Friday, September 26, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY/ TWO THINGS CHALLENGE Blue & Green


This fountain is in the centerpiece  of historic Linn Park and the downtown area.  One of the first parks built in Birmingham,  it is the site of City Stages and the Magic City Art Connection to name just a few.  It is surrounded by City Hall, the Jefferson County Courthouse, Birmingham Museum of Art and Boutwell Auditorium.  I have been saving this one and today seemed the perfect time to post it,  because it showcases a lovely blue sky for my Skywatch Friday entry and the colors of Blue and Green meeting the challenge this week as well.  I covered all my bases with one photo!  

For more participants of Skywatch Friday click here.  Two Things Challenge participants are here.

TOMORROW...... Have I really been at this for 100 DAYS  ?????

The Tune du Jour is back.  "Aquarius" by the Fifth Dimension should be a nice backdrop to this lovely fountain.

24 comments:

Eki Akhwan said...

That gushing fountain element against the clear blue sky is definitely a plus, plus, plus, V! I like it.

Happy SWF!

Babzy said...

i love the song ,it's a good start for my chilly morning ,thanks !

Webradio said...

Bonjour Viginia !
Il est grand Ton aquarium dis donc !
Tu as des requins dedans ???

Olivier said...

waouhh...une très belle fontaine, on dirait un geyser..
Si j'ai bien compris demain tu fêtes ton 100th post !! comme je n'ouvre pas mon ordinateur le weekend, félicitation avec un jour d'avance, c'est un plaisir de venir voir tes photos, alors bonne continuité


waouhh ... a beautiful fountain, it looks like a geyser ..
If I understand you tomorrow fetes 100th your post!.
And I do not open my computer the weekend, so I congratulate you on a day in advance, it is a pleasure to come and see your photos, while good Continuity

vincibene said...

Beautiful view!

Bibi said...

You sure did do them both! Here the water is falling down, not shooting up...

Peter said...

By combining, I would not say that you are cheating, just being clever!

Knoxville Girl said...

Very pretty, and a hat trick for themes!

Knoxville Girl said...

p.s. - happy 100. time flies when you're having fun!

Eddie D. said...

I love fountains...thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

I have a little bit of free time today so I thought I'd cruise by your blog to say hello. Miss you but I'll be back, hopefully before February when we're going to Mexico again for a few months.

The fountain looks like a great place to rest, reflect, and relax. Your photo does it well!

Hope said...

the fountain is beautiful...looks to be a nice place to relax and enjoy the moment

Virginia said...

Kate,
How nice to have you drop in. We do miss you but look forward to thise visits and Mexico of course!

PJ said...

Two memes in one post! I love it!

Nathalie said...

Wonderful. I can see that we're showing the same blue sky! (just got a huge storm actually, got home soaking wet this afternoon. That was a surprise!!!

Re the ferris wheel, I have to confess that I was scared to death. I actually spent the first round curling up in the middle, eyes closed, thinking I would never be able to take any photos. It was awful. And then at the second round I was able to open my eyes and take pics, but I never really enjoyed the experience. Too stressful. Glad the photos came out good though. It paid me back for my efforts!

marley said...

Great use of this brilliant photo! Time flies when you are having fun :)

D.C. Confidential said...

Excellent way to kill two birds with one stone! Good job, VJ!

Petrea said...

You captured the colors beautifully, Virginia.

Tommy V said...

a great skywatch photo. I love fountains

Rambling Round said...

I've been to this park several times (on trips to the library) and it is an oasis downtown. Love the fountain and great Skywatch post.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wonderful fountain and love the framing and the way it seems to flow into the sky above - great piccie

Arija said...

Great fountain, the way it splits those clouds in the sky.

babooshka said...

I could be in Montpellier France where gushing fountains abound. Great way to combine the two themes. The blue/ green is very striking but should ne're been seen upon a fool. I have never understood that saying.

Maya said...

Beautiful fountain. Nice job with the two challenges!