Friday, March 8, 2019

Star Magnolia

The whimsical, carefree cousin to the our more sedate southern magnolias. This one blooms in early spring before it's leaves open. I love it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Last Camellia

I have long been a fan of spent blossoms. This was taken in the beautiful Hess Camellia Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Read With Me

One of my favorite "jobs"( joys)  is visiting STAIR Birmingham sites all over the city and taking photographs. Today, I was right at home at my church, Independent Presbyterian Church. STAIR ( Start The Adventure In Reading) provides twice a week, one on one reading tutoring for second grade students from Birmingham City Schools. It's a wonderful program providing much needed reading mentoring along with a lot of love.

STAIR Birmingham now has 14 sites throughout the city and growing. Please visit their website to learn more. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Feet of Clay

 Another bit of architectural detail found while poking around the collection at The Garage.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hear Me Roar!

Across the street fro, The Garages, Fritz Woehle stored a treasure trove of old statuary, doors and so much more from his travels. I have been fortunate to get inside the gates and photograph. Fritz even took me there once. A photographer's paradise. 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sunday Church Series - Reflections

After weeks of rain, last Sunday was bright and sunny. As I sat in church, I looked up and was startled at the gorgeous play of color and light reflected on the balcony wall from the stained glass window. I made a mental note of the time and went back last Wednesday to try and capture it.

3100Highland Avenue
Birmingham AL 35205

Monday, December 24, 2018

All Is Calm, All is Bright

Christmas blessings to all of my readers around the world who celebrate Christmas.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Birmingham? Paris?

ETC. in Mountain Brook Village always has the most fabulous Christmas window. Could easily rival any windows I've seen in Paris.