Saturday, December 8, 2018

Magic City Nutcracker III

These adorable ballerinas found a good way to stay entertained and quiet backstage, until their time to dance.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Magic City Nutcracker II

The rosin box is just off stage. The ballerinas dancing en pointe use it often.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Magic Citiy Nutcracker 2018 - Part I

This past weekend, I enjoyed seeing our ballerina, Chappell, perform in the Magic City Nutcracker at the Virginia Samford Theatre. On Sunday, I was invited to photograph back stage. What a wonderful experience. For the next few days I will share some of my favorite images.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Our Ballerina

Looking forward to seeing my talented granddaughter Chappell performing for the Magic City Ballet's Nutcracker, at the Virginia Samford Theatre. Click the link for tickets.

Saturday, November 3, 2018


We southerners covet bittersweet. After finding a nice stand of it once on a road trip to Tennessee, and trying to drag the sticky vines out of the undergrowth, haul it home, and only to find most of the berries in the bottom of my trunk, hence the name. Whatever your *garden shop wants to charge you for this lovely it.

Oak Street Garden Shop for the win!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Welcome Fall!

I am declaring this a Sweetgum, but will welcome an expert opinions!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Autumn Vines

These autumn vines remind me so much of Paris. Actually this is right here in Birmingham at my daughter's home.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Dazzling Dahlias III

Today, we again tour Kathy Whitfield's amazing dahlia garden. I have no idea how many varieties they grow but do know that they show at dahlia shows across the SE.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dazzling Dahlias

I visited Kathy Whitfield's home recently to shoot her fabulous dahlia gardens again. I think I'll share a few this week with you.

I"m putting the finishing touches on my newest phototalk, GARDENS OF BIRMINGHAM, and I will include the "Dahlia Lady" as well as the Adama and Clark homes and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. I love to present my phototalks to civic, church and study clubs, as well as garden clubs. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Homework I

I"m currently enjoying an online photography class, Creative Workout, with my friend Meredith Mullins who now lives in Paris. Each week she introduces 1-2 well known photographers and we explore their work. She then sends us off with our cameras to complete a homework assignment with their work as our inspiration.

Week 1 was Robert Frank, who was able to capture the essence of a place while often breaking the rules. We were to do the same. I never realized how hard breaking the rules would be for me. I offer up my image taken at Sam's Super Samwiches. The bottles, smack dab in the middle of the photo is in focus while the others, although out of focus, give the viewer reference.
BTW, the BEST HOT DOGS on the planet!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Faces of STAIR

Most of you know that one of my favorite assignments is photographing for STAIR of Birmingham. I'm lucky enough to visit the 13 sites all over Birmingham and capture the essence of this outstanding program for Birmingham students. This week I tagged along to 4 sites. This guy, just made my day. Learning to be a better reader is really the best gift a kid can ever get. Please visit the website of STAIR of Birmingham for more information on how you can become a STAIR tutor AND donate to keep this wonderful program going!