminds me of the creative, over the top windows I see in Paris at every turn. The French have a term for window shopping, l├Ęche-vitrine, which means "lick the window". Fits perfectly here.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

World Down Syndrome Day... Let's Celebrate!


Spotted at the Bell Center Run 2015, as part of the Mercedes Marathon. Look at these precious faces and celebrate this day!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lenten Rose


I love this season of Lent and the Lenten roses are a sweet addition.

For my Birmingham readers, my next session of FROM SNAPSHOTS TO CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHS begins April 9th. Click HERE to register online.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Matchbox Bikes

Barber Motorsports Museum has walls lined with what looks like giant toy Matchbook cases filled with the real thing! Mind boggling.